UPDATE YOUR BACKYARD POOL WITH THESE RENOVATION OPTIONS
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.
ADDING OR UPDATING FIBERGLASS STAIRS
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.
STEEL STEPS & BENCHES
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 COPING AND PATIO STONES
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.
REPLACING POOL LINERS
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
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