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In just the past few years, hosts of new technologies and products have been developed to make the pool owning experience more exciting and easier than ever before. Whether your pool is truly showing its age, or your needs and tastes have simply changed over the years, renovation can make your existing pool fun, functional, and eye-catching.
The ideal time to perform upgrades to enhance the appearance and function of your pool is when it's drained for routine maintenance such as surface refinishing or liner replacement. Additional work can easily be performed at the same time, allowing your pool to be refilled and returned to service with a minimum of downtime.
Often, pool owners who decide to renovate to improve the appearance of their pool aren't aware of the many performance and convenience enhancing improvements that can be installed at the same to maximize their pool enjoyment for years to come. This guide has been developed to familiarize you with the many options available for transforming an aging, ho-hum pool into a modern and inviting backyard oasis for family and friends.
TRANSFORMING YOUR EXISTING POOL
Pool building materials and finishing techniques have come a long way in the past 25 years. Today, prospective pool owners can choose from an almost unlimited variety of attractive deck and coping materials, interior finish options, and high performance pool equipment and accessories. These same advancements are available to owners of older pools as well, allowing you to create a truly modern aquatic environment that rekindles the joy and excitement of pool ownership.
Pool renovations can range from minor cosmetic repairs to complete structural and mechanical system upgrades.
The following sections provide brief descriptions of the many different pool renovation options available to you. Your pool professional will be happy to help you determine which combination of options best meet your needs, your tastes, and your budget.
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Vinyl lined pools are subject to renovation. Over time, the combination of ultraviolet rays and exposure to pool chemicals will cause deterioration of the pool's liner, necessitating replacement. Replacement vinyl liners are manufactured to your pool's precise dimensions and are available in a variety of colors and patterns.
Severely cracked pool decks or walls require immediate attention to prevent further deterioration. A number of renovation methods and specially formulated compounds are available for restoring structural integrity to cracked concrete. Your pool professional can recommend the technique that's appropriate for your pool's condition.
Today you can choose to add depth and a diving board or to eliminate the deep and the board to create a full length fitness/lap pool that's especially enjoyable for younger swimmers. Be sure to check with your pool professional to investigate ways to customize your swimming pool to accommodate your family's lifestyle.
A pool renovation is the perfect time to consider upgrading your pool's mechanical system, especially is you're considering adding a spa, a waterfall, pool cleaner, or heater.
If your pool was built a number of years ago, chances are your current pump and filter aren't nearly as efficient as the high performance pumps and filters available today. The key to pump efficiency lies deep in the heart of the pump's design. The secret is to minimize the turbulence of water moving through the pump. Less turbulence means less energy is required to circulate the water. Combined with a properly sized energy efficient motor of modern design, today's high performance pumps from Pentair Pool Products are engineered to help keep pools clean and crystal clear with a minimum of maintenance. They're built tough to stand up to pool chemicals, corrosion, and the elements, providing years of trouble-free service. And, they're the perfect match for Pentair's line of high efficiency pool filters.
Pool heaters can help you get more enjoyment out of your pool or spa by allowing you to spend more time in it. Pentair's family of MiniMax gas heaters make extending your pool season, adding to your comfort, and maximizing your backyard enjoyment a surprisingly affordable addition. They heat up fast. They are economical to run. And they're built to last.
The key to pool heating economy is the combustion efficiency.making sure the heat generated is transferred to pool water with as close to 100% efficiency as possible. Getting there requires an optimum combination of combustion chamber design, burner assemblies and materials, heat exchangers, and state-of-the-art heater insulation.
For additional energy efficient options, consider the MiniMax Plus HP heat pump from Pentair. The environment-friendly MiniMax Plus HP is so energy efficient it will keep your pool comfortably warm for just pennies a day. Compared to other types of heaters, MiniMax Plus HP heat pumps up to 80% less, saving you hundreds of dollars in energy costs each year.
Modern pool lighting products can enhance both the safety and visual appeal of your nighttime pool environment. A variety of innovative lights and lighting systems are available to bring a new level of underwater and poolside brilliance to existing pools. Long the standard for reliable pool and spa illumination, standard incandescent and halogen quartz pool light are available in both 120 volt and 12 volt models. Nothing can transform your nighttime pool environment as dramatically - and as easily - as automated color lighting. From Pentair's revolutionary Spectrum Amerlite (Sam) automated color underwater light, to fiber optic lighting systems, you can choose from a variety of brilliant solution to add color, drama, and excitement to your after-dark pool. Dramatic landscape lighting can also enhance the overall visual appeal of the pool environment. A variety of fiber optic lights are available with fixture styles that allow the homeowner of designer to integrated landscape lighting designs with existing or proposed pool lighting.
To keep your newly refurbished pool clean with a minimum of effort, consider the Hayward Tiger Shark automatic inground pool cleaner. It's the thorough, simple cleaner that works as a completely separate system. Cleanup is easy with the patented filter cartridge system. Just remove and rinse with a garden hose. It's absolutely, positively, the best automatic inground pool cleaner you can buy.
An Intelli Touch control system takes the work and worry out of scheduling and operating pool and spa heating, filtration and cleaning cycles. It also gives you one-touch control over additional heaters, valves, pool lights, landscape lights, water features and more.
At the same time, Intelli Touch makes sure all your equipment operates at peak efficiency for minimum energy usage and cost. It even helps protect your equipment investment. Intelli Touch senses conditions that could be hamper operation and alerts you to these situations or takes automatic corrective action.
There is an Intelli Touch system for every application - pool, spa, pool and spa combinations, and pools with separate spas. With the ability to control from five to forty functions, total backyard automation is achievable with Intelli Touch.