When you decide on our Plano pool remodeling services, you will meet with the experienced team to discuss your details, needs, and requirements associated with your pool remodel in Plano. This personalized attention guarantees that your considerations are prioritized as we modernize your pool to fit your needs.
We love helping Plano customers turn their existing pool into something that excites them for years to come. The value of an enjoyable, updated pool can inject new life into your home. Our extensive expertise can guide you in the right direction and we offer creative remodel solutions you may not have considered before.
Should I Remodel My Plano Pool?
Do you have an existing pool and are in the market for a pool remodel? Our Plano pool services provide the very best in pool renovation. We understand that opinions, designs, and needs change, and we have the needed skills and experience to bring your pool into the future and then some.
Reasons to remodel your pool include:
- Upgrading essential pool systems
- Repairing natural wear and tear
- Resurfacing and retiling concrete pools
- Adding a hot tub to your Plano pool
- Changing the depth of the pool
- Including ledges and stairs
- Including water features
- Adding cosmetic updates to match your Plano home
- Make your existing pool larger or smaller
Why do Plano residents Remodel their Pool?
If your Plano swimming pool is more than 10 years old, or is starting to look a little “out of date” to you, then you might be interested in a pool remodel. This can be a simple modernization, or it can be a whole lot more. It does not matter how old your pool is, it can be updated and remodeled to look like an amazing wonderland that will save you time and energy, and turn heads for years to come.
Tropic Island Pools utilizes the latest and most modern pool technology available. Choose from different interior surfaces, coping, decking, special lighting, and water features. The overall structure of your Plano pool is established but you would be surprised at how many ways you can update the design. Add multi-faced waterfalls for that lagoon appearance, or perhaps a spa for both enjoyment and stress relief.
In the last 10 years, the pool industry has made significant advances in reducung the amount of maintenance required for a Plano swimming pool. Consequently, you have a many of other options as well:
- Salt water based chlorine generators
- Chlorine free systems
- Computerized automation systems for your Plano pool
- Energy efficient heat pumps and solar heaters
- Energy efficient pumps, filters and plumbing
- Ozonators (to reduce the use of chlorine)
- Mineral systems (to stabilize the water)
- Built-in automatic Plano pool covers
- Robotic cleaners
Want to change the look of your Plano pool? There are many new options, they include:
- Tanning ledges, beach entries for your Plano pool
- Aggregate-based interior finishes, such as a long life PebbleTec
- Waterfalls, water curtains, rain walls, weeping walls
- Water arches, fountains, bubblers, aerators, scuppers
- Built-in tables, underwater seating
- Raised gardens, grottos for your Plano pool
- Mosaics and all-tile finishes
- Fiber optic & LED lighting
- Natural stone or custom acrylic decking
- Fire woks, fire pits for your Plano pool
- Other Plano options are to add a built-in spa, a vanishing edge, or convert to a perimeter overflow swimming pool.
Design – Remodeling your Pool in Plano
Designing your Plano Pool
To get started with your Plano pool project, it helps to first answer a few questions. The answers to these questions enable our Design team to create a renovation perfectly tailored to your families’ needs and lifestyle:
- How do you plan to use your Plano pool?
- Is your pool to swim laps or your kids challenge their friends to water volleyball or basketball?
- Would you enjoy the amazing relaxation of a wonderful hot spa?
- How many seating areas do you need to host Plano gatherings?
Pool Size, Shape and Special Features in Plano
- Style – What style of pool best suits you and your family?
- The View & Focal Point – What will you see from the windows inside of your home?
- Size & Shape – Consider your Plano property and its features. What is the best size, shape and type of your pool.
Your Dream Pool in Plano can be a Reality
- We will first meet in your Plano home. We want to hear from you. We will listen to your ideas, dreams, and desires.
- All applicable technical considerations can be reviewed and discussed. Such as city permits, property access, neighborhood approvals, and your budget.
- A copy of your Plano survey or property plot plan will be needed by the Design Team..
- Open your ideas and thoughts. Locate your favorite style pools and water features (we recommend sites such as Pinterest or Houzz).
Tile – Plano Pool Remodeling
Swimming Pool Tiles Styles for Plano Pools
Pool tiles can transform the look of your Plano pool and give it amazing custom appearance. Oiur Design Team can help you choose the shape and color of a pool tile layout. Opinions in Plano vary… Some people prefer bright blue tiles to line the wall of their pool. Others desire the more neutral earth tone tiles strategically placed around their pool. We will assist you in painting the dream vision of your Plano pool.
Pool Tile Repair & Replacement Services – Plano, TX
Tile is typically located around the perimeter of your Plano pool. Applications may include spotted tiles on benches and steps, raised walls, spa spillways, or simple trim. Some pools are completely surfaced in tile. Updating your tile can completely transform the look of your Plano pool, whether you prefer a modern decorative look or a look that blends into the natural features.
Pool Material Selection – Plano, TX
There is a wide range of tile looks, styles and pricing. Much of this depends on the material chosen (ceramic, porcelain, glass, etc) and the manufacturer. In addition to the importance of the tile selection is the materials used to set and grout the tile. We use a thin-set mortar and grout material – we use the appropriate materials for the type and size of tile you choose. Our focus is to insure the integrity of the installation and the lasting beauty of the tile.
Deck – Plano Pool Remodeling
The appropriate Deck design can transform your Plano backyard appearance and create an amazing entertainment area.
Are your decks are in such bad shape that sections are falling away from the pool? Then pool remodelling should include upgrading your Plano pool’s deck. Poured concrete, decorative concrete, stamped and colored concrete, custom stonework, travertine, pavers – we have your pool ideas covered.
Remodeling Pool Decking
Pool decking and tile design can be the backdrop for the entire pool entertainment space. Are you looking for a modern look, a courtyard feel, or a natural environment? Your decking pulls together the backyard feel in Plano. Choose from flagstone, interlocking pavers, and many other options such as textured concrete or stain. The setting you’re looking for can be achieved with the correct decking solution. Decking is an important choice for the overall environmental feel you’re trying to achieve.
As a Plano pool owner, you will most likely spend more time on their pool deck than actually inside their swimming pool. During a Plano pool remodel, it is important to choose a decorative concrete, stone, or wood pool deck that is beautiful and provides a safe non-slip surface for entertaining and simply socializing.
Unglazed tile adds a touch of elegance to the Plano backyard (Note – Glazed is beautiful, yet slippery). You can find different shapes and sizes from specialty dealers, but square is the most popular. Tile often does a great job replicating wood, stone, marble, or brick. Because tile is not difficult to install, you can make your existing deck larger if you have space.
In Plano, Pavers are very popular. Pavers come in a number of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Brick Pavers, Concrete Pavers, and Travertine Pavers are some of the most common Plano pool remodeling deck pavers. Safety is one of the key features that pool deck pavers offer. Pool deck pavers have a high wear and tear resistance and have a non-slip surface that will last a long time. In your Plano Pool Remodel, Pavers can create a range of looks to suit any pool deck.
Stone Decking in Plano
Stone decking is a wonderful method for adding a natural aesthetic to your yard. They are are available in many shapes, sizes, and colors. For Pool Remodeling in Plano, stone decking is the most popular choice for homeowners who have designed a natural-looking swimming pool with boulders and cascading waterfalls. The stone finish pool deck resurfacing is done by embedding large stones, finely cut into a layer of concrete. This type of pool deck resurfacing is probably the best type of finish, as it not only looks good but has many advantages over the other methods of pool deck resurfacing. Another great advantage of this surface is that it provides natural friction – it is nearly slip-proof.
Coping – Plano Pool Remodeling
The perfect coping completes the border between your pool and decking or landscaping – it is an important accent. Coping allows you to customize the look of your pool. In Plano, there is a wide variety of materials available for coping installation. For your pool remodeling in Plano, several items will dictate which material is best to use for each renovation situation: a) the thickness and width of the existing coping b) cost, and c) the overall look you have in mind. In many cases Flagstone coping is less expensive than limestone coping and is installed where a customer desires a more rugged, natural look. Limestone and travertine are used where modern, smooth lines will align with the shape of the Plano pool.
Plaster – Plano Pool Remodeling
Should I Re-Plaster?
For Plano Pool Remodeling, there are three questions that will help you make this important decision.
#1 Do you experience water loss or see areas of delamination in your Plano pool?
Water loss can occur based on any number of problems. First, cracks in a Plano swimming pool structure can show up through the plaster surface. Also, water can leak through many of the points around a pool (return inlets, light fixtures, etc). If your pool is losing water from somewhere other than plumbing, resurfacing may be a good solution combined with other work. Delamination is an industry term that simply means the plaster is separating from the surface beneath it. This occurs because of inadequate preparation prior to resurfacing. For Plano pools, we use the plaster manufacturers’ recommended product and procedure for preparation, which usually protects against delamination.
#2 Is your Plano pool surface really rough?
As plaster get older, or because of improper chemistry, its surface becomes rough by scaling or etching. In Plano, our typical method of “start-up” (care for the first several weeks of plaster life) allows for a smooth-but-not-slick surface designed to add years of life to the plaster. It also makes for a comfortable swim experience.
3# Do you like the current look of your Plano pool?
For your Plano pool remodeling project, consider your pool a new canvas on which you can customize the look of your pool. We offer many aggregate finishes in a wide variety of beautiful and resilient options that may suit your taste in color and style.
For gunite or concrete pools in Plano, plaster is the most desirable finish. It comes in several forms and many color choices. When applied properly, and no underlying structural problems, plaster provides a barrier between the structure of the pool and the water in which you swim.
Our Plano Pool Remodeling Process
In Plano, we are committed to building you a quality pool that will bring you years of pleasure and add to the value of your home. We have created this rigorous pool remodeling process. We’re proud of our product and our company delivery team. We strive to be the most professional company in the industry.
Step 1 – Project Design & Proposal – Plano
The first step in the construction process is an initial meeting between the client and one of our trained design technicians. During this meeting in your Plano home, our technician will find out what you are looking for in the overall pool and landscape layout. All of our pools are designed specifically for each individual Plano customer. The technician will then take a detailed survey of the proposed area to include your Plano home and lot dimensions, positioning, building setbacks, location of utilities, and accessibility to the construction site. Within a few days, our design technician will have a fully prepared plan and proposed construction cost for the pool organized for you to review.
Step 2 – Permits & Approvals – Plano
We acquire the permit for the construction of the pool and decking. Permits for electric and gas utility hook-ups shall be obtained by the person contracted to do said work. All plans must comply with Plano and state building codes. We will call for all applicable inspections, including footer, plumbing, and electrical bonding.
Step 3 – Demolition & Excavation – Plano (as needed)
In Plano , we generally use small, skid-steer front end loaders in order to precisely trim back the pool walls and to provide added maneuverability within the pool and around the construction site.
Step 4 – Steel & Plumbing Stub-out – Plano (as needed)
The Plano pool shell is reinforced with Grade 60 #3 steel rebar, placed horizontally and vertically. The horizontal and vertical bars are placed 8″ on center to a depth of five feet. Rough plumbing is done immediately following steel installation. This entails the installation of main drains, skimmers, light niches, return line “stubs” and pre-plumbing of raised spas.
Step 5 – Gunite Application – Plano (as needed)
In Plano , the pool floor consists of concrete with a compressive strength of 4000 psi, and is a minimum thickness of six inches. The walls of the pool consist of a mixture of sand and cement (gunite) that is applied through a hose with highly pressurized air to achieve a compressive strength of 4000 psi. Because of its superior structural strength, we provide a two year warranty on the pool shell after completion.
Step 6 – Tile & Coping – Plano
At this stage of your Plano pool remodel, you will be asked to choose a decorative tile for the pool. We have a significant selection of different tiles for you to choose from. No matter what colors, textures and materials are being used for the project, we will have something to fit your taste.
Step 7 – Equipment Setup – Plano
An Plano experienced installer will come to the site and plumb in all of the filtration equipment for the pool, including water feature pumps and other optional equipment.
Step 8 – Electric & Gas – Plano (as needed)
Your Plano pool remodel is now ready for Electric & Gas. Electrical conduits for pool lights and for pool equipment power should be run. The breaker box at the location of the pool equipment should be installed and ready for the equipment to be set. Gas lines to the pool heater or heaters should also be run to the equipment location.
Step 9 – Deck Layout & Pour – Plano
The deck is a minimum of four inches thick and reinforced with steel rebar approximately 18” on center. For most Plano pools, any stone or brick work should be completed before the decking is poured.
Step 10 – Site Cleanup – Plano
Your pool remodel in Plano is now nearing completion. We will now remove all extraneous construction materials and waste from the construction site and prepare the pool interior to be finished.
Step 11 – Finish Pool – Plano
The Plano pool interior is coated with your choice of materials. Options include standard white finish, Pebble Tec finish, or one of the many Diamond-Brite brand coatings. When the coating is finished, we begin filling the pool with water. This should be the final stage of construction.
Step 12 – Startup & Instruction – Plano
Once your Plano pool is full, a service technician will come out to your home to check the installation and start all pool and/or spa equipment. Once the equipment has been started up and the pool is fully operational, our service manager will set up a time to come to your Plano home and show you maintenance operations. This includes everything you will need to know about routine maintenance on the pool as well as some troubleshooting tips.