Concrete Pools Have Many Finish Surface Choices

Concrete Pools Have Many Finish Surface Choices

Types of Materials for Pool Finishes

From Luxury Pools

One of the many things that make inground concrete swimming pools different than their counterparts is the myriad options available for the pool’s surface.  This level of customization really sets the finished product apart from vinyl or fiberglass swimming pools, as the level of customization is taken to it’s highest mark with the finished surface.  This post from Luxury Pools explains and presents the different surface finish choices for inground concrete pools which include plaster, exposed aggregate, and tile.

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The interior finish of a pool can transcend its design to a whole new level of style and grace. There are many types of pool finishes to choose from, including plaster, tile, and aggregate finishes, and each type comes in an array of materials, colors, and textures—from classic white plaster, to sparkling iridescent glass tiles, to a kaleidoscopic blend of river pebbles or glass beads.

Whether you’re building a new inground pool or starting a pool renovation project, the pool finish you choose will have a significant impact on your pool’s final design aesthetic. Explore the different pool finish options below to find out which options will best suit your needs and design aspirations.

Plaster Finishes

Plaster is the oldest and most common pool surface finish. It is a simple mixture of water, Portland cement, and either marble dust or silica sand.

Traditional white plaster (or marcite) gives pools a smooth, classic appearance and remains a popular choice despite the range of pool finishes that have emerged over the years. White plaster is the most inexpensive pool finish option and typically lasts five to seven years before any signs of etching or chipping appear.

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