Backyard Transformations

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Renovations for More Than Just the Pool

Your pool is the focal point of your backyard. However, as we often say at Goodall, “It’s not just about the pool.” We appreciate that every component of your backyard should be just as beautiful and functional as your pool and/or spa. This is why we refer to our pool renovations as “backyard transformations.” When you work with the renovation experts at Goodall, you can expect to turn your favorite outdoor space into a true sanctuary for you and your loved ones.

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The Sky's the Limit

When it comes to your backyard transformation, the sky's the limit. Renovation projects may be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. From start to finish, we keep you informed of every detail and procedure required to make your fantasy space a reality.

What can your renovation project include? So many things! Popular project elements include:

  • Vinyl liner replacement
  • Coping repair or replacement
  • Special changes such as enlarging or diminishing size and shape, as well as reworking bottom configuration and depth. 
  • Added water features such as waterfalls
  • Addition of a bench seat, tanning ledge, etc. 
  • Repairs to cracked fiberglass steps
  • New pool steps
  • Upgraded pool equipment and lighting
  • Automated pool/spa control systems
  • Deck resurfacing and replacement
  • Skimmer repair and replacement
  • Complete pool re-plumbing
  • New safety cover
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The Right Process

How to Approach Your Backyard Transformation

There are numerous ways you can reimagine your backyard space. In the years that we at Goodall have been transforming pools and the surrounding environments, we have noticed some common practices that help homeowners engage with the process effectively. Here are a few tips on how you can approach your backyard transformation.

1. A vinyl liner replacement is a great place to start.

With proper care and maintenance, the vinyl liner in an inground pool lasts between 10 and 15 years. Eventually, a liner replacement (or what we call a “liner flip”) will be in order. Our skilled technicians can complete the replacement process in just 1 to 3 days, allowing you to refresh your pool's appearance with your chosen new color scheme and design style. 

This is often the time owners decide to incorporate other backyard upgrades into the project. Why not add a new pool deck overlay and lighting in addition to a new liner? Your entire space will meet a new level of form and function, adding value to your home and enhanced enjoyment for your household.

On the first day of the liner replacement process, we empty the pool, extract the old liner, and replace it with a new one. At this time, we replace the "white goods" which include the pool jets and skimmer face plates that may have gathered grime over the years. On the same day, we refill the pool with water. A day or two later, we revisit the site to eliminate any wrinkles that may have appeared in the new liner.

After your new liner is installed and any required adjustments are made, your pool is ready to face another 10 to 15 years with the new liner.

2. A well-placed pool feature can go a long way.

Upgrading your pool with a new liner is just one way to elevate its overall appeal. Consider adding one or more special features to your pool environment when you renew your liner. You will be amazed just how far one or two additional features can boost the visual and auditory aspects of your pool. 

Popular water features include

  • Cascades
  • Bubblers
  • Deck Jets
  • Scuppers
  • LED Lighting

Also, you have the option to add or revise structural elements in your pool such as

  • Tanning Ledges
  • Staircases
  • Benches

We can even go so far as to change the shape and depth of your pool. This would also be a great time to revamp your pool furniture. At Goodall, we carry Ledge LoungerⓇ Pool Furniture which includes both in-pool furniture and patio pieces as well. This brand of furniture is often found on cruise ships because of its heavy-duty composition that makes them resistant to weather and UV rays.

3. Complete the look of your surrounding backyard.

Remember, your pool is not a standalone feature in your backyard. Rather, it is an integral part of your backyard's structure and aesthetic appeal. Therefore, it is important to consider how well the land and amenities surrounding your pool contribute to the overall design. If your backyard needs an uplift to match the splendor of your renovated pool, we are more than happy to help. We can install features such as concrete pool decks, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, fencing, and landscape elements to create a seamless and cohesive outdoor oasis. Our ultimate objective is to transform your backyard into a stunning retreat from end to end.

4. Know when it is time to upgrade your pool equipment.

How well is your pool pump performing? What about the filter? The heater? As part of a pool renovation, numerous individuals opt to upgrade their pool equipment to newer, more energy-efficient alternatives. Additionally, this would be an ideal time to integrate automation into your pool equipment pad so you can monitor and operate your pool’s systems remotely. These enhancements can be implemented simultaneously with the liner replacement and typically only require a few hours to complete.

Find Your Time

The Best Time for a Pool Renovation in Central Pennsylvania

Renovating your pool can be a challenging decision, particularly when facing variable weather conditions. The ideal time to renovate your pool is from early spring to until mid-fall.

Lastly, it’s essential to factor in your own schedule and budget when deciding when to renovate your pool. Remember that larger or more complex pool renovations can take several weeks or even months, so plan accordingly. If you have a vacation or other major event coming up, it may be best to hold off on renovations until after your plans are completed. Similarly, if you are working within a certain budget, it may behoove you to explore financing opportunities. No matter what, reach out to our renovation experts at Goodall. We will work closely with you to establish every aspect of your backyard transformation including design, cost, and project timeline.

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Our neighbors in Central Pennsylvania are encouraged to visit one of our locations for all their pool and hot tub needs.

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5129 E. Trindle Rd.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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40 Noble Blvd.
Carlisle, PA 17013

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5207 Jonestown Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112

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1637 Manheim Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

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717 Quentin Rd.
Lebanon, PA 17042

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3607 Hartzdale Dr.
Camp Hill, PA 17011

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