Pool Renovations


Whether you’ve purchased a home with an older style pool, or your design tastes have evolved,
renovating and updating an outdoor space doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
There are different renovation options that can give your backyard a face-lift. We’ve pooled together some of our most common updates for you to consider.

If you’re working with an existing vinyl over steel pool, you can alter the shape. We often work with clients who call us about their pools that were built back in the 80s and who now want a more modern shape. For example, we’ve transformed a number of ‘Roman’ style pools into rectangles.

Many older pools were built without a pool step; they simply had a shallow end ladder to get in and out. In the 80’s and 90’s a lot were also built with white steps that may have cracked or discoloured over time.
Adding a fibreglass step is an easy update.
Options are white, blue and grey and come in a few different sizes. Our most common addition is a grey step. It’s a more contemporary look and compliments the new liner colours well. It should be noted that adding a step is done in tandem with a new liner, new pool coping, and often a plumbing upgrade.

A very popular option today is the addition of steel steps and benches. You can customize these to be anything you like. Whether you’re looking for a seamless entry, a sun ledge with bubblers, or a combination of the two, we can make just about anything these days out of steel.
Steel steps and benches can be added to both straight wall pools and radius pools. You can extend a step outside of your pool by
removing a wall, or add a custom shaped interior step to a any free-form pool. Send us a photo of your current pool and we’ll make some recommendations.

Updating cracked concrete pool decks with pavers or natural stone can make your pool look like its brand new. Whether your preference is pre-cast stone pavers, or natural flagstone, the result is stunning.
If stone isn’t in the budget, consider a new concrete deck. Stamped concrete has come a
long way! You can update your pool patio with a more modern pattern.

Another simple fix for updating your pool is to replace your liner or paint or re-tile your concrete pool a different colour. Liners with a tile-style border were very popular in the 90s and early 2000s, but today’s pool is primarily made up of full print patterns. Updating your liner will also change the appearance and colour of your water. Check out some of our favourite featured patterns on our Instagram page @pool_craft.

When changing the liner another thing to consider is changing older style pool lights for
a more energy efficient LED option. When the liner is out the size and style of existing lights can
be updated.

Controlling pumps, lights and heaters with schedules or apps is appealing to most pool owners. This easy update is very common and will make pool ownership even more enjoyable.

Whether you are looking to upgrade existing pool equipment, add a water feature, replace your liner or completely upgrade and remodel your backyard, Pool Craft is available for all your needs.

  • Equipment upgrades
  • Replacement of all types of stairs, coping, decks and patios
  • Add water features or a spill over-spa to existing pool
  • Add pool and garden lighting
  • Upgrade with automation and salt systems
  • Liner replacements


Once you decide how to freshen up the look of the surrounding pool area, it's time to pick your liner. When doing renovations around the pool, you will start to notice how much your old, dull liner stands out and you will want to consider replacing it with a fresh new look to match your new patio! Pool Craft offers a wide range of liner patterns and has exclusive designs you won’t see anywhere else!


Below you will find some of our most frequently asked questions.

You should always agree on a detailed budget and estimated timeline before you sign a contract with a professional pool builder. Obviously, unforeseen factors can alter the schedule and sometimes impact the budget. For example, weather, customer change requests, permit delays, etc. can all affect the project, but a good builder will communicate and coordinate with you throughout the project to ensure successful pool construction and complete customer satisfaction.

Just like choosing a paint color for a room in your home, making a choice of liner pattern for your pool is a very personal choice. Many patterns are available to suit your decorative preferences. Ask yourself: what are the colors surrounding my pool? The colors of the coping, deck, house, and patio furniture are important considerations in selecting a pattern that ties into your backyard decor. Ultimately, selecting the 'best pattern' is part of the fun of owning a vinyl liner pool, so enjoy the opportunity to design your pool to your personal taste.

Depending on the size of your pool, filtration equipment, and heating requirements, your energy driven equipment may operate up to 12 hours per day to properly circulate your water for effective filtration. A small increase in efficiency can yield larger savings later; therefore, the right pool equipment is essential to your power bill. Whether you're building a new pool or replacing existing equipment, your equipment selection can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

Industry Recognition Matters to Us

Pool Craft is the proud recipient of multiple annual awards from various councils and memberships in the industry, including The Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada, Landscape Ontario, and APSP.

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