How to Get Started on Your Swimming Pool Remodel

Swimming pool and spa

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No one likes to do it, but every once in a while it comes time to update and improve your aging swimming pool or spa. Signs that your swimming pool may need an update would include: dated or broken tile that’s falling off, plaster that’s flaking away or rough in texture, coping and decks that are deteriorating, i.e. sagging, cracking, loud or inefficient pool equipment, leaks in structure or plumbing, or you just want an updated look and a more user-friendly environment.

And let’s be honest, arranging to remodel and update your swimming pool can be a pretty big job that’s going to take a lot of time and money. Here are a few suggestions for how to start this mammoth project:

1. Make a budget- as with all remodel jobs, this is the crucial first step that certainly gets skipped a lot. Take some time to talk to decide how much you’re willing to spend and write that number down- you’ll be glad later 🙂

2. Deciding what you want and need- this is as pretty big step and will likely take some outside help. One way to determine what you want is to do is to check out pictures of other pools. One cool tool to check out other swimming pools can be found at zillow.com. Check it out: http://www.zillow.com/home-improvement-dueling-digs/pool/browse/

3. Talk to a professional- of course there’s only so much you can do without talking to someone who knows what they’re doing. We recommend calling: us! Lifeguard Pools and Spas specializes in remodels both small and large and we’ll walk you through all the steps, and even take you around to check out a few ideas we think you might like.

 

 

 

 

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