Have you recently moved into a house with a pool? Or is your current pool in need of a refresh? Perhaps you’ve recently had children or your kids have gotten older? 

All of these factors can make you reconsider the depth and shape of your pool. 

Can a Vancouver swimming pool contractor change the depth or shape though?

Possibly. Here is what you need to know.

 

The 2 factors your Vancouver swimming pool contractor has to consider before changing the depth and shape of your pool

 

1. Material

The first aspect your Vancouver swimming pool contractor will look at is the material your pool is made of. This is because some materials are easier to modify than others. Your contractor will be able to advise you on how your material will affect the ability to change the depth and/or shape of your pool. Keep in mind, though, that if you alter the depth, size, or shape of your pool, its interior will need to be redone.

2. Plumbing 

Your contractor will also look at your pool’s plumbing. That is because, whenever you are making changes to the depth or shape of your pool, you need to think about drainage. Some changes may be absolutely fine, but others can require an entire rework of your plumbing system. To avoid disappointment, consult with your Vancouver swimming pool contractor before getting attached to the idea of changing your pool depth or shape. 

 

How will your Vancouver swimming pool contractor make changes to the depth and shape of your pool?

 

1. Depth 

Changing the depth of your pool is generally a straightforward procedure. Most people choose to have their pool made shallower to accommodate children or seniors. You can usually just as easily make your pool deeper. There is also the option of a gradient, which gives you the benefits of both a shallow end and a deep end. 

2. Shape 

Altering the shape of your pool is more complicated. The more drastic the change, the more difficult – and costly – it will be. You may need to dig out part of your yard or change the entire plumbing and drainage system for your pool. Not sure you are ready for all this? You could look at minor changes instead, such as adding tanning ledges, water features, or a slide as a way of breathing new life into your existing pool. 

Ready to make a change to the depth or shape of your pool? Talk with your Vancouver swimming pool contractor to make sure you are making the right design for your family