Your in-ground pool will bring you many years of fun in the sun. But at some point, you might start thinking about renovating it. Pool renovations can be functional, such as upgrades to the plumbing, or aesthetic, such as the addition of water features.
Upgrade your plumbing and equipment.
As the plumbing and equipment get older, it can be prone to problems like malfunctioning. But even if yours is working fine, you might consider making some upgrades to improve the energy efficiency. This can add up to big savings over time. For example, you might install a variable-speed programmable pump. You could also replace the lights with LED lights, which are far more energy efficient and have a longer lifespan than conventional bulbs.
Install a Baja bench.
A Baja bench, also called a Baja shelf, is an entryway to the pool. It’s like a raised platform or an oversized step. You can stand on the shelf and only be in a few inches of water. A Baja shelf is ideal for families with kids, as it allows the parents to splash around in very shallow water with the kids. Some people like to use the area for lounging. You can set up a lounge chair and umbrella on the bench, and relax while dipping your toes in the cool water.
Include a water feature.
Water features are a luxurious and beautiful upgrade for pools. Imagine how relaxing it will be to float in a pool with a fountain of water trickling over a rock formation. If you have kids, they might love a stronger cascade of water that they can play in.
Add an outdoor kitchen to your pool area.
An outdoor kitchen can increase the value of your home while also enhancing your family’s enjoyment of it. Consider installing a large grill and food prep areas. You might even install a mini fridge or have a stone pizza oven built.
The pool renovation specialists at TMC Custom Pools and Renovations can help you plan the perfect upgrades for your outdoor space. We proudly serve families throughout Tucson, Phoenix, and Casa Grande. You can reach us at (520) 797-0168.