It’s going to be summer before you know it, and that means it’s never too soon to think about renovating your pool. But, do you really want to take out a second mortgage? It’d be nice to avoid it if you can, and there are several things you can do to give yourself the gift of what seems like a brand-new pool without breaking the budget. Before checking in with a custom pool builder in Atlanta, here are some tips that might give you ideas.
Perhaps a Re-Tile Is in Order
You probably don’t want to go out and buy a whole new pool, but it’s amazing how the simplest changes can feel like you just switched out your old pool for a new one. If your pool is looking tired and needs to be resurfaced, or if you want give the pool a newer look, replacing the old tiles with glass or ceramic, and switching to Quartzon or an interior with a natural pebble look will bring your whole backyard back to life.
Plant or Improve Your Garden
If your pool area feels uninspiring, sometimes it’s not the pool, but the place surrounding it. A cost-effective way to get your pool feeling like a tropical paradise, is to improve the greenery around it. An easy fix is to purchase tropical plants that are tall and fully grown. Plant these around the pool, or add a hedge to one side of the pool, and it will create the effect of an entirely new public space.
Switch out the Furniture
As Americans put more care into their yards and we spend more time outdoors, furniture and home improvement stores have been producing more outdoor furniture, and in a greater variety than ever before. Getting new loungers, adding a table with an umbrella, or mixing out what you currently have with outdoor cushions and throw rugs, can totally change the look of the pool. Add a little zen fountain or a sculpture, and we guarantee your friends will respond with, “what’d you do to the pool?”
Update the Pool Fencing
Pools are very dangerous if there are children around, and many municipalities require fencing. If you’re required to purchase a fence, or if you need to update your current fence, it’s just another opportunity to modernize your pool area. Don’t treat the fence as a nuisance. Find one that’s attractive and suits the area. Also, plants and decorations can go a long way towards personalizing the fence.
Beyond the pool itself, there are countless ways to update your yard with the pool as its centerpiece, without rebuilding the pool from the ground up. Ask the professionals at Hilltop Pools and Spas, your custom pool builder in Atlanta, and see what updates are best for you.