19 June 2018
5 Ways to Revamp your Outdated Pool
If your pool was built several years ago, or you have moved into a property with a pool, it might be looking worse for wear. A previous owner may not have maintained it properly or the style may just not be to your liking. If your pool is tired-looking or outdated, it's time for a revamp, it’s much easier than you realise. What choices are available? In this post, we take a look at some ways you can revamp an outdated pool.
Pep up the interior tiling
For a tiled pool, one of the most impactful ways to modernise an old pool is to change the tiling. It’s a chance to choose a unique, creative colour scheme and aesthetic. You can opt for glass, ceramic or porcelain tiles. Individual tiles can even be painted with personalised designs. After the transformation, guests won't believe that it's the same pool. More adventurous pool renovators should consider a colour other than traditional blue.
New vinyl liner
Some people choose to use a vinyl liner when they build their pool in the first place but vinyl liners can also be used to cover a non-vinyl pool shell, to give it a fantastic new look. The vinyl can be cut to fit your existing pool perfectly. A vinyl liner is relatively simple to install and is less costly than retiling the pool with mosaics or other finishes. Along with choosing your design, you will need to consider the thickness of liner – thicker ones will last much longer and being more robust will be more resistant to damage. Liners come in a variety of designs and colours and there is even the possibility of working with your pool installer to create a custom colour.
A great way of updating an older pool is to install modern lighting. One of the best options available is LED lighting. It can be installed anywhere, including under the water line. If the enormous choice of colours makes it too difficult to choose, you can opt for a user-controlled LED light system, allowing you to change the colour of your lights on command – you can even coordinate the lighting with music! This addition can turn an old-fashioned pool into a gorgeous addition to your property. LED lighting is also more energy efficient than traditional lighting.
New pumps and technology
If you have an older pool, it's likely that your pumps, filters and heaters are outdated and therefore not running at maximum efficiency which could be costing that much more to run than is necessary. Pool technology is always advancing and by replacing older kit, your swimming experience can only improve. New pumps, heaters and filters ensure the water is cleaner and warmer, as well as making the pool more energy efficient.
Va Va voom with accessories
Accessorising your pool with a feature such as a waterfall will really make your pool shine. This is an especially popular option with those who have inherited a pool since it allows people to put their own creative stamp on the pool. Other additions might include zhooshing-up the pool surround with large format porcelain tiles or even building an enclosed area for outdoor pools to make swimming an enticing proposition all year round.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool maintenance, servicing and refurbishment, so if you have a pool that’s in need of regular maintenance or a facelift, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice. If you have an older swimming pool that needs upgrading, we suggest planning your refurbishment for the autumn, so all the work is done and dusted before the next swimming season.