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Different Types of Pool Surfaces

By Kravelv @kravelv

There are a variety of pool surfaces to choose from. Find the one that best suits your budget and your tastes. There is something for the person who prefers a classic appearance and there is a choice for those who love the luxurious look. Your pool can stand out on its own or fit in with the surrounding setting. You want and find the one surface that you will love most because you will spend a lot of time looking at it.

Advancements in gelcoats and resins have created a modern day swimming pool that is incredibly strong, flexible, and UV resilient. Over the years fiberglass pools have been gaining in popularity over their greatest competitor, concrete. Fiberglass Pools are easier to install, contain a non-porous and algae resistant surface and will save you money on chemicals.

Different Types of Pool Surfaces

The material is smooth to the touch, having less of an effect on your feet, particularly if you have sensitive skin. The fiberglass shell is thinner and made of a material that does not absorb heat. Your water will warm faster and stay warm longer. Concrete absorbs heat, so the heater must work double time to warm up the pool because it also has to warm the concrete. The process of warming a concrete pool is a waste of time and energy.

Create a durable and long-lasting finish with a plaster surface. You can choose a smooth white surface or decorate the plaster and make it your own. There are so many choices when it comes to the finishing touches of your pool. Do you want the classic look, the adventurous one or do you prefer the luxurious choice? Study your options and choose wisely because pool replastering is a hefty project to undertake and you want to be left with something you and your guests can enjoy. White plaster is the classic look most often used in pools. It is clean and long lasting with a ten to twelve-year lifespan. If you love a crisp and clean look, choose the one with less clutter. Despite what may seem like a bland choice, white plaster will not leave you disappointed. Thanks to you choice night swims are beautiful due to the water’s color mixed with the light and the white surface.

A Pebble surface begins with a layer of formulated cement. The cement contains small pebbles and stones that contribute to a natural aesthetic. The texture of the pool is rougher than plaster and quartz finishes. It may be a little too rough on children’s feet and hard on your vacuum systems. The pebbles come in a variety of different colors so you can choose something that matches the decorations of your backyard and patio. Pebble surfaces are durable and stain-resistant. Pebbles react less with pool chemicals.

Quartz pool finishes are a combination of a quartz aggregate and polymer-modified cement. This makes it a plaster-like surface. Quartz holds up well against high amounts of pool chemicals and strong weather effects due to its non-porous nature. However, these surfaces are also hard and smooth. Quartz surfaces are more durable than plaster and offer some color variety like pebbles.Quartz finishes are perfect for families who want a low maintenance option, but also want their pool to define the backyard.

In appearance to cost there are many things to consider when choosing the surface that is right for you. Luckily you have a number of choices and alternatives to those choices. Go for something clean and classic or add something that pops. Your pool’s surface can be anything you want it to be.


Author Bio:

Authentic plaster & tile was founded by Diane Pierce and her family 35 years ago in Texas. Their specialty ranges from simple remodel to pool surface, tile, coping to complete pool remodeling by adding tan ledge, benches, water features and more. Also their own developed and manufactured pool surface material, Hydra Products, is warranted in-house and gives not only material warranty but also labor.


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