There are over 10 million residential pools in the United States. Between 2022 and 2027, the US swimming pool construction market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.30%. An inground concrete pool has a long life. There will likely be a need for a brand-new pool liner after 10 or 15 years, though these are usually minor repairs; infinity pool remodeling is drastically different.
How To Refurbish A Pool And Why You Should Do It
A project’s ultimate goal is always an aesthetic or technical improvement. Changes can be as simple as changing a vinyl liner to a complete transformation of a skimmer pool by including an overflow.
Remodeling a pool to improve it
The work involved in refurbishing a ground swimming pool is usually more extensive. Some of these are listed here, but this list is not exhaustive.
Designing the pool’s surroundings
The materials of today allow layouts that were unimaginable just a decade or two ago. An updated coping that is more discreet or more harmonizing with the surrounding decking changes the entire look of a pool and creates a backyard oasis.
Changing the pool access
Pool ladders were the standard entryway to most pools until a few years ago. Often impractical for young children or the elderly, stairs or a gently sloping submerged pool deck as beach entrance are alternatives.
Changing the depth of in-ground pools
Traditionally, infinity pools or regular pools were built very deep. Reduced pool depths save water, pool chemicals, and heating costs.
Creating an infinity pool from a traditional pool
Pool renovations are more significant in this case, but they are still quite feasible. This frequently involves the steps outlined above, as well as the modification of the filtration system and the addition of an overflow.
There is a common misconception that this type of renovation is only possible on reinforced concrete pools, but it is also possible on certain kit pools. The example opposite illustrates this with a long overflow of more than 9 meters.
Work to repair the pool
Damage to the pool surface
The waterproofing of many regular pools is provided by a liner or a jointed PVC membrane. After 10 years (or sooner depending on the use and the adjustment of the pool chlorinator), this needs to be replaced. In this case, you might be able to use a reinforced PVC liner or a special plaster. This field has made substantial advances.
It might be necessary to apply a freshly applied layer of gel-coat to a fiberglass pool.
Problems with the structure
These usually affect concrete (reinforced concrete, shotcrete, cast concrete) pools after a few years. Water leaks occur due to cracks. Hence, it is imperative to seal the cracks. Liners often overlook these problems. Ensure you are not wasting water!
And the piping!
The ground can shift, and one or more buried pipes can break; corrosion can also cause damage. The hydraulic network and the jets must then be tested, and the source of the leak must be identified. Precautions can be taken to avoid these issues when building a pool.
Additionally, the filter system may need to be replaced after ten years. It’s a simple process. Other filter media can be used instead of sand. The efficiency of a brand-new pool pump may be higher.
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You don’t have to build when you can renovate
Water shortages have caused some local authorities to ban new swimming pools construction for the foreseeable future. Instead of tearing down and rebuilding, renovate where possible.
Analyzing the problems
The renovation process begins with a complete inventory of the pool. As a result, the necessary work can be performed.
Make sure your pool renovation is done right.
An Infinity Pool Renovation Checklist: 5 Key Points
Infinity pools became popular in the middle of the 20th century. Like ordinary pools, overflow pools require refurbishment every 10 to 15 years. It may be necessary to upgrade the filter system or the pool pumps even if there are no major problems.
Determining what is needed to renovate your in-ground pool
Consider hiring a pool contractor or a pool design specialist. The assessment will identify priorities and provide personalized advice.
Is it a good time to refurbish an infinity pool?
Water must always be present in a concrete swimming pool, barring exceptions. To accomplish desired or necessary work, for instance: adding an immersed pool deck or an endless pool system, raising the deep end of the pool to install inlet jets, etc., it is wise to take advantage of a change in coating.
An overflow pool renovation should be handled by a professional
You’re better off leaving an expert to design your new pool if you’re converting a skimmer pool into an overflow pool or renovating an overflow pool. Unless you have their expertise, you cannot determine the feasibility of your pool renovation project.
How much should you budget for a renovation of an infinity pool?
People often ask this question, but answering it is difficult. Pool builders claim that building a pool is cheaper. In some cases, it is not possible to install a new pool, so the only option is to renovate the existing one. In a pool renovation, the work can be done according to the budget as you go.
Enhance your pool's size or shape by renovating it
It is possible to increase the size of a small pool in some cases; it does not mean it will become an Olympic pool. Similarly, modifying a rectangular pool to become free-form will be difficult. Even if your pool is semi inground or indoor, there are many options.
How Morana Water Design Can Help You Remodel Your Pool
With over 30 years of experience, Morana Water Design has worked with many individuals and professionals on this process of custom pool renovation. Their personalized advice will take the size of the project and the value of the site into account.
The renovation of your pool is, in most cases, possible, whether you are experiencing problems with it or you would like to make it more attractive. Identifying the source of any malfunctions is the first step. A pool expert can assist you in this process.
Today, many local authorities refuse to grant planning permission for the construction of new swimming pools. As a result, pool renovation appears to have a bright future. The trend is to repair rather than purchase new items.