Renovating, Repairing, Removing or Replacing Your Inground Pool

Not loving your swimming pool as much as you used to? Renovate or repair it, remove it, or replace it with a new, low-maintenance fiberglass pool!  

The staycation lifestyle that a backyard swimming pool creates is appealing to a lot of families. Some people dream of having an inground pool and have talked about it for years. However, some folks who already have a pool may find that they’re not using it as much as they used to, or feel like their pool has lost its luster.

Certainly, a pool that’s never used is a shame. The space it takes up in the backyard could be used for other things, like a garden, playset or a big lawn for touch football games. And a pool that’s fallen into disrepair due to age or lack of pool maintenance isn’t enhancing anyone’s life or living space.

What to do? 

Well, depending on what type of pool you have, here are some options.

  1. Renovate or repair it. If you have a vinyl liner pool with a torn or worn liner, you can replace the liner and bring new life to your pool. A gunite (concrete) pool might need a resurfacing to restore it to its original glory. Unlike fiberglass, both vinyl and gunite pools tend to provide an environment that’s attractive to algae, so if you’re looking outside at green water in your pool, you’ll probably need to enlist the services of a pool professional near you to clear up your water, restore your water chemistry balance and see if there’s underlying damage to your pool that needs to be addressed.
  2. Remove it. If your kids are grown and out of the house, or they are too busy with sports and other extracurricular activities to spend time in the pool with their friends, it might be time to remove your inground pool. However, keep in mind that it’s no small job, and there can be significant costs involved. Removal and fill for a moderately sized gunite pool can cost up to $20,000. Fiberglass and vinyl will cost less, as the materials are lighter weight. Also remember that inground pools typically increase a home’s value. So, this is not a decision to be made lightly. If your old gunite or vinyl liner pool is beyond repair, or, if you’re simply tired of all the pool maintenance involved, there is another way! You can choose to…
  3. Replace it. If you still love the idea of having a pool, but just need a fresh start, you can replace your existing pool. And if you do, a fiberglass inground pool is the way to go. Over the last 20 years, fiberglass pool manufacturers have made huge strides in terms of quality, features, installation innovations, available colors and designs. You can even get a beach entry (zero entry) fiberglass pool today (Patent US 10,358,837 and 10,472,839). This feature was previously only available in high-end, custom gunite pool installations. Recently, sunken living area fiberglass pools have also been introduced to the market. So, the sky’s the limit in terms of how you can transform your current pool area, and turn it into a true backyard swimming pool oasis that your friends and family will all enjoy. Your pool area can once again be the go-to party spot and a beautiful addition to your home.
  4. Fix it or replace it? So, the choice is yours. Will you fix it or replace it? There’s no one right answer. The swimming pool lifestyle is not for everyone, but the people who really do use their pools enjoy all the health benefits that regular swimming exercise can bring, including chronic pain relief, weight loss and stress reduction. They also enjoy the social aspect of spending time with their friends, kids and grandkids in the pool (and it’s often tech-free, or at least low-tech usage time) while folks are playing water games, visiting on the built-in benches or tanning ledges, and genuinely connecting with each other. And you can’t put a price tag on that.

The Zero Entry fiberglass pools 

Thursday Pools is the creator of the beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pool. Grace Beach Entry and Sandal Beach Entry (Patent US 10,358,837 and 10,472,839) are currently available to order, so you can bring the shore to your door with your new fiberglass pool.

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Are you ready to take the plunge and get a FREE estimate on your very own, brand new fiberglass pool? Contact a Thursday Pools dealer today!