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5 Cheap Ways to Remodel your Swimming Pool in 2020

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Written by John Marmolejo

We all know just how expensive it can be to build an entire swimming pool from scratch. The maintenance required over the years is also quite expensive. Especially when you consider that you will have to do some kind of remodeling or renovation. Taking care of the landscaping, replacing the tiles, or adding a different pumping system can cost thousands of dollars. But, there really is no need to go all out when there are much cheaper alternatives out there. You could save money while making your swimming pool look brand new.

However, it can be a bit difficult to find those inexpensive options because the market is oversaturated with the renovations that cost thousands. With the right knowledge, you might have an easier time sorting through all of that. To help you, I decided to write this article and tell you about all the cheap ways you can remodel your swimming pool I managed to find. Of course, these are still very attractive offers that could make your backyard much more attractive and exciting for everyone.

Add LED lighting

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This is probably the cheapest and most inexpensive addition you can make to your swimming pool. There is no need for a complicated lighting system when you can just install several LED strips around, inside, or on the bottom of the pool. This entire setup can cost you around $400-$500. Of course, there are always more expensive options. Longer-lasting LED strips or bulbs. A higher range of colors and better brightness peak.

But, if you are working on a tight budget, there is no need to go for those expensive LEDs. So yes, for just $500, you can change the entire look of your backyard considerably. Naturally, if you want to save even more money, you could do the installation by yourself. This could cut around $150 out of the final price.

Do not worry about electricity costs because these LED strips usually spend no more than 5 to 10 W. When you compare that to a regular lightbulb which costs around 100 W per hour. The LEDs are 10 times more efficient while allowing you much more customizability when it comes to color.

The only downside is that the LEDs inside of the strips are not that bright, but for pools that might be perfect.

Resurfacing & plastering

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Usually, after 4 or 5 years, the interior of a swimming pool starts to deteriorate, especially if its painted concrete. Paint can start chipping away and tiles can start getting loose. At first, that will not be a huge problem, but it will quickly start to spread. 

It is best to take action as soon as possible. Otherwise, more damage could be caused if you do not resurface it or plaster it. Do not worry, this kind of service does not cost as much as you probably think. With the right company, you could get by with just a few hundred dollars.

However, that entirely depends on the amount of work the company will have to go through. In other words, it depends on the size of your pool, the amount of damage that needs to be repaired, etc.

In my honest opinion, I think it is a much better investment to go for higher quality materials. Those materials will probably last you a lot longer which means there will be no need for repairs any time soon.

But, If you go with cheaper materials, you will get what you pay for as suggested by https://poolresurfacingdallastx.com/

Scrub the walls

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If you want to do a “renovation” for no cost at all, this is what you should be doing. Of course, if you do not have the right tools, you will not be able to do this activity. But, you can obtain those tools for just around $50, maybe even less. Once you are ready and you have the right gear, jump in the water, and start scrubbing.

Right now, you might be wondering: How is this a renovation? Well doing this is actually very important for every swimming pool. The reason is that algae or other bacteria can grow on those walls. This can make the interior of your pool appear much older than it is. So, maybe there really is no need to do resurfacing or plastering, you should probably just clean it more often.

You should make this your monthly habit, especially during the summer season. The algae can start going back just a week or two.

Renew the garden

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Renovating your garden is an easy task and an inexpensive one too. Your only expenses should be the new trees, flowers, plants, and a couple of bags of fertilizer and dirt. That will probably cost you around $100. It depends on how big your garden is.

The surrounding area of your swimming pool is just as important as the swimming pool itself. You have to take care of your entire backyard and not just certain parts of it, otherwise, nothing will look good.

Renovating the garden and giving a bit more life will change the entire look of your backyard which is great for the pool. After trimming all the trees and bushes around, planting several new flowers, or adding garden beds, your entire backyard will look much better, trust me.

Add/renovate deck

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Like I already said, improving your entire property will have a major positive impact on the look of your swimming pool. Investing in other elements in your backyard is probably much more inexpensive than having to add new tiles or replacing the equipment for the pumping system and other similar upgrades/renovations.

Adding a new deck or renovating your current one is the best thing you could currently do. It is not an expensive investment at all while it gives your entire backyard a new look. Although, make sure that the design will match with everything else.

This kind of renovation can cost you around a thousand dollars, but it is definitely worth it.

There are probably countless other cheap ways you can renovate your swimming pool, but I found these to be the most impressive and interesting ones.

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