Summer is almost here in the Twin Cities, which means pool season is right around the corner! But if your pool isn’t in the greatest shape, whether because it’s old or you’ve neglected routine pool maintenance, chances are you won’t end up enjoying it as much as you could.


There comes a time in every pool’s life when renovations and updates become necessary. If yours is exhibiting any of the following issues, it’s time to start seriously thinking about hiring the pros for a few swimming pool renovations.


Visible Plaster Damage

If you have a plaster pool and the walls are visibly damaged or deteriorated, it’s well past time to schedule swimming pool renovations. Cracks in the surface of the pool can lead to serious leaks, which is a major problem you don’t want to deal with. Other forms of damage, like staining and deterioration, can usually be solved with acid washing, which is recommended at five- to seven-year intervals. 


Damage to the Pool Liner

No pool liner lasts forever. If yours is showing obvious signs of damage or deterioration, it’s time to start thinking about scheduling swimming pool liner replacement with a pro. Here are the red flags you’ll want to keep an eye out for:


●        Serious color fading

●        Recurring wrinkles, which may indicate you have the wrong size liner

●        Staining or discoloration that won’t go away

●        Cracks or tears

●        Off-track liner beads


Damage to the Pool Deck

Damaged pool decking is a safety hazard that no pool owner should ever ignore. Cracked decking, damaged coping, warping, and erosion can also present a safety risk to anyone who uses your pool, especially children who may not realize there are hazards present. 


To maintain optimal safety, have a pool repair professional take a look at your decking to determine the best course of action for fixing the existing issues. It’s also in your best interest to get to the root of whatever caused the damage in the first place and address that issue, too. 


Increasing Operational Expenses

Does it seem like your pool is getting increasingly more expensive to operate and maintain? If your electric bills are growing and your pool seems to be the culprit, that’s a good sign its operational equipment is becoming less efficient. Replacing the affected components — inefficient pool pumps and filters are two common electricity hogs — can help lower your energy bills and ensure long-term pool performance. 


Frequent Need for Repairs

If your pool equipment seems to break down on the regular, it may be time to start thinking about a few pool renovations. Pool equipment naturally experiences a drop-off in efficiency as it ages, and eventually, it becomes more vulnerable to serious problems that can cause breakdowns.


While calling for pool repair services may not be inconvenient, repair costs can seriously add up over time. Depending on the frequency at which you need repairs, replacing your existing pool equipment may be a more cost-effective option. A few updates every pool owner should eventually consider for their aging pool include:


●        Pool pump replacement

●        Pool filter replacement

●        Pool chlorinator replacement

●        Complete swimming pool replumb

●        Pool heater replacement


Need Swimming Pool Renovations in the Twin Cities? Contact Royal Pool & Spa

If your Twin Cities pool is due for a few updates or renovations, let our team at Royal Pool & Spa help you out! We specialize in swimming pool liner replacement, pool coping, pool painting, acid washing, routine swimming pool maintenance, repair services, and much more. All of our technicians have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the pool industry, and we’ve proudly served White Bear Lake, MN and the surrounding areas since 1988.


To schedule an appointment or learn more about our pool renovation services, give us a call today at 651-779-7606, contact us online, or request a quote!