Renovation Considerations

What are the reasons we need to renovate?

Over the years, pools can become outdated and in need of a renovation.  Some pool owners’ desire minor changes and some desire dramatic overhauls.  Due to the availability of new products and materials that weren’t available when the existing pool was constructed, often times the pool looks better than it did when it was new.  Other than the shape of the pool, virtually anything is possible when a willing homeowner is paired with a creative designer/craftsman.

Renovation Projects Both Large and Small

Renovations can include, but are definitely not limited to replacement of the tile or coping, resurfacing the interior of the pool with a dark finish which can give your pool that lagoon look, or virtually anything else that one can imagine.  Pool renovations can do wonders for the overall appearance of the backyard.


Many times a pool renovation can do wonders for the appearance and usefulness of your backyard. For example, many of the pools that are being built today have dark finishes, which really give the pools a beautifully rich lagoon look. This same look is desired by many existing pool owners, and therefore one of the most common types of renovations is to resurface the interior surface of the pool to a dark finish.

Following are some tips in selecting a pool renovation contractor and how to finance the project.

Selecting a Renovation Contractor

Finding a dependable, experienced contractor is the key to a successful renovation.  Pool owners whom have had a pool renovation done are often the best source of advice when trying to select a pool renovation contractor.
When obtaining estimates ask the following of the contractor:

  • Do you have completed renovation projects that I can see?
  • Can you get me a list of referrals?
  • What type and length of warranty will you provide?
  • What is covered and what is not covered under the warranty?
  • Can you provide a copy of your liability and workers compensation insurance?
  • Who will supervise the job? How long will the project take?
  • Who is responsible for cleaning up after the project is complete?

We feel that we measure up very well when considering the above questions. Please give us a call for a free, no-obligation estimate on renovating your swimming pool.

Pool Renovations
Pool Renovations
Pool Renovations

Ask The Pool Guy.....

200 YEARS of pool care experience at Gohlke Pools means we have seen it all. If you have questions about pool care, pool construction, renovation or repair, click here to ASK THE POOL GUY!

Gohlke Pools Videos


Down home genuine feel.  Always feel like your staff is being honest and courteous with us.  I like the face that your service technicians are nice to my dogs and are able to do their service and I don’t have to lock the dogs up in the house for the day.  It may not sound like much but this is a really big deal to us. - Christine W.

Answered questions and gave honest advice.  Also, Saturday service since that is the only day I can be there. - Dennis W.

The fellow who came to the house and showed me how to work the filters, pumps, etc. and let me do it hands on so I knew what to do myself.  Very informative, friendly, and “pool knowledge” are not silly questions.  They understand not everyone knows about pools.  Very knowledgeable staff.  I felt every employee, either in the store or those that came out to the house knew exactly what they were talking about. - JoAnn O.

Timely response, honest answers, and friendly service.  A.W. was a great guy to work with . - Patricia B .

Matt Watson is friendly, caring , and prompt. - Gary & Carol P.

Genuine concern about my pool’s problem.  Taking initiative to solve the problem and having authority to do so.  Seems like a family unit more than a company only our for a profit. - Mary F.