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Renovate your swimming pool

A damaged liner or deck, an ageing shape, outdated equipment... There are many reasons to renovate your pool. Like all buildings, your pool will deteriorate over time. The good news is! The pool renovation market is booming. Professionals have been trained to help their customers with their new projects. In this article, you'll find invaluable advice on renovating your pool.

images before / after of a pool renovation

When is it time to renovate your pool?

On average, it is estimated that a  swimming pool needs renovating every 15 years. This varies according to the  quality of construction and the regularity with which your pool has been maintained.

When you notice problems with the waterproofing or ageing of your equipment, it's time to call in a professional to carry out a full diagnosis. He or she will then be able to suggest ways of making your pool more economical (and environmentally friendly!), more user-friendly and in line with the latest safety standards.

What are the most common renovations?

When renovating a swimming pool, there are two categories of work, each more or less costly and extensive: aesthetic refurbishment, technical improvements and structural renovation.

Refurbishing and repairing your swimming pool

Leak repairs 

If you find that your water or electricity consumption increases over the seasons, this may be due to faulty components (pipes, filter, pump, skimmer). A professional will be able to locate a leak easily and also check that the ground has not moved.

Cleaning coping stones

Kerb stones are fragile elements that become damaged over time (blackened or broken joints, cracks). They are also finishing elements that play a very important role in the aesthetics of your pool. Cleaning your kerbs is a good way of modernizing and brightening up your pool at a lower cost.

Installation ou remplacement des volets piscine

Submerged or above-ground, manual or motorised (battery or solar-powered), pool cover models have also evolved considerably. Don't hesitate to ask for a quote, as prices vary greatly depending on the size and shape of the pool (made-to-measure).  

Investing in new equipment

Over the last few years, swimming pool equipment manufacturers have improved their technology to offer pools that are both more ecological and easier to use. Thanks to automated connected services (such as dosing pumps, filtration or heating systems), you can now control your pool from your smartphone. This saves time and money.

So it's well worth comparing equipment and investing in reliable products to keep your pool looking great all year round. For example, connected water analysers that measure pH and ORP, such as ICO POOL not only allow you to analyse the water independently, but also recommend chemical treatments when the water changes. By example, you can compare pH testers available in the market.

Renovate the structure of your swimming pool

Changing the pool liner

There are a thousand and one ways to modernise your pool at all prices.

  • Liners should be changed every 10 to 15 years. You can take advantage of this by changing the color (white, grey or pale green), with mosaic or marble-type patterns.
  • You can also replace the liner with a reinforced membrane, which has a longer lifespan of around 20 years.
  • Tiles come in a huge variety of shapes and colours. It is still the most durable and environmentally-friendly floor covering. However, the joints must be redone every 8 to 10 years. Glass mosaics can be replaced with Bali stone, enamel or ceramic.

Optimizing pool size 

Over the years, the use of your pool changes. Most structural modifications are made when children grow up or simply to meet economic needs. Whatever the case, changing the size or depth of a pool, adding new swim accessories are one of the most frequent requests.

Conclusion

If you want to renovate your swimming pool for aesthetic reasons or to make it more energy-efficient, take advice from an approved professional who can guarantee that your project is carried out properly. Finally, don't forget, whatever the nature of the renovations you carry out, to comply with the mandatory safety standards for private swimming pools.