6 Swimming Pool Renovation and Remodeling Ideas for Your Backyard

A pool renovation with a fountain

Is your backyard looking a little too blah? The right swimming pool renovation or remodeling job can bring liveliness and personality to your patio, while also protecting your aquatic investment for years to come.

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite projects to give you some ideas that are sure to brighten up a dull pool area. If you like what you see here, check out even more bright ideas on our Pinterest or photo galleries!

1. Rockface Waterfall and Other Water Features

Water features can help add a touch of elegance and novelty to your backyard pool without much difficulty on installation. Fountains have a much smoother flow, but a rockface provides a natural aesthetic that’s sure to remind you of the great outdoors — even when you’re only a few feet away from your back door.

2. Put a Hot Tub on it

A hot tub and swimming pool combo

A pool-adjacent hot tub inlay provides a seamless, feng-shui sense of accessibility and peace. Jumping into the refreshing cold after a relaxing soak (or vice-versa if that’s your thing) is literally just a hop, skip, or jump away — just not all three!

3. Pool Deck Makeover

A new pool deck
An earthy, marble swimming pool deck renovation

The right decking choice can set the scene and turn up the ambience. Here you can see how two completely different deck styles can still complement the landscape and the architecture, subtly breaking down the barrier between life and leisure.

A new deck not only provides a nice, clean look to your pool; it can also protect your loved ones from nasty slips or falls that are more common on a weathered, aging pool deck.

4. Resurfacing Revamp

More or less, swimming pool surfaces only last for about 10 years before they start to wear down. What’s worse, a pool surface with chips or cracks could be leaking water, costing you more to fill it and balance the chemistry.

We have a number of surface finish options for you to choose from, with several different coloring and shading options for:

  • Quartz
  • Stone pebble
  • Fiberglass
  • Plaster
  • Concrete

5. Add Some Decor for a Personal Touch

A pergola over a swimming pool and hot tub combo

Your backyard pool isn’t just a pool. The whole point is to feel like you’re escaping to a backyard paradise — so ask yourself what that looks like for you. With the right amount of space and fidelity to your theme, you can make your backyard look less like … well, a backyard … and more like a resort.

Maybe you like the rustic look, as seen in the pergola example above. Or perhaps you appreciate the tropical island aesthetic; in which, case, the nearby cabana gives you an opportunity to steal some shade. Chiseled, Greek-like stone fountains (think cherubs) may set a Mediterranean mood, too. Whatever it may be, the goal is to provide an inviting outdoor space that helps you feel like you’re on vacation — even when you’re at home.

6. Something Fun for the Kids

A backyard pool with a waterslide

Whether it’s a waterslide, basketball hoop, or some LED pool lights — liven the pool up a little for your next family barbecue or pool party! And remember, you don’t have to be young to enjoy pool games; you just have to be young at heart.

Before you start breaking ground on your home’s pool renovation or remodel job, you might want to talk to the experts first. So give us a call or send us an email. We’ll work with you to make your backyard dreams a reality!