When you decide on our Richmond pool remodeling services, you will meet with the experienced team to discuss your details, needs, and requirements associated with your pool remodel in Richmond. This personalized attention guarantees that your considerations are prioritized as we modernize your pool to fit your needs.
We love helping Richmond 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.
Do you have an existing pool and are in the market for a pool remodel? Our Richmond 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:
If your Richmond swimming pool is more than 10 years old, or is starting to look a little “out of date” to you, then you might be interested in a pool remodel.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 the Richmond 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 potentially a spa as an amazing way to address stress.
In the last 10 years, the pool industry has made significant advances in reducung the amount of maintenance required for a Richmond swimming pool. Consequently, you have a many of other options as well:
Want to change the look of your Richmond pool? There are many new options, they include:
To get started with your Richmond 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:
We will first meet in your Richmond 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 Richmond 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).
Pool tiles can transform the look of your Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond pool.
Tile is typically located around the perimeter of a Richmond 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 Richmond pool, whether you prefer a modern decorative look or a look that blends into the natural features.
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.
The appropriate Deck design can transform your Richmond 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 Richmond pool’s deck. Poured concrete, decorative concrete, stamped and colored concrete, custom stonework, travertine, pavers – we have your pool ideas covered.
Pool decking and tile design can be the backdrop for the entire pool entertainment space. Are you looking for a modern look, an courtyard feel, or a natural environment – your decking pulls together the backyard feel Ion Richmond, 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 Richmond pool owner, you will spend more time on their pool deck than actually inside their swimming pool. During a Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond 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 Richmond Pool Remodel, Pavers can create a range of looks to suit any pool deck.
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 Richmond, 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 almost slip-proof.
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 Richmond, there is a wide variety of materials available for coping installation. For your pool remodeling in Richmond, 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 c) and 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 Richmond pool.
For Richmond Pool Remodeling, there are three questions will help you make this important decision.
Water loss can occur based on any number of problems. First, cracks in a Richmond 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 Richmond pools, we use the plaster manufacturers’ recommended product and procedure for preparation, which usually protects against delamination
As plaster get older, or because of improper chemistry, its surface becomes rough by scaling or etching. In Richmond, 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.
For your Richmond 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 Richmond, 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.
In Richmond, 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.
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 Richmond 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 Richmond customer. The technician will then take a detailed survey of the proposed area to include your Richmond 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.
We shall 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 Richmond and state building codes. We will call for all applicable inspections, including footer, plumbing, and electrical bonding.
In Richmond , 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.
The Richmond 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.
In Richmond , 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.
At this stage of your Richmond 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.
An Richmond 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.
Your Richmond 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.
The deck is a minimum of four inches thick and reinforced with steel rebar approximately 18” on center. For most Richmond pools, any stone or brick work should be completed before the decking is poured.
Your pool remodel in Richmond 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.
The Richmond 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.
Once your Richmond 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 Richmond home and show you maintenance operations. This includes everything you will need to know about routine maintenance on the pool and some troubleshooting tips.