Swimming pools tend to be the focal point and center of activity at any health club. If your pool isn’t up to snuff, there is a good chance that you are tarnishing the reputation of your facility and are at risk of losing business. We all know that fitness and health clubs are often on a tight budget, so renovating the swimming pool may appear to be a monumental challenge. Thankfully, there are now renovation techniques and products available that are less expensive than conventional renovation — so a pool renovation won’t break the bank.
Typically, older swimming pools have cracks or deteriorating surfaces and may even be leaking. Whether the pool is constructed of concrete, fiberglass, steel or aluminum, the installation of a textured PVC within the pool will effectively contain water, seal structural cracks and will even solve problems such as leaks. The PVC also has an aesthetically pleasing look and offers the added benefit of providing a softer surface and more secure footing for users, especially those doing water aerobic classes.
Using a PVC pool shell in renovation is always less expensive than conventional renovation, so you’ll be able to reallocate your available budget toward other options like waterslides and fun water-play elements that will entice new, family-oriented members.
In addition to fixing your pool’s surface, you can improve your pool deck and locker rooms by using PVC recreational flooring to enhance the look and feel of the facility. Installing a new PVC pool gutter system also provides an immediate facelift to the pool, while simultaneously eliminating pressure pipe leaks.
To obtain the most cost-effective renovation design, look for a turnkey, design or build solution. Certain companies specialize in multiple levels of pool renovation assistance: from design to manufacturing and installation. When you work with such a design or build partner, you’ll often see dramatic savings over the conventional construction process. Be sure the company you work with has experience in your type of facility, as well as the ability to bond your project. The right partner will know how to make the most of the pool you have now, using a combination of technology and products to convert your old, tired pool into an aquatic centerpiece.
Attractive, comfortable and low maintenance swimming pools are central to the success of any fitness club. Now is the time to spruce up your old pool with renovation solutions that give you a modern, trouble-free pool that will last for decades. Having a showcase aquatic center is key to bringing in new business and retaining customers.
Jason Mart is the president of RenoSys. For more information visit http://www.renosys.com/.