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Is It Time to Remodel Your Pool?

Top Tips for Pool Repairs

The average lifespan of an inground pool is ten years. That doesn’t take into account the yearly upkeep of replacing pool liners, filter systems and refilling water levels. Pool repairs are usually more cost-effective than replacing the entire pool, but there are advantages to each.

Here are a few things to consider before starting a pool renovation project:

Condition of Your Pool

Clearly, the most critical factor in your decision is the current state of your pool. Large and numerous stains, roughened plaster sides, thinning and chipping are all clues that your pool may need refinishing. Pools plastered in colors other than white may also lose color over time. Any cracks in your pool will need immediate attention.


Pools should be repaired and replaced in reasonable mid-range temperatures, between 60 and 85 degrees. Excessive heat and cold can cause uneven drying or cracking. Plan to have your pool replaced in the fall or spring to make the most of your investment.

Drainage or Grading Concerns

Has your property changed since the pool was installed? Nearby new construction, home additions, additional patios, decking or pavers can affect your water runoff. If you need to have your backyard regraded or reposition your pool, now is the time to do so. An experienced landscape professional will give you the best course of action to direct water away from your home.

Converting to a Different Kind of Water

If you’ve decided to replace your chlorine with saltwater or the reverse, make sure you understand the pros and cons of each. Saltwater pools require less maintenance and chemicals, won’t irritate eyes and are often described as gentler on hair and skin. However, salt cell generators need to be replaced more often, can be more expensive than chlorine for initial equipment, and you’ll need to buy several hundred pounds of salt at installation. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of water before making the switch.

Changes to Your Lifestyle

You may have inherited the pool from the previous owner with different tastes. Or maybe your family dynamic changed from children at home to an empty nest. On the flip side, has your home become the go to spot for celebrations? If your pool needs have changed, it may be time to replace your pool with a different size or style to adapt to your new lifestyle.  

If your pool is in need or repair or replacement, make sure you consult with our experienced pool and landscaping experts at DiSabatino Landscaping. A pool is an investment in memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy each season with a custom pool that’s the perfect match for you and your family.