Enciso’s Pool Construction can be a very involved yet rewarding process. Remodeling your home can add thousands to the value as well as making your home feel like an entirely new place, and the same can be said for your pool. Have you had your swimming pool for many years? Is the interior surface showing wear or the tile and coping materials out of date? Perhaps the size, style or features no longer suit your lifestyle or personal taste. Are you interested in learning how to transform your backyard pool into a great space that friends and family will enjoy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will benefit from these popular Phoenix pool remodeling ideas.
Pool Decking, Tile and Coping Replacement
Some of the most commonly remodeled elements of swimming pools are the pool deck, coping, and waterline tile. Over the years, your pool deck could become cracked or sunken, and tile and coping can chip, crack and even fall off. When this happens, it takes away from the beauty of your pool and also presents dangerous safety hazards. Broken tile and coping are often sources of water leaks, and let’s face it, nothing says “old pool” like dated tile from the 1980’s.
Fresh new tile, coping, and decking is perhaps the most powerful facelift for an aging pool. These elements are what largely define the style of a pool, and can dramatically improve the look and feel. Decking options such as paving stones or slate can effortlessly elevate your pool to a new level of class and elegance, while popular spray decking is a clean look that offers increased traction for safety as well as being cooler to the touch than many other materials.
Updating Interior Surface, Lighting, and Fixtures
Cracked plaster presents the most significant danger of pool leaks, which put all nearby structures, including your home, at risk. Not to mention that the old standby white or even pale blue plaster can be a huge giveaway as to a pools age. There is an exciting new world of pool surfaces available today that can absolutely revolutionize the look of your pool. Imagine choosing from dozens of colors in materials ranging from traditional plaster to quartz aggregate and even pebble-based products with shimmery bits of abalone mixed in! Opt for a deep gray or dark blue for a dramatic, black-bottom effect, or choose a cool aqua that creates a shimmery turquoise like the waters of the Mediterranean. Whichever you choose, prepare to be wowed by the results!
Don’t forget while you are resurfacing your pool to remove or replace rusty or rickety handrails and ladders as well as weak or ineffective pool lighting. New energy-efficient, color changing LED lighting adds changeable ambiance to the pool and spa as well as increasing safety and extending pool use into the evening hours.
Pool Resizing and Reshaping
Perhaps your pool just doesn’t meet your family’s needs at all. Then why not consider a complete overhaul? This could include changing the size and shape of your pool, adding a beautiful rock waterfall complete with a fun slide, or even building a spa for endless hours of relaxation. The great thing about remodeling is that you get to decide what you do and do not like. This is an especially good idea for homeowners that have purchased a home that already has a swimming pool. Remodeling the swimming pool will allow you to add your own personal touch to your home, and to have a pool that your family enjoys for years and years to come.
Whether you are interested in constructing a new pool or remodeling your existing pool, give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist you!
Here are some of the top remodeling trends we’re seeing for the summer:
Beautiful LED Lighting
Adding lighting to your pool can instantly create an air of sophistication around it. Add colored lighting or programmed lights that come on and off according to a pattern, creating a virtual light show, and you’ve got something truly special. Plus, lighting makes it easier (and safer) to swim at night.
LED lighting is a popular choice for pool lighting because it is energy efficient. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on energy bills to make your pool look stylish.
Interesting Fire Features
Why settle for having a fire pit next to your pool? Imagine how stunning it would look sitting right in the middle of your pool. Wow your guests and create a meditative center to your pool by putting in fire features like a decorative fire pit or torches. You can also have a grill built into your pool side so that you can serve guests right in the water.
Bountiful Water Features
Water features are just as beautiful as fire features in a pool. Some popular water features right now include small waterfalls, sprays, fountains, and jets. Water features can be placed just about anywhere in or around the pool. For example, sprays can shoot up around a statue in the middle of the pool, or a few of them can line the sides of the pool. The type and placement of the water features will have a huge impact on the overall pool design.
Disappearing Knife Edge
Most pools end with a concrete border. But some pools have what’s known as a “knife edge,” in which the water appears to flow right into the horizon. What actually happens is that the water flows over a small edge into a drain. But it looks like the water has no border.
You will need to have the right landscape to make a knife edge possible. The custom pool contractors will survey your property and let you know if it’s possible to add a knife edge to your pool and what modifications are necessary, if so.
Sophisticated Color Choices
Darker colored surfaces are in right now, partly because they create a luxurious, sophisticated look for the pool. Forget about shades of aqua or turquoise – the trend now is to border or tile your pool in colors like navy and emerald. The darker colors also have practical purposes: They hide stains and dirt, and they retain more heat from the sun, which means that you spend less on keeping your pool warm.
The Natural Look
Pools often look like they are designed. They are surrounded by a lot of concrete, and they have a geometric design like a rectangle or a perfect oval. The latest trends reject this designed look in favor of a more natural vibe. Some pools are even designed to look like natural bodies of water.
Unique hardscaping is essential to creating a more natural look for a pool, and that includes using plenty of rocks (not cut stones), xeriscaping, and even some water features. Greenery can also be used strategically in and around the pool to achieve this natural look.
Most of the time, you don’t really want to get out of the water once you’re in it. Not only will you quickly become so hot that you’re sweating in the sun, but you don’t want to alternate getting dry and getting wet over and over.
Trends for pool design keep as many activities in the water as possible. For example, tanning ledges allow you to lie in just a couple of inches of water on the pool’s edge. Or ledge loungers let you stretch out and relax while still dangling your hands or feet in the water. These are easy features to add during pool remodeling, so they are especially popular choices.
If you have small children, the typically three-foot entryway of a standard pool is still too deep. A lot of pools are now being designed with a sloped entryway, also known as a “zero entry.” There can be as little as six inches to a foot of water for several feet, and the depth gently increases. Kids will have plenty of room to swim and play while also staying safe.
You’ll need to have a fairly large pool to have a sloped entryway, or you’ll need to be able to expand your pool to make it larger.
Your pool is such a wonderful asset for your Arizona home, so you should design it to look and function exactly the way you want it to. If your pool is looking dull or just seems uninspiring, consider investing in hiring a San Tan pool remodeling contractor this summer.
Enciso’s Pool Construction is a top pool remodeling company in Hesperia. We install water and fire features, advanced LED lighting systems, pool automation software, and many of the design features included here. Our designers will inspect your pool and property, then talk with you about your vision and what’s possible based on your landscape. We’ll help you explore options that fit your budget and then discuss a timeline that meets your goals while still leaving time to enjoy your pool for the summer. Call us today to start planning your dream pool!