5 Signs It’s Time to Renovate Your Pool

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Posted By: Dave Warren

Posted on: June 16th, 2016

swimming pool cleaningThere’s nothing you love more than enjoying your pool all summer long, but you can admit it – it’s looking a little bit worse for wear this year. Is it time for a renovation?

Read more about these five signs that your pool might be in need of some restoration:

1.     Fading Patterns and Colours on Your Vinyl Liner

Is the colour on your vinyl pool liner losing its lustre? Does it appear to be shrinking at its edges? Vinyl pool liners are designed to last for between 10 and 15 years, though there are factors that can shorten their lifespan including:

  • Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV radiation.
  • The sanitary condition of your pool’s water.
  • Prolonged exposure to pool chemicals.

If you notice issues – including tearing, staining, wrinkling, or leaking – contact a pool services provider to repair or replace your liner before problems worsen and cause costly long-term damage.

Is your pool liner looking a bit worn down? Check out these four signs that it might be time to replace it!

2.     Visible Deteriorations around Your Pool

Finding obvious signs of decay is one of the easiest ways to tell if your pool needs renovations.

Keep an eye out for symptoms of problems including:

  • Cracked or blistering surfaces.
  • Discoloured, stained spots.
  • The appearance of rust.
  • Noticeable leaks.

The earlier you catch a problem, the easier it will be to fix. If minor flaws are left to worsen, they can cause significant harm to your pool down the road.

3.     Old, Inefficient Pool Equipment

In recent years, pool equipment has improved significantly – becoming more energy efficient, cost effective, and delivering better performance.

Advancements include:

  • Electrical components using less energy.
  • Technological innovations mean you can use fewer chemicals by employing salt generators to produce their own chlorine.
  • Computer-controlled automated cleaners make maintenance easier.

4.     Safety Concerns and Hazards

Hazards to keep an eye out for can include:

  • Faulty electrical design or lighting.
  • Flaws on finishes like loose tiles.
  • Broken or nonexistent covers on any areas where pool equipment causes suction.

For a complete assessment of your pool’s safety, work with qualified pool service professionals who can thoroughly inspect for hazards around your pool and help you fix them before someone gets hurt.

5.     Out-of-Date Backyard Landscaping

It’s important to remember that your pool doesn’t stand alone. Instead, it’s part of the larger puzzle that is your backyard. If you’re going to spruce up one piece, you might want to look into freshening up the others – including your backyard’s landscaping.

Consider adding dynamic features like:

  • Water features.
  • Attractive decking.
  • Trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants.

An experienced pool services company will be able to remodel your pool and connect you with local landscaping partners to undertake some of the additional work around your yard, giving you the backyard and the pool you’ve dreamed of.


Let the award-winning experts at Total Tech transform your pool and give you the backyard of your dreams. Contact us today to discuss the vision you have for your pool!

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Dave Warren

About Dave Warren

Dave Warren has been the president of Total Tech Pools & Leisure for more than 25 years, successfully developing the business into a one-stop pool shop. He is a Past President and currently serves as Secretary of the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada. He also serves on the Retail Council for APSP and is Chairman of the Retail Education Task Force. Additionally, he is a founding member of WAPSA (World Alliance of pool and Spa Associations) formed in Cologne, Germany in 2017. Dave believes in giving to those in need both locally and abroad, which is why Total Tech donates to a variety of charities, largely focusing on children and animals.

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