What are the reasons we need to renovate?
Over the years, pools can become outdated and in need of a renovation. Some pool owners’ desire minor changes and some desire dramatic overhauls. Due to the availability of new products and materials that weren’t available when the existing pool was constructed, often times the pool looks better than it did when it was new. Other than the shape of the pool, virtually anything is possible when a willing homeowner is paired with a creative designer/craftsman.
Renovation Projects Both Large and Small
Renovations can include, but are definitely not limited to replacement of the tile or coping, resurfacing the interior of the pool with a dark finish which can give your pool that lagoon look, or virtually anything else that one can imagine. Pool renovations can do wonders for the overall appearance of the backyard.
Many times a pool renovation can do wonders for the appearance and usefulness of your backyard. For example, many of the pools that are being built today have dark finishes, which really give the pools a beautifully rich lagoon look. This same look is desired by many existing pool owners, and therefore one of the most common types of renovations is to resurface the interior surface of the pool to a dark finish.
Following are some tips in selecting a pool renovation contractor and how to finance the project.
Selecting a Renovation Contractor
Finding a dependable, experienced contractor is the key to a successful renovation. Pool owners whom have had a pool renovation done are often the best source of advice when trying to select a pool renovation contractor.
When obtaining estimates ask the following of the contractor:
- Do you have completed renovation projects that I can see?
- Can you get me a list of referrals?
- What type and length of warranty will you provide?
- What is covered and what is not covered under the warranty?
- Can you provide a copy of your liability and workers compensation insurance?
- Who will supervise the job? How long will the project take?
- Who is responsible for cleaning up after the project is complete?
We feel that we measure up very well when considering the above questions. Please give us a call for a free, no-obligation estimate on renovating your swimming pool.