Thinking about renovating or remodeling your pool or spa? We’ve got great news for you. Never before have there been so many options to improve the looks and efficiency of your existing swimming pool. In the last 10 years alone, more than a dozen new developments have made swimming pool ownership more enjoyable, less expensive and easier than ever. Here are just a few of the options now available to you:
A pool renovation can be a simple facelift, or it can be a whole lot more. Just need to replace the plaster? No problem. Ready to add some exciting new features? We can do that too. South Shore Gunite has long been considered New England’s premier and largest swimming pool renovations company. No matter how old your pool is, or what the design, we can turn it into the stunning new masterpiece you’ve dreamed about.
We stand behind all of our work at no extra cost to you. All renovation interests can be addressed directly to the Renovations Department at 800-649-8080, extension 224, or contact us here.
In the last 10 years, the industry has made tremendous strides in minimizing the amount of maintenance required for a swimming pool. So while you’re changing the look of your pool, you have a lot of other options too:
On the beautification side, some of your new options include:
You can even add a built-in spa, a vanishing edge or a perimeter overflow feature
If the interior finish of the pool is looking worn, it’s probably because you have a plaster or Marcite finish. These finishes were common 15 years ago, but they’ve been completely replaced in the last few years by the new long-lasting and beautifully colored aggregate finishes. These new finishes last 2 to 10 times longer than the old Marcite finishes, and with different colored and sized pebbles or aggregates, we can create any color and texture you want. Some people like the feel of the regular pebble finish. Others like the extra smoothness of polished marble or quartz aggregate finishes. Either way, you’ll get a new pool interior that is prettier and much longer lasting than ever before.
Tile lifting and cracks in tile or cement are commonly just “patched or replaced” by inexperienced pool contractors. But this is a mistake. A crack is a sign of a construction defect such as faulty material, faulty application, or the absence of proper control joints. Whatever it is, it must be diagnosed and corrected at the source. Otherwise, the problems will continue to haunt you for years to come.
Dollar for dollar, the installation of a paver deck will make a more dramatic impact than any other change or upgrade you can think of, and if cracked cement has been a problem, our pavers will eliminate that problem forever.
For discriminating commercial facilities – Design your own Custom Pavers
If your deck renovation is anywhere close to 10,000 square feet, you may want to consider creating your own custom pavers. We can provide custom colors and textures to match your facility. Or add a special material such as crushed conch shells or colored glass, to create a paver that is totally unique to you. Your options are endless.
Here are just a few samples of the many custom paver options available on request:
The industry has been working hard to develop more cost-efficient pumps, filters, lights, heaters and control systems. Altogether, today’s swimming pools use about 60% less energy than they did 20 years ago.
New LED lights use only 1/5 the electricity of the old halogen lamps. The IntelliBrite® automated color-changing lights feature LED technology. Individual colored LEDs are mixed and matched to achieve a vibrant spectrum of colors. These combinations are power sequenced to illuminate and cycle through colors at varying speeds, and in different sequences of color. Combined with a custom reflector and unique lens design, the IntelliBrite offers super efficiency while being the brightest yet most energy efficient underwater LED light available.
With the new automation systems, today’s pools practically take care of themselves! Perhaps the single greatest breakthrough for commercial pool operations is the new pH / ORP control system. Much more than a simple chlorinator, this system monitors the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) of the water and the pH. It then automatically adjusts the settings on the chlorinator and the acid-control system to keep your chemicals in balance. What was once a daily chore can now be checked once a month!
New breakthroughs have taken the drudgery out of swimming pool ownership. From automatic chemical maintenance systems to robotic and Infloor cleaning, your pool can be practically maintenance-free.