15 great ways to update your aging pool, deck & equipment

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 20, 2011 5:18:16 PM


Bring new life to your dated backyard resort today—and save time and money tomorrow. A pool modernization and style makeover can deliver a variety of benefits, including:

- enhanced beauty & enjoyment

- reduction of water & energy consumption

- greater operating ease and time savings related to maintenance

- prevention of more labor- & cost-intensive repairs in the future.

When planning your pool and backyard makeover, consider these smart options for your renovation:

Note: Some options & materials listed here may not be available in all areas of the U.S. or may not be appropriate for your particular pool or backyard. Your local pool builder will advise which choices are best suited for your pool, backyard conditions, family needs, and region.

> Surround your pool perimeter with gleaming new ceramic tile.

> Enjoy a new custom deck in brick, stamped concrete, decorative pavers, Sundek®, spray deck, Kool Deck®, or custom stone masonry.

> Create a new focal point in an otherwise boring pool shape by adding a fountain, rock waterfall, lighted laminar jet, or cascading water feature.

> Convert a chlorinated pool into one that’s purified with a gentle saltwater system or with an ozone generator with virtually no chlorine!

> Replace a cracked, mottled interior with a slip- and stain-resistant quartz or pebble finish with long-lasting color.

> Maximize family fun and fitness with a pool slide, diving board, diving rock, or adjustable exercise swim jet.

> Give new dimension to your pool by adding a spa or elevating the one that you have.

> Warm your pool & spa faster and with lower energy costs with the latest generation of ultra-efficient heating systems.

> Improve safety, reduce water loss from evaporation, and help preserve temperature for less cost by adding a solar or automatic pool cover.

> Make your pool’s deep end more usable by reducing its depth.

> Slash energy use in half (and meet newer Florida and California energy standards) with a new variable-speed pump.

> Replace loose, cracked and crumbling coping with options like flagstone, concrete, bull-nose brick, and safety-grip brick.

> Automate your backyard retreat with an easy handheld remote system that controls pool & spa functions with the touch of a button.

> Illuminate your entire swimming environment with the latest in long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting that changes colors.

> Protect your family from tropical insects by enclosing your pool with a screen room designed for Florida/Gulf Coast environments.

Your pool builder will be able to provide more specific information on the above options. Based on your particular pool, backyard, and family needs, your builder may also have additional ideas for your consideration.


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