Swimming Pool Renovations in Phoenix, AZ

June 19, 2022

Due to the arid climate, Phoenix tends to be warm year-round. This is why many homeowners opt to either buy a home with a swimming pool or add one on. While there are cooler months, it is typically possible to swim and entertain throughout the year, and a pool makes the perfect backdrop. 

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Having a pool means consistent maintenance to keep it running smoothly; it's definitely not a set it and forget it type of feature. However, sometimes remodeling is necessary, particularly if you're looking to upgrade your existing setup or if you've had the pool for a number of years. There are several different types of swimming pool remodels, ranging from touch-ups of plaster --- known as resurfacing --- to complete overhauls. When you're ready to take the plunge and hire someone, Straight Line Landscape can turn your backyard into an oasis. 

Timing of Your Pool Remodel

Swimming pool remodels can be simple or extensive undertakings, all depending on the type of work you're having done. If you're considering a remodel, there's a good chance you've already asked yourself a series of questions. One of the most common inquiries we receive is: “When is a good time to do a pool remodel?”

The answer is simply: whenever you want. While there are times a remodel is necessary in order to keep using the water feature, it's often more a personal decision.

When to Consider an Update:

  • When your swimming pool shows signs of wear and tear - This shouldn't happen any time soon after you have it installed, but it can happen after several years. Sometimes the cement will chip away or the lining will tear. Other times, cracks can appear in the foundation, necessitating quick action to prevent further damage to the pool and your yard.

  • When it appears to have problems with plumbing - Inground pools have specialty plumbing, buried underground that connect to the filter equipment. If something goes wrong with the plumbing it can become expensive quickly. If you notice standing water around the outside of the swimming pool or a weak patch of grass/dirt nearby, it could be a sign of something wrong with the plumbing. 

  • When you're ready for something new - Sometimes the overhaul mood just strikes and you find yourself looking for a completely new setup. This is also a great time to take on a complete backyard project to go with the new pool look. 

When Is a Good Time to Update?

As long as there isn't an emergency that requires immediate attention, the off-season is the best time to undergo a swimming pool remodel. Though winters in Phoenix don't get as cool as in northern areas, we still have a winter season and a time when pools aren't as in-demand. During this period, you won't be restricting swimming as much as you would during the warmer months of the year, especially during the summer. 

Common Types of Pool Remodels in Phoenix, AZ

When you're looking for renovation ideas, it's a good idea to keep in mind that there are different types of swimming pool remodels that you might consider at any point. These range from cosmetic touch-ups to completely overhauling your pool (and likely your backyard, as well). 

  • Resurfacing/replastering - Sometimes swimming pools need a bit of touching up, it's only natural since they're filled with water which can erode away any type of surface. The amount of time between resurfacing varies depending on the type of pool. If yours is made with cement or pool plaster, you can expect to have to resurface or replaster it every three to seven years. If you have a fiberglass swimming pool, it can last up to 30 years before needing resurfacing.
  • Add-ons - If you're looking for additional water features such as a spa to soak those muscles after a hard day of work, or a waterfall to add ambiance, this is the type of pool renovation you would choose. Other add-on options include slides and diving boards.
  • Reshaping - If you're tired of the way your pool looks, you can opt to reshape it. This means giving your pool an entirely new look. With a reshaping, you can make it smaller or bigger, change it from circular to rectangular or vice versa. Typically, reshaping is a total overhaul of the pool itself.
  • Decking - With a pool, you'll want an area to relax and soak up the sun, or to dry off after swimming. Adding a deck or patio around your pool gives you a place to put chairs and tables to create an intimate seating space; whether you're planning to swim solo or invite the entire family over for a party. Decks can be as minimal or elaborate as you like, depending on the space you have to work with.
  • Custom Designs - A custom design is where you take your entire pool and make it your own, incorporating elements that speak to you. When you opt for a custom design, it's a great time to take on a total backyard landscaping makeover, too, as you can frame the yard to be cohesive with the new structure.
  • Pool Area Features - If you're looking for something more than a basic pool setup, you can opt for pool area features. These take your structure to the next level and can even include underwater seating and swim-up bars if you want to really dial up the entertainment factor. 

Custom Outdoor Swimming Pool Renovation Services

When you're ready to take the plunge and dive headfirst into your swimming pool renovations, Straight Line makes it easy to get started. Our process is thorough but easy to understand. We vow to keep you informed throughout the entire project, from start to finish. 

  • The first thing we do is get acquainted with you as you fill out our Project Inquiry Form. This gives an idea of what you're looking for and a baseline for starting. 
  • Next is an on-site meeting where we take a look at your current yard and take stock of important notes regarding your utility lines, available space, elevation and the like. 
  • Once we've got the lay of your land, we'll take your ideas and use our expertise to create a rough draft. We'll go over budget details here as well. Then, we'll craft a more in-depth plan.
  • When your plan is ready, we'll call you into our office to go over the details. We'll discuss and incorporate any changes at this point. If all is well, we'll move on to the next step.
  • Construction begins! We will have an entire team focused on your pool renovation, and you will not have to oversee any of the construction. Plus, we'll keep you informed every step of the way --- you'll never be left second-guessing.
  • Project completion --- after all the work is done, we'll review everything we did and make sure all is well. At this point, we'll go over all the warranty and maintenance information up to this stage. 
  • You dive in --- literally! Go enjoy your swimming pool. 

New to Pool Remodeling? Check Out Our Past Projects

When it comes to judging our capabilities, the proof is in the pudding! Check out a few of our previous projects to see what we can design for you!

The Wong's - Simple Elegance

This pool has all the bells and whistles. In addition to a place to swim, there's also a dynamic waterfall feature as well as a hot tub area built-in. The underwater lights make this an amenity you can use day or night. The rustic pavers around the perimeter add to the classic look and are the perfect foil for the rock waterfall. 

Swimming Pool Remodeling

The Miller's - Fire and Water

This pool is the epitome of indulgence. The raised spa area flows into the uniquely shaped pool, which is flanked by four fire pits that are also waterfalls! Survey all that is yours from the elevated patio area. The surrounding plants add to the elegance and the lighting mimics the fire features.

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The Hintze's - An Entertaining Oasis

This family just loves to entertain guests in their spectacular backyard. The pool itself features a diving board, fountains and a waterfall. Lighted walkways and beautiful palms complete the tropical feel. It's also the perfect backdrop for the outdoor kitchen and dining areas complete with a TV and fireplace built into the pergola. The separate hot tub features more lights and a lit fire stone feature.

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Opting for a pool remodel or overhaul is one of the best things you can do. It comes with many benefits, including: 

  • Creating a backyard oasis - What better way to relax than in your own oasis? 
  • Minimizing Travel - Forget traveling to get to paradise, your backyard will have it all, including your dream pool. 
  • Ensuring your pool is in tip-top shape - Maintaining your pool, including going through pool leak detection and checking the interior finish, means you'll avoid costly repairs or disasters in the future. 

At the end of the project, you can rest assured that you'll end up with your dream pool!

You dream it. We design and construct it. You enjoy it.

Here at Straight Line Landscape we are experts in custom landscape design and construction. From the creative design and selection of materials to installation and construction, you’ll recognize quality and attention to detail from start to finish.

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