Is it Time to Upgrade Your Pool?


Getting through the -20 degree temperatures we’re basking in here in York Region and the GTA might not be as difficult as you think. Just use your imagination to picture yourself on a sizzling hot summer’s day, relaxing by the pool, enjoying some tasty snacks, cool beverages and great company. Not working for you? Don’t feel bad. It probably isn’t your fault. If dreaming about summer days by your pool isn’t what it used to be, it might be because your pool isn’t what it used to be.

That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it. Your pool could be in the same great shape it was in when you installed it, yet somehow you don’t get the same excitement from it that you did in those first few summers.

Upgrade Time

It’s only natural that we don’t have the same enthusiasm for something that doesn’t change from year-to-year. So maybe this year is a good one to bring back some of that ‘brand new’ pool feeling by adding a new feature to your pool.

But where do you begin? With lots of great pool upgrades to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you.

Here are just a few ideas, starting with some of the basics and moving up to some of the latest features, all of which can be installed in new or existing pools.

Diving Boards & Water Slides

You know how much fun it is to jump into the pool. Boards and slides make it even more fun.

Pool Steps

Not just a way to get into and out of the pool, steps are a great place to relax and they add a way for younger children to be in the pool and still touch bottom.

Pool Decks & Patios

They frame your pool and installing a beautiful flagstone coping, interlock or pattern concrete deck reframes it nicely. Patios can add additional ‘living space’ around your pool for an eating area, play place or fire pit.

Spas, Hot Tubs & Whirl Pools

Not just a new feature, but a new way to enjoy being in the water. And spillover features give you a bonus water fall in your pool too.

Cabanas & Pergolas

If your pool is in full sun, the shade and privacy of a cabana or pergola can be welcome relief. And if you already have it made in the shade, then a privacy panel can be just the thing to set your pool apart.

Water Features

If you haven’t looked into adding a water feature recently, you might be pleasantly surprised by what’s available. From water falls and fountains, to deck jets and mist sprayers, there are many more ways to enjoy the water than ever before.


If you want a really new way to enjoy your pool, lighting features make it just as fun and exciting at night as in the day time, maybe more so. Light up your pool and its surroundings with bright energy-efficient LED lights to add a whole new dimension to your pool enjoyment.

Barbecues & Fire Pits

Whether you do a lot of entertaining, or you simply like spending more time outdoors with the family, having a place to prepare and enjoy meals, and a fire pit to gather round, even on cooler evenings, means you can do more of both.

There are lots of other great ways for you to add new levels of enjoyment to your backyard pool this year. Give us a call here at Aveco Pools to learn more.

ArticlesChad Geense