Once a luxury reserved for celebrities and the very wealthy, almost anyone can now enjoy the fun of their own backyard pool. In an age of mass produced fiberglass products, many individuals are unaware that they can also treat themselves to a concrete pool.
There are no constraints on the size, shape or depth of a concrete pool and they can be integrated into the landscape to be amazing works of art in their own right. They’re highly versatile and the complexity of design that can be accomplished makes it imperative that individuals consult with a professional.
A concrete pool enables individuals to incorporate a myriad of features ranging from tanning ledges to vanishing edges. Due to the exceptional range of embellishments that can be created with a concrete pool, they typically take longer to install than premade fiberglass selections.
Highly durable, concrete pools are typically installed in-ground, though it’s also possible to create a concrete pool above ground in specialized conditions. Steel webbing is used during the construction that allows the pool to “flex” to compensate for ground condition arising from rain and drying.
Concrete pools don’t utilize a vinyl liner, so there’s no need to worry about punctures by sharp objects. A concrete pool will even withstand the claws of the family dog, though allowing pets in pools of any type is discouraged for their safety.
Concrete pools Melbourne can be customized with interior finishes of plaster, aggregate or tile. Plaster is an iconic pool look and the most commonly used. Tile finishes are also available in multiple colors that can be hand-painted, glazed or textured.
An aggregate finish utilizes small pebbles, quartz or even glass beads that are incorporated into the concrete. The finish can be polished for a smooth texture or “exposed” which creates a bumpy feel. It has an aesthetically pleasing appearance and lasts longer than a plaster finish.
A concrete pool enables home owners to enjoy the luxury of a customized swimming pool that can also be a functional work of art. Stepping stones and walkways across the pool can be incorporated into the design, along with mini pools and other unique features to produce a one-of-a-kind creation.