6 Pool Renovation Ideas for the Winter

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We are quickly approaching the time to close down your pool for the winter. If you feel like you didn’t use your pool enough this year or didn’t enjoy it when you did use it, now might be a good time to think about pool renovation ideas.

Here are some things to think about that can help you improve your enjoyment of the pool next year and for years to come. None of these involve completely redoing your pool, and most of them can be done on a modest budget.

Update Lighting

Pool lighting makes a big difference in how you feel about your pool at night. Old, underpowered, and unattractive lighting can make your pool seem uninviting. Upgrading to more modern, more colorful, and more powerful lighting can make spending time at your pool more enjoyable on any evening. This can be especially good for summer days where the warm evenings are the best time to be out on the pool deck after the heat of the day.

Bring the Fire

Fire features are a beautiful addition to your pool area. You can choose fire pots that are elevated and provide great visual interest.

But perhaps the best way to use fire is with fire pits that are not only visually interesting but also add warmth to the pool area. This lets you enjoy your pool more into the night, especially in the fall and spring when temperatures can drop off rapidly.

Diving Board

6 Pool Renovation Ideas for the WinterA diving board gives you an additional fun way to interact with your pool. Learning to dive can be challenging, too, and a diving board can even be an enjoyable place to hang out near, but not in, the pool.

If your pool was made deep enough for a diving board but doesn’t have one, this is an easy way to increase engagement at the pool.

Add Water Features

Of course, the pool itself is a water feature, but you can add more water features to make it easier and more fun to play at the pool. The best thing about this is that there are many options for additions, so you can choose how big a renovation you want this to be.

If you’re looking for a small, affordable project, you can add some water jets or sprayers. For a bigger project, you can add a waterfall, which not only looks beautiful but also adds the serene sound of falling water.

Tanning Shelf

Also called a Cabo shelf or Baja shelf, this is a flat area at the edge of your pool that is covered with shallow water when the pool is full. You can use this for tanning, as the name implies, helping you to stay cool while you get your sun. However, the tanning shelf can also serve as a great hangout by the pool. People can comfortably sit partially immersed and trail their feet in the water without diving all the way in.

Replace Your Deck

One of the biggest changes you can make to the appearance of your pool is to change the deck. This is another project where you can decide how big you want the project to be. Of course, you want to repair the deck and remove stains, but you can resurface or repave the deck as a relatively inexpensive renovation. You can even add a raised wood deck over your current deck.

Let Allen Pool Make Your Renovation Easy

For over 40 years, Allen Pool Service has been dedicated to helping people get more enjoyment out of their pools with less hassle. Whether you have definitive ideas about how you want your new pool to look or just a list of complaints, we can help you get the perfect pool renovation. We can also help you enjoy your new pool with less effort by taking over pool maintenance.

Please call us at (770) 451-1621 or use our contact form to schedule a pool renovation consultation today with Allen Pool Service. We serve customers in the Atlanta, Georgia area.