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Two Tips for Homeowners Who Wish to Renovate Their Swimming Pools

Tommy Franklin

If your swimming pool is due to be renovated by a contractor soon, you may find the following suggestions to be quite helpful.

Use the renovation project as an opportunity to upgrade your pool pump

Like any electrical item that is used regularly, pool pumps deteriorate over time. If your pool and its pump were fitted many years ago, it is very likely that the latter is no longer as effective as it once was at dragging the used and contaminated water out of the pool and passing it through the pool filter.

Whilst the best thing to do when a pool pump reaches this stage of deterioration is to replace it, this process can be painstakingly laborious and will result in you not being able to swim in your pool until the replacement work is finished (as without a pool pump, the water will not be clean enough to safely swim in). Furthermore, if you install the pump yourself and make a mistake (such as not connecting the pump to the plumbing lines correctly), it could leak dirty pool water all over the area of your garden where it is located.

If this is why you have been postponing the replacement of your pool pump, then it is worth having this component replaced by your contractor during the pool renovations. The reasons for this are as follows; if you're having the pool renovated, you won't, of course, be able to swim in it. As such, this is the most convenient time to get a new pump fitted, as you can't use the pool anyway during this period.

Furthermore, if you get pool pumps replaced by a contractor during the renovations instead of doing it yourself, the chances of the installation going awry and a leak occurring will be dramatically lower than if you were to do this work yourself.

Think about how you use the pool area before changing the shape of the swimming pool

Changing the shape of your swimming pool can completely transform the way that the pool area looks. If you have decided to do this, it's important to think about how you and your family use this part of your home before you decide what you want the new shape to be.

For example, if you have a rectangular pool that takes up most of your garden space, it will, therefore, leave very little room in which to lounge. If this is something that bothers you, then you might want to have your contractor narrow one side of the pool or turn it into a figure-of-eight shape. This will create a larger tiled area where you can place your sun lounger or an outdoor dining table.

Conversely, if one of your family members like to do laps of the pool, whilst another prefers to use it as a place to sit, float and relax, these two people often end up squabbling because they get in each other's way. It may be best to ask the contractor to add a partially enclosed circular section to one of the shorter sides of your rectangular pool so that those who want to sit and relax in the water will not get in the way of the people who are trying to do laps.


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