Besides actually changing your pool itself, years after your initial investment in your own in ground swimming pool, you may want to replace or add some equipment to your pool. Not only will reinvesting in your pool allow you to experience many more years of relaxation, exercise, and enjoyment, but it will also help ensure your pool’s efficiency and increase your pool’s — and, by extension, your property’s — resale value.
New Pumps and Filters
Over time, your pool’s pump and filter may decrease in their efficiency. In addition, technology is bound to improve, making a newer model more effective than your older one was when it was new. If your pump and filter make it 20 years, that’s great! But even if they still seem to be running strong, upgrading to a variable or dual speed pool pump can help save energy and water, benefiting the environment. Cartridge-style pool filters also help save water, and heat pumps eliminate the issue of emissions. Today, 3-way valves are commonplace; simpler to use than 2-way ball valves, 3-way valves also allow for a much easier plumbing setup.
New Sanitizer Systems
An increasing number of new pools being built have a salt chlorine generator. By adding salt to the pool’s water, the chlorine essentially creates added chlorine. (To understand better how they work, check out this post.) Some other newer sanitizer systems include purifiers such as those from Nature2, which can cut chlorine consumption in half by using trace minerals. Ozonators also reduce chlorine consumption by their use of oxygen to sanitize the water.
Not all pool additions have to mean replacing equipment! You can also re-invest in your pool by adding features that give you that “wow factor” which your pool gave you, back when it was new. One possible addition is a water slide. Growing in popularity, slides bring an extra “wow factor” to any pool. Some slides require a greater amount of deck space than others, and usually at least 42” of water depth is required, so be sure to measure and plan well before you purchase a slide.
If your social circles don’t include adventuresome kids, maybe added LED lighting, a fire feature, or added water features such as water falls or a swim-up bar might make more sense. The great part with any of these additions is that when you already have your pool in place, you don’t have to spend nearly as much to add these on.
Whether you need to replace dated equipment or simply want to add value to your initial investment, making added pool-related purchases can keep your pool functioning at its peak and keep strong the appeal your pool has for you and your family to spend time together outside. Who can put a price tag on that?
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