Does My Pool Need to Be Renovated?
Spring is here, and your family is probably eager to return to fun in the sun in your backyard pool. However, after the wear and tear of winter, and years of use, it may be time to consider renovating your pool. A spring swimming pool renovation can help you prepare your pool for summer and ensure you and your family can continue to enjoy it for years to come. In this blog post, we describe just a few of the signs that your pool may need a renovation. Of course, you don’t always need a reason to refresh your outdoor living space and there are many ways you can update even a relatively new backyard pool.
Signs Your Pool Needs a Renovation
Deterioration is Visible
Over time, your backyard pool can begin to show the signs of wear and tear. Decay, rust, mold and algae build-up can all become serious issues throughout the lifetime of a pool and cracks and leaks can form and expand. Therefore, it’s important to frequently inspect your pool for signs of damage and repair any significant issues before they can further deteriorate.
Pool equipment is frequently updated to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs and improve the overall function of your pool. Depending on the age of your backyard pool, a renovation can allow you to update old equipment to more modern systems that utilize automation and fewer chemicals to save you time, energy and money.
Faded or Stained Pool Liner
Vinyl pool liners usually only have a longevity of between 10-15 years. Over time, pool chemicals and UV rays from the sun can damage and fade the colour of your liner. This affects both the aesthetic and the function of your pool as the liner becomes more and more damaged over time. A replacement liner can increase the longevity of your backyard pool and revitalize your outdoor living space. Stains can also accumulate on your liner and affect the aesthetic of your pool. This can also be remedied with a replacement liner.
Broken, loose or chipped tiles can quickly become dangerous hazards for the entire family. Tripping or slipping could cause someone to break a bone or sprain a muscle. Other safety issues can accumulate over the lifetime of your pool if lights burn out or safety covers are broken or worn down. In addition to inspecting for deterioration, it’s important to spot hazards before they can harm you or your family.
Pool Surface Issues
If water chemistry is not consistently monitored and adjusted, unbalanced pH can damage the surface of your pool. Over time, this may require you to resurface your pool or replace the liner.
How to Maximize Your Pool’s Longevity
Monitor & Adjust Water Chemistry
Pool chemistry is one of the most important responsibilities of a homeowner. Monitoring and regularly adjusting water chemistry can greatly increase the lifetime of your backyard pool. Unbalanced pH or inconsistent levels of chlorine can result in staining, algae build-up, damage to the pool liner and surface and affect the health of pool users. Adjusting pool chemicals will help reduce the build-up of bacteria and algae in the pool and reduce corrosion and damage to pool equipment.
Clean, Clean, Clean!
Frequent cleaning of your pool can reduce the build-up of unwanted algae and improve the overall look and function of the pool. It is important to consistently clean the pool surface with an automatic or mechanical vacuum in addition to skimming the surface for debris. This should be done at least once per week.
Pay Attention for Issues
It is always a good idea to keep an eye on your pool for significant changes such as cloudy water, green scum growing on the surface or dark staining on the liner. All these changes can be a sign of larger issues with your water system and may require professional help.
This spring invest in your outdoor living space with a pool renovation. Improve the overall look and function of your pool by updating old equipment, repairing any damage or even updating landscaping. For all your pool renovation needs, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is here to help. We are experienced when it comes to backyard renovations, pool maintenance and water chemistry. Bring in a sample of your pool water for free testing in either of our store locations in the Greater Toronto Area. For information or to get started on your renovation, contact our team today at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket).