During the hot summer days all we want is to chill under the shade or splash occasionally in the pool. The pool is also a great place to host a family gathering or a little get to getter with friends, but sometimes the problem with that is kids running in and out of the pool and then the floor gets slippery which is not ideal for kids running around and old people walking. So, what do you do about it to prevent accidents from happening? A polished concrete surround pool is the best option to remedy your problems and here is why.
WHAT IS POLISHED CONCRETE?
Their uniqueness is one of the finest attributes of a polished concrete. No two polished concrete floors will ever be the same. Concrete is a natural product made up of sand, stone (aggregate) and cement and every concrete mix is different. Polished concrete is very different from your basic raw concrete. Polishing concrete involves taking off the top layers to reveal the sand and/or aggregate underneath. It can transform an unimpressive industrial floor to give a stunning, contemporary look but this is a very time-consuming and skilled process.
WHAT IS A SURROUND POOL?
The hardscape area around your swimming pool is called a surround, deck, or decking, even though it isn’t always made of wood or composite, like traditional outdoor decks with which we most often associate the words. Traditionally, most in-ground swimming pool decks are made of concrete.
What makes a polished concrete surround pool the best option for you?
1. Easy to clean
The pool side is constantly exposed to water and heat which expands and eventually lead to cracks where dirt and perhaps even become home to ants and weeds. A polished concrete surround pool is seamless, so they are much better to keep clean. Even if you have uniquely shaped fiberglass pool, a seamless polished concrete surround pool around it can be created.
2. Low maintenance
The Australian temperatures change in an instant, but a polished concrete surround pool can withstand extremely high and extremely low temperatures as well as take the wear and tear of all types. The average concrete pool only needs to be tended with a fresh sealer every 2 years.
Your own home should reflect on the expression of your creativity and personality whether it is an area around your home or a simple grill area on a pool surrounds. When you want to design your concrete pool surrounds, it is easy for your to personalize it with aggregates, colors and stencils of your choice.
4. Reflect bright light
Since this is an outdoor space, it is exposed to the sun. Since polished concrete pool surrounds reflect light, the surface cools which results in a smooth, soothing, and soft under bare feet unlike other alternatives like tiles. It won hurt or scruff your feet.
5. Stain and scratch proof
They are durable and wont scratch, dent, or stain under normal conditions. Pool chemicals can be harsh and deteriorate weaker alternatives, and the sun wont fade or melt it.
Despite having a high-end appearance, it is still more affordable than any other flooring options. The whole lifecycle cost is lower than any popular types of flooring. It is particularly affordable if you already have a concrete slab you can get professionally.
7. Environmentally Friendly
They are an eco-friendly option as it does not involve the use of hazardous chemical coatings, cleaners and adhesive in their installation or upkeep. Floors are also energy efficient, which further add to their reputation as a “green” flooring choice.
ARE THEY SAFE?
100%! You might be second guessing on the safety because when you first look at it, it looks like it has a high risk of slipping but, it is the opposite. It provides plenty of friction to prevent accidents around the pool. The cement that will be sued will give it a coarse texture, and the range of quartzes, pebbles, and natural stones which will be added (depending on your discretion) will increase traction on the pool side.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE MATERIALS
- The material must be safe and not become slippery when wet.
- Choose a heat-reflective material to keep the surface cooler on hot days—think about bare feet!
- Select a material that blends well with other paved or hardscaped areas in your yard.
- If possible, find out if the material is resistant to algae, chemicals, acid, mold and mildew, and frost.
- A modern solution: for a seamless look, carry out the coping material to the surrounding deck or patio.
- Safety fences and barriers should be considered and integrated into the pool and deck design. Check city or local laws or guidelines regarding pool barriers—most should be at least 4 feet high and be positioned between the pool and areas of access.
TYPES OF SWIMMING POOL WHO CAN HAVE A POLISHED CONCRETE SURROUND POOL
Their size, shape and depth can easily be customized, and they can be fitted with special features because the are almost always inground.
Their support walls can be made from concrete, plastic or steel and they can be installed inground or above. Vinyl liner pools are extremely versatile, but they need to be replaced about every 7 years.
It is the most practical type of pool. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors and can be adapted to fit in hard to access areas. They can also be fitted with special features including water features, in-floor cleaning systems or built-in spa pools.
CONCRETER SYDNEY – YOUR POOL SURROUND EXPERT
Concreter Sydney are one of the top polished concrete contractors Sydney. We are manned by highly skilled professionals along with top-quality approach and machinery to be able to produce the best results for our clients. We always make sure that we communicate with the clients request and update them about the project and stay with them from start to finish so everything runs smoothly. If you have any questions, explore our official website or contact us so we can answer your questions directly.