Alternatives to a Full Pool Renovation

Posted on: March 30th, 2021 by

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your pool? Do you find yourself less excited to go out and enjoy the pool or find you have less fun when you’re out there? You might want to renovate your swimming pool, but realize that’s not in your budget right now.

However, there are several ways that you can improve the appearance and experience of your pool without doing a full renovation. Here are some tips.

A Thorough Cleaning

Sometimes all your pool area really needs is a thorough cleaning. Over time, grime builds up on your pool. Your regular cleaning might remove some of the dirt, but the accumulation can make your pool area look dingy and unappealing.

However, a professional cleaning can spruce up the area. This will help your pool look newer and give you a more enjoyable experience every time you’re out there.


If the interior of the pool is starting to flake or crack, you need to resurface it to protect the pool. However, even if it’s just fading, the pool can look less attractive and desirable.

Resurfacing your pool is a fraction of the cost of a full renovation, and it can be done quickly. In addition to looking more attractive, your new pool surface can be textured to create a new tactile experience in your pool that can increase your enjoyment.

Tile Around the Pool

new tile being installed for a swimming poolA great way to improve the appearance of your pool without doing a renovation is adding tile at the waterline.

If you currently have unattractive concrete around the pool, it’s easy to put tile over the concrete to create a more attractive visual border for your pool. Also, if you have pebble or stone finishing at or above the waterline, you can put tile there, too.


Lights are an inexpensive way to add flair to your pool. With LED lights, it’s possible to add colorful and color-changing lights to any pool for a fraction of the cost you might have been quoted in the past.

This will not only make your pool more exciting, it will encourage you to spend more time at the pool after dark, which will help you get more hours of enjoyment from your pool.


Lights not sexy enough? Why not go for a fire feature?

An ornamental fire pit can be an exciting addition and makes a nice gathering place for conversations and warming after taking a dip in the pool. Another option is adding an outdoor kitchen with an installed gas grill. This helps make for enjoyable evenings where you cook, eat, and lounge by the pool.

Water Features

A pool is a fun water feature, but you can make it even more enjoyable by adding additional features that create new experiences. These could be simple bubblers, more extensive waterfalls, or even jets that shoot water across the pool.

Of course, these can be fun for kids of all ages to improve the richness of play in the pool. However, they can also create a calming sound to help you feel more peaceful when you’re lounging by the pool.

Let Us Help You Enjoy Your Pool More

At Allen Pool Service, we are dedicated to a simple idea: giving our customers more enjoyment from their pool with less hassle. If you have a vision for how you want to improve your pool, we can make that vision a reality. But if you don’t have a vision yet, we can also help you come up with ideas for improving your pool.

Please contact us today and enjoy your pool more this year.

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