Benefits of Using Concrete for Pool Construction – Guest Post
Have you ever thought about the materials that are used in the construction of your pool?
Swimming pool designs are now as diverse as the preferences of those who commission their
construction. They are installed in a wide range of different space sizes and terrain types to cater to
different budgets. Selecting the material that you use to construct your pool often boils down to
There are three primary materials used in swimming pool construction: vinyl, fibreglass and
concrete. Each has some advantages and disadvantages. We will focus on concrete and its benefits.
It may seem strange, as concrete sets into a stiff product, but the flexibility we are referring to in
this case is the ability to be adapted to its environs. Building a concrete pool allows for more
adaptability to construct a pool no matter the size or shape of the pool design or space where you
will install it. Vinyl and fibreglass are more restrictive in this respect.
Concrete pools are not the cheapest pools to install. A lot of these extra costs stem from the time it
takes to complete the construction. Despite their prices, concrete pools remain a popular choice.
Technological advancements have begun to drive the cost of concrete down. These forward strides
may have a very positive impact on the cost of installing a concrete pool.
The strength of concrete opens up a world of possibilities in terms of pool design and structure. It
can allow you to construct the most daring plunge pool or an infinity pool with unique features that
would not otherwise be possible. You can also make use of the most daring spaces, like cliff edges,
while remaining assured that the structure will hold.
In addition to its strength, concrete is also very durable. You do not have to worry about damage
from falling objects around the pool. It can also withstand the tread of heavy shoes and sharp pet
claws alike without sustaining noticeable damage.
Concrete pools have the most typical appearance of all. They look just the way many think a
swimming pool should look. The best part is that concrete pools also look very good. They remain
pleasing to the eye despite the industrial nature of the material. Well maintained concrete pools
also don’t encounter issues stemming from the growth of algae and the appearance of stains.
That said, concrete pools present the chance to add features of all types. Vinyl and fibreglass pools
would not hold up well in the face of such additions as water fountains, in-pool bars, beach-style
entries and many others. You can also make a selection of interior surface finishes from a larger
pool of materials than would be possible with other pool types. The final finishes of your pool can
be pebblecrete, glass mosaic, tile, quartz, and many more. You may also choose to use simple
plaster. Plaster has been used for pool surfacing since the 1960s. However, it remains a classic
choice and will not take away from the overall beauty of the pool.
Concrete pools are the ultimate in pool types and can cater to the most whimsical tastes and ideas,
provided the cost is not a factor. Look into creating a masterpiece of your own that will leave your
friends and family in awe.