The finished surface of the pool is more than simply decoration - it has to survive, for a long time, in a harsh environment
It is constantly wet, exposed to chemicals, affected by the water balance (chemistry of the pool-water), attacked by sunlight and subject to abrasion of pool-tools used in pool-maintenance and wear-and-tear from feet (particularly on the steps)
The surface must be waterproof and possess a range of qualities like smoothness, durability, stain-resistance, bleaching-resistance, ease-of-care, etc.
While pools can be finished in a variety of materials and textures there are pros and cons to each and some thought should be given to this subject when selecting a finish for your new pool or in figuring out how to care for the surface you already have
Liner pools, as you might expect, are fitted with a liner which is typically made from Vinyl and come in a wide variety of solid-colour or printed with tile patterns
Fibreglass pools and Swim Spas have a top coat that is smooth, shiny and contains the pigments that give the pool its final colour
The commonest, and most economic, finish for an in-ground, concrete pool is white plaster - a mix of white cement and marble sand - but paint, natural stone, Pebble-Tec, Pacelite and mosaic tiles are all viable alternatives
Naturally, there are wide differences in terms of cost and durability . . .
Please click the link to the type of finish you would like to learn more about
Plaster, white or coloured
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