4 Steps to Planning a Pool Renovation

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From enhanced energy efficiency to improved safety and usability, there are several compelling reasons to consider a pool renovation. If your pool is too old, you can plan a pool renovation to add new features to it or lend it a clean, contemporary look.

Planning a pool renovation project can seem to be overwhelming. Do your homework. Talk to friends, family members, or colleagues who have recently renovated their pools. Ask them what to expect and how to structure your project. When planning your project, take one step at a time. Do not try to accomplish too many things at the same time.

Follow these steps to plan your pool renovation project.

Create Your Budget

The first step involves setting your pool renovation budget. Depending on the type of work to be done and the project scope, pool renovation costs may range from $5,000 to $15,000 and above. Consider the features you want to add to your pool and how much they cost. Differentiate between must-have features and preferred features.

There are several compelling reasons to set a budget. A budget keeps your spending in check. With a budget, you know the things you can and can’t afford, and hence, you do not waste time contemplating extravagant features. A budget helps you set project goals and come up with an action plan to achieve them.

Find Inspiration

Browse home improvement magazines, talk to friends and family, or visit the sites of pool renovation companies for ideas. Research the latest pool renovation trends. Determine the feasibility of ideas. Narrow down your list so you have an organized list of options to choose from.

Obtain Quotes

Once you have a solid idea of what you want, invite quotes from at least three contractors. A good pool renovation quote includes a breakdown of costs, scope for revisions and variations, and details related to work schedule.

When comparing quotes, take a look at every cost element. If you do not understand a particular cost element, do not hesitate to call the contractor, seeking clarification. Ask if there are any other costs involved. Watch out for hidden costs.

While price is an important factor to consider, do not make a decision based solely on it. Avoid contractors who quote unrealistically low prices. Remember if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Choose a Contractor

Talk to your colleagues, friends, and family members who have recently wrapped up a pool renovation project. Ask them:

➢ About their experience working with their contractor
➢ If the project was completed on time and within their budget. If not, what were the reasons for the delay/cost overrun
➢ About the measures the contractor took to ensure seamless communication
➢ If they’d consider them for future projects

Want to give your old pool a makeover? H & H Pools can help. We take the guesswork out of pool renovations. To make an appointment with one of our experts, call (636) 209-8449.