Renovations Offered

Renovations Offered by AquaRama Pools & Spas


Interior Finishes

Standard Quartz - an alternative to marcite, combines enriched white Portland cement and colorful, ceramic-coated quartz aggregates. Generally, this product has a 5 year warranty.
Hydrazzo - a higher quality and smoother quartz finish available in very light, white based colors. Glass aggregate can be added as an option. Generally, this product has a 10 year warranty.
Pebble Finish - is a finish with natural pebble aggregate mixed in to increase durability and enhance light and dark colors. This product is considered the most durable product available. This product features a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

Waterline Tile

While it is not 100% necessary to install new waterline pool tile during a re-surfacing, it is strongly recommended for two reasons.

  • It is highly likely during renovation that your tile will be damaged in the process. If you do not have extra tile, most older tile is discontinued. If you do have additional tile, once it is put on, with the tile being new and the remaining older tile being discolored or faded, your tile line will not match and will stand out with other areas of the renovated pool. 
  • If you wait and decide to do the tile work following your renovation, you will have a larger expense than if you do everything at one time. 

Pool Deck

Most pools have a traditional concrete or acrylic deck. The main issue with a concrete-based deck is that over the years you have noticed that it developed cracks. For that reason, we recommend re-surfacing an existing concrete or acrylic deck with a new acrylic surface. A popular choice is a flagstone pattern.

Another option is to install a 1” concrete paver deck over top of the existing concrete. In this case, we will cut the concrete cantilever edge around the pool perimeter and install a paver coping. This will then be flush with the new 1” pavers.

A third option is to completely remove the existing deck and install new coping and pavers. This is especially ideal in major renovations involving an addition of a tanningshelf or spa, or re-plumbing of the pool.

Leak Detection

As we mentioned in the Renovation Process, unseen issues can increase money spent and time delays. That is why we recommend that all pools we are completing a renovation for conduct a leak detection service on their pool before the remodel work begins. This would include a leak detection of the pool and/or attached spa, as well as pressure testing the plumbing. This ensures if you have an existing leak, it can be repaired during the renovation and accounted for during the planning phase.


Cracks in Pool Interior

Cracks in the pool may be able to be repaired during the re-plaster process. Based on the severity of the crack, they may require torque-locks, pressure grout, or other options in order to be repaired. Either way, crack repairs cannot be guaranteed without replacing the shell of the pool.




Over time, existing drains can become clogged or damaged. In the renovation process, we can replace, add, or expand drainage systems.

Spa Additions

An in-ground concrete spa can be added to just about any backyard living space. We do like to prepare clients that if you plan to add a spa, it does require the same construction process like you experienced in building a new swimming pool; For Example, excavation, steel, plumbing, shotcrete, hardscape, tile, and plaster. In addition, new equipment will be required to operate the jets and heat the spa.


Tanning Shelf Addition

Like a spa, a tanningshelf can be added to just about any pool. Much like adding a spa to an existing pool, with a tanningshelf it also requires a similar construction process to building a new, small swimming pool; i.e. excavation, steel, plumbing, shotcrete, hardscape, tile and plaster.


Water Feature Additions

If you are planning to renovate the deck, your options are endless on what you can add. Anything from deck jets, to water features, to waterbowls can be added. 


Dual Main Drains

In an effort to eliminate suction entrapment, Georgia Codes began requiring multiple points of suction with approved covers, or an unblockable drain with an approved cover in the early 2000’s for Commercial Pools. We have found that many residential clients wish to add this option to their pool for safety.
During a renovation, if you currently have a single main drain, we will need to do one of the following:

  • Add a second main drain with an approved cover
  • Install an unblockable drain with an approved cover
  • Install a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS)

*If your drains currently meet code, we will simply update your covers.