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With social distancing in effect, it’s likely that you’re spending more time at home. More time at home means more time staring at your dated pool. Things start to look a little faded over time. The concrete has cracked. Maybe it’s time to refresh things. If you start your pool model today, then you could be done by June. Luckily, you won’t need to break the bank to implement some fantastic swimming pool remodeling. Here are some great pool patio remodel ideas to keep in mind when the time comes to breathe new life into your pool patio.
Refresh Your Patio
One of the simplest things you could do would be just to refresh the patio a bit and add a splash of life and color back to it. Consider changing the materials that the patio is made from. There are many types of patio pavers to choose from. Concrete clay, travertine, marble, limestone, and stone veneer are all excellent choices for a pool patio.
Upgrading and changing the materials used to make the patio provides an instant change to how your patio looks and feels. The right materials could even make the patio more functional. You’ll be able to get more out of your pool patio. At the very least, a change in materials can add a bit of extra value to your home. The best part is that there’s little to no risk of wear and tear with some materials. The more resistant and durable material is, the longer it lasts, and the more value you get out of your pool.
Make it Safer
Pool safety is something that you can’t afford to ignore, especially if you have children. A private pool needs to be just as safe as a public pool. If anything, private pools can be a bit safer because you can take any measure you want. Pool safety ties in with the idea of refreshing your patio as the right materials make a patio safer. Travertine pool pavers, for example, are cooler to the touch and are slip-resistant, which can reduce accidents.
There are other steps you can take to make the pool safer. Why not have fencing installed around the patio? Or the pool itself for that matter? Fencing means that even if someone were to slip, they wouldn’t end up in the pool. Don’t forget about the lighting either. LED lights for pools are a great addition. Not only do they make pools safer during the night, but they can even be useful during the day. Safety should always be a key priority when considering a pool remodel.
Poolside furniture takes a beating, to say the least. With all that water splashing around, it’s no wonder some furniture doesn’t last very long. If you want to find a way to add new life to your pool patio, then replacing the furniture is an excellent place to start.
Make sure that you choose furniture made from durable outdoor-friendly materials. Not only does pool furniture take a lot of damage from water, but it also takes a lot of damage from the elements. You want furniture that can stand up to all the wind, sun, and rain that comes from being outdoors 24/7.
Update the Waterline Tile in Your Pool
While anything around the pool is sure to get wet, it’s the waterline tile that bears the brunt of it all. The tile right by the pool needs to be refreshed and restored every so often. Make sure you take the time to update yours and keep it clean.
Updating the waterline tile will do wonders for your pool. For a start, you’ll get rid of all the grime and muck that builds up over time. Updating waterline tile also gives you the chance to make the pool look and feel more stylish. Tastes change all the time, so there’s no harm in moving with the times and keeping your pool cool – in more ways than one.
Add Water Features
While a pool could in itself be considered a “water feature,” there are lots of extra water features you can add to your pool or deck. These water features come in all shapes and sizes and serve all kinds of purposes. Some of them can be used to improve the ambiance of the pool and make it more relaxing, while others can make things more exciting and fun.
A deck jet can create an arc of water from the patio to the pool, while other water features let you create waterfalls and other stunning water features. Combine these features with lighting for the ultimate in backyard water displays. These water features look fantastic, and they make a pool feel more expensive. Water features add value to your pool and – in turn – your home.
Create a Shaded Area
Most people use their pool when the sun comes out, and the weather heats up. Pools are a great way to cool down, but they aren’t so good for escaping the sun. That’s where creating a shaded area on the patio or deck can help. Sometimes people want to sit out in the shade by the pool and not get into the pool itself, or they want a place they can sit and rest between swims.
The great thing about adding a shaded area is that they’re so versatile. Add some chairs to create a lounge area, add an outdoor TV for entertainment, or invest in some appliances and create an outdoor kitchen. There’s nothing quite like having an outdoor kitchen. Having one by the pool is even better. You’ll be able to hold all the pool parties you want without worrying about setting up a grill or having people running in and out of the house for food.
Landscaping the Area
Investing in the pool and patio can fall flat if the garden around the pool still looks drab and lifeless. As you invest money in upgrading and refreshing your patio, don’t neglect to invest a little in landscaping. The right landscaping means you can match the quality of the pool remodel by “remodeling” your garden too.
As with most other poolside remodels, changing up the garden can have other unintended benefits. For a start, the right plants and trees can create more natural shade. The right plants also look and smell lovely, making being outdoors all the better for it. Create an environment where people want to spend time, and you’ll find your pool gets a lot more use. Having natural shading can also save you a bit of money on creating artificial shading for the deck if you’re interested in doing that.
Consider a Fireplace
A fireplace is one of the coziest things you could have in a home. There’s nothing like relaxing around the fireplace as a family. The same principle applies to an outdoor fireplace. Gather the family around the fireplace on a warm summer night for a lovely bit of family time in a relaxing atmosphere. Think of it like sitting around a campfire, but without having to go camping.
Fireplaces come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and materials. You should choose a fireplace that matches the look and feel of the broader outdoor area. Get a fireplace made from the same materials as the patio or pool itself, if you can, for the best look. A fireplace adds warmth and light to your pool patio – literally.
There’s plenty you can do to remodel your patio and make it look and feel better than ever before. You can install some water features, make it safer, upgrade the materials, replace broken and bleak furniture, and breathe some new life into the garden. These are all little things that add up to a significant change in your outdoor space. A total pool remodel cost may be far less than you were expecting. Get in touch with us for a quote. If you start your pool remodel now, it will be ready for the wonderful summer months ahead.