Pool Renovation 101: Tips to Consider

Planning a pool renovation can seem like a daunting task, even to those with plenty of pool operating experience. Especially when trying to figure out the most critical updates to make without breaking the bank. Since many pools have so many things to consider when it comes to maximizing the maintenance and operation of your swimming structure we have come up with 4 major tips to guide you into your renovation process.
What are the most critical updates to make?

The first thing to consider for any swimming facility should always be items related to safety hazards and pool regulations.  The most common of these being Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) compliant grates and covers. Mid-America regularly installs tiles on pools steps to make them more visible, a regulation that many cities and municipalities require on public swimming facilities that can be applied any pool.  In addition to installing new grates and demarcations on steps, hand-rails, stair-rails, and handicap-accessible features are great safety accessories Mid-America can help you install on your current pool.

Which updates will save you money in the long run?

There are so many options of there to help you save where it matters the most, your wallet. LED lights are a quick way to cut energy costs especially when coupled with energy saving pool heaters and filtration systems all of which can be automated through your smart phone. When it comes to your pool interior Mid-America Pool Renovations proprietary INTER-GLASS®pool surface interior is designed to withstand the toughest conditions and repair the worst structural cracks and is backed by our 25-year warranty, guaranteeing the longevity of your pool interior for a generation.

What alterations can I make to modernize my pool?

As with everything, pool trends come and go but that doesn’t mean you have to get a whole new pool in order to stay up-to-date with 2019’s latest trends. Specializing in unique renovations, Mid-America can easily transform your existing pool into a resort worthy luxury oasis with these latest trends. Sun-shelves are the hottest ticket this year. Also called tanning-ledges these flat shallow areas allow you lounge on your chair while in the water keeping you cool on hot summer days.

Zero-depth entries, also known as beach entries, are an easy alteration to make to any pool. These entries are gradually sloped from the pool edge into the water mimicking that of a beach. Alternatively, many pool owners are opting to change their pool to have the same depth throughout rather than having deep and shallow ends.

For a less evasive update the most noticeable modifications are updating the pools coping and waterline tile. Coupled with new rock or stone coping, mosaic glass tiles are the quickest alteration to give your pool that much-desired resort vibe.

When is the best time to update my pool?

Right after pool season tends to be best time to make any updates or renovation plans. At this time of year temperatures are still warm but starting to drop as the season edges closer to fall and the kids are back in school which means your pool is starting to have some down time. Planning to renovate in the falls gives you the added advantage of avoiding the ‘rush to get it ready’ on time for the spring season allowing you to open your pool for the season as soon as the weather is warm enough.