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Pool remodeling ideas for three different budgets

Summer is now underway in Phoenix and most residents can agree that spending time in the pool is the best way to relax and mitigate the effects of the hot sun. However, after having a pool for a few years, you may want a change of scenery. Consider pool remodeling to bring a change of pace to your backyard.

Here are some ideas for remodeling your home's swimming area!

1. Lower budget options
You don't have to spend all your savings in order to make your pool really stand out.

Consider having a colored LED placed underwater to literally make your pool shine. This won't take it out of service for too long or cost you a lot of money. You can even have color changing LEDs installed to add a romantic vibe. Or set a faster color changing pattern and throw a night pool party.

How about improving safety and making your pool look better? Add some handrails! There's a large variety of different options for handrails, ranging in materials and shapes. Also, as an added bonus, if you choose a unique handrail, your children will be more likely to use it.

There are also a few smaller accessories that you can add to your pool like wok pots or gushers.  Wok pots sit on the edge and slowly pour water back into the pool. Gushers are installed in the bottom of the pool and create a bubbling effect. Both of these options can create a different atmosphere and provide some soothing sounds.

2. Medium budget options
If you want to spend a little extra money, there are numerous options to improve the look of your pool.

A popular Phoenix pool remodeling idea is to change your pool's deck. This could give your whole backyard a completely new look. There are many different types of surfaces to choose from, so make sure you pick one that will suit your needs and show off your style.

Another way to change the look of your pool would be to change or install water-level tiling. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. suggests that the benefits of tiling include easy cleaning and they can make the pool water take on a new appearance depending on your color choice.

Also, there are some water accessories in the medium budget range. Adding a waterfall will give your pool a natural look. Having a sheer descent can give your backyard more modern look as water from an elevated level smoothly pours into your pool.

3. High budget option
If you are really looking to change the appearance of your pool and you don't have a budget, resurfacing the pool looks like your best option.

There are plenty of options when it comes to resurfacing in the form of different materials and colors. Plus, resurfacing can make your pool look brand new again. Get rid of stains and chips, and possibly prevent them by choosing a new type of surface. If you had concrete, maybe try plaster. According to, popular choices nowadays include stone, smooth pebbles and newer surfaces like shells or glass beads.

No matter your budget, there's always a way to spice up your backyard and pool area!