5 Options for Updating Your Pool

Having a pool in your backyard is perfect for warm weather. Make your pool more attractive and inviting by making some improvements. Updating your pool enhances the value of your home and helps you keep up with maintenance and repair. When planning upgrades, here are a few to consider.

1. Update the Tile

The tile that surrounds the pool may be old, faded, and outdated. Since the tile around the pool is visible, updating the tile is a great project to improve the appearance of your pool. Even if the tile isn’t in poor condition, upgrading to a new color or modern style is worth the time and effort.

2. Add a Slide or Diving Board

Depending on the size and depth of your pool, you may want to add a slide into the water. This will be a popular feature especially if you have children. Alternatively, you can a diving board if the pool is 9 feet deep or deeper. Slides and diving boards are easy to install and add more activities to your pool.

3. Updating Your Pool With a Heater

If you enjoy your pool but wish you could use it in cooler weather, you might install a swimming pool heater. Depending on your local climate, you could extend your pool season to be year-round. A natural gas-powered heater is more efficient than an electric model. Natural gas can heat the pool faster and for less money.

4. Automate Basic Pool Care

Caring for the pool can be quite a chore and takes hours of work each week. However, basic pool maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult. Add an automated system for cleaning and maintenance. Modern “smart” technology has made pool maintenance even easier. Pool cleaners, lights, and the heater can be operated via an app on your smartphone. You’ll have greater control of your pool, even if you’re out of town.

5. Update the Purification System

Chlorination is the most common way to keep the water clean, but chlorine is hard on our skin, hair, and eyes. Instead of chlorine, there are other ways to keep your pool water sparkling clean and healthy. Saltwater systems and ozone generators require just a small amount of chlorine. You can go even more high-tech and use ozone with a UV light to avoid harsh chemicals in the water.

Updating your pool doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. A few simple upgrades will make your pool more attractive and save you money in the long run.

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