Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pool Makeover

Pools are expensive. I just want to throw that out there, because it's the truth.  On a somewhat related note, we gave our pool area a makeover recently.  The tile around the pool was old, mismatched where previous owners had tried to make repairs, and missing in some spots.  The stone wall around the spa was very dirty, the retaining wall had cracks in it, the mastic around the coping had become loose or broken away in some spots, and the deck-o-seal was lacking in areas. Basically, our pool needed a face lift!

Here are some before pictures:

Note how dirty the wall around the spa is!

The mastic and deck-o-seal had deteriorated

Close-up of the dirty wall and the ugly tile in the spa

View of the mismatched tile

The entire pool had to be drained so that the work could be completed, and since that process took a long time, I was not looking forward to what the refilling of the pool would be like!  

One little hose trying to fill this whole thing up. Ended up being a 65 hour process!  I'm dreading the water bill.

But, here comes the fun part.  The after pictures:

Yay for new tile!  They're larger and more modern.

Barely recognize the wall!  Look how nice it's supposed to be!

Beautiful, clean walls and new tile

 New mastic and Deck-o-seal

We are very pleased with the results and look forward to consistent warmer temperatures, so we can start enjoying our pool this season!  Might as well get our money's worth.

Total project cost: $3,060

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