Improve Your Property Value
Remodeling your pool can actually save you money. If your property has an older pool, spending money on a pool remodel can save you money in the long run when it comes to property value and energy efficiency. Here are some of the ways a pool remodel can actually save you money.
Pool Renovation: Increase in Home Value
In a recent study, the National Association of Realtors found installing a swimming pool increases home value by 5 to 10 percent. While the study focuses on areas within the Southeastern United States, investing in a high-quality pool renovation is a smart strategy to add immediate value and stand out to buyers who want a home that’s move-in ready. If homeowners want to get closer to the ten percent increase, they should consider remodeling an in-ground pool to make it safer and more efficient. This process will not only cut down on maintenance and operation costs but make it easier to sell your home in the future.
Resurface the Pool
One of the most common and popular pool renovations is to resurface the pool. Over its lifetime, your pool deteriorates due to the elements and other conditions. The end result could be an eyesore in your backyard. Resurfacing the pool not only makes your pool look better, but the materials used to resurface pools now often last much longer than those in the past. If you’re about to put your home on the market and the pool’s surface is in disrepair, you’ll likely have a better time selling your property after resurfacing the pool.
Upgrade the Pool Equipment
Another way to recoup money from a pool remodel is to include equipment upgrades in the project. Replacing older pool equipment such as pumps, heaters, lights, and controls can reduce the money it takes to operate the pool. Not only that, but these upgrades may attract buyers who are reluctant to take on the responsibility and liability of owning a pool. Lower utility bills and lower maintenance costs are great, but when you add those to potential tax credits or rebates with energy-efficient equipment– your wallet will thank you!
Another renovation you can consider when it comes to your swimming pool is converting it to saltwater. Operating and maintaining a saltwater swimming pool may save you money over a traditional chlorinated pool. Additionally, if you have any family members who are sensitive to chlorine, saltwater pools can be a good alternative.
How Long Does It Take to Remodel a Pool?
It depends. Many different factors contribute to how long it’ll take to complete your pool renovation.
Design: 2 to 3 Weeks
It’s wise to give the design and planning process a few weeks. Your contractor will guide you along in this process. By the end of the design and planning process, you should know what work is scheduled, how much it will cost, and what the warranty includes. Keep in mind that some costs are surprises, even to the contractors, and plans change as the project gets underway due to various issues, such as unnoticed structural damage or leaks.
Demolition: 1 to 2 Weeks
If your project requires demolition, it’s likely that this process will take a week or two. The demolition process includes everything from chipping the interior to removing the tile and pool deck. Large-scale projects can require major demolition. However, this is usually only the case if you’re planning to change the pool’s shape, depth, or other features.
Construction: 1 to 3 Weeks
If the only thing you’re doing to your pool is replacing the surface, the construction process may only last a week or two. However, if you have hired us at Specialty Pools to do a major pool renovation, the construction process can take a bit longer, especially if you’re adding masonry features or reshaping the pool.
Replacing the Pool Deck: 1 to 3 Weeks
If you’re replacing the pool deck, many different factors contribute to the construction timeline. If you are just re-topping your existing decking, this won’t take as long as adding a new type of deck. This part of the pool remodel process needs to be coordinated with any other masonry part of the renovation.
How Can Specialty Pools Help You?
Keep in mind that the above timeline is just a generic timeline. The actual amount of time it’ll take for your pool renovation depends on many different factors. Contact a pool renovation expert here at Specialty Pools to find out more about your pool remodel and what we can do for you!