There is nothing better than to splash around—or float—in the cool water of a swimming pool on a hot summer’s day, or hosting a friendly social gathering at home while everyone enjoys your swimming pool.
Swimming pools are a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends and can be a real asset. Most people are happy with the way their pools are setup, and if you start a conversation about upgrading their pool and the surrounding area, they will most likely tell you that it is far too expensive to consider.
Fortunately, there are many upgrades you can make to your pool without replacing it completely. Consider the following to give it that “WOW!” factor without breaking your bank account.
- Get a pool cover. Owning a reliable pool cover will keep your swimming pool safe and clean. If you own a heated pool, a swimming pool cover is essential to ensure that your pool stays warm and very little to no heat escapes while you are not using your pool. It will also give your pool and its surrounding area a “finished” look.
- Convert to a salt water system One of the key reasons why so many people are moving to salt water systems is the cost of running a salt water pool. It’s quite inexpensive! The reason behind this is quite simple actually. Salt water systems make use of salt to form chlorine in the pool’s water, which as you can guess, gets rid of any extra chlorine that you have to add to the pool—which in turn saves you a lot of money. Plus, a salt water pool is a lot easier on your eyes and skin than a traditional water pool.
- Switch to LED lighting. Let’s face it, while LED bulbs are not cheap, the benefits of using an LED bulb far outweigh the cost of the bulb. The main reason why LED lighting is so popular is because of their performance—they shine brighter and last some 20 years longer than your traditional pool lighting. This means that your pool will have better lighting and look good—while saving you money on your electricity bill as well.
- Resurface your swimming pool. When it comes to cost, resurfacing your swimming pool can be quite expensive; however, in terms of having the “WOW!” factor you are looking for, resurfacing your pool is a must-do upgrade and will cost less than buying a new pool. Over time, the swimming pool’s plaster may start to look dull and uninviting. When you resurface your swimming pool, you will be able to choose the color and look you want to achieve. There are many options to explore. For in-ground pools, LOOP-LOC offers a wide range of designer pool liners to pick from. Contact a local dealer to see which one is best for you.
These are just some of the many upgrades you can do to your pools that will it have the “WOW!” factor you are looking for!