Did you know that the use of concrete pool surrounds back to at least 6500 BC? In terms of generations, that is more than 8,000 years ago. Therefore, as you stroll along your concrete driveway or unwind by your polished concrete pool surround, you are actually making a connection with a lengthy period of human history. Even though it is cool, it’s probably not the main reason you’re thinking of installing a polished concrete pool surrounds around your swimming pool. The dependability of concrete as a decking material is its main claim to fame. In comparison to most other pool surrounds and patio options, it is also more affordable.
WHY DO THEY USE POLISHED CONCRETE POOL SURROUNDS AND WHAT ARE POOL SURROUNDS?
A pool surround is the term used to describe the space around your pool, or the edge of your pool if you choose to think of it that way. Although it is possible to have a pool without a surround, we do not advise it. By giving you a place to unwind when you’re not swimming, a pool surround increases the enjoyment you get out of your pool.
Each of the pool surrounds has advantages and disadvantages, but polished concrete in particular offers more benefits than drawbacks. Here are some of the key advantages of building a polished concrete pool surrounds.
The Most Reliable Concrete Pool Surround Material Is Concrete
Polished concrete pool surrounds are by far the most durable alternative on the market today. A concrete pool surrounds that has been expertly built can last a lifetime without needing to be redone. As a result of rain, snow, and other natural conditions, other pool surround options would need to be changed multiple times over the course of a few decades. To put it another way, a concrete pool surround is a wise investment that you probably won’t need to do again and again.
Different Styles of Concrete Pool Surrounds Are Available
Polished concrete pool surrounds are nothing like the plain, gray slabs that some people envision when they think of concrete. Today’s concrete pool decks come in a wide variety of forms, sizes, and textures in addition to almost every color imaginable. You may locate honed concrete pool surrounds that you love and that blends in nicely with the design of your backyard, regardless of the style you’re going for.
Easy to Maintain
Conventional pool surrounds contain seams that eventually widen into fissures, gather dirt, and possibly even serve as a haven for ants and plants. Since concrete pool surrounds are seamless, cleaning them is significantly simpler. We can build a seamless pool surround around a fiberglass pool that is specially shaped even if you have one.
Requires little upkeep because concrete is durable in every way. It can survive the extreme temperatures we encounter in Melbourne as well as the strain of accommodating different kinds of families. The typical concrete pool surround simply requires routine cleaning and a fresh coat of sealer every two to three years in order to survive for decades.
Reduces the Requirement For Bullnose Pavers
Concrete pool surrounds have the unique ability to be made to extend all the way to the edge of the pool, negating the need for bullnose pavers. Compared to other solutions, this makes it simpler to create a concrete pool surround, and the end product is unquestionably more attractive.
A VARIETY OF CONCRETE POOL SURROUND STYLES
Aggregate Pool Surround
Concrete with exposed aggregate is created by incorporating coarse elements, such as different types of quartz, pebbles, or natural stones, into the concrete and letting it dry naturally. Once the concrete has dried, the aggregates near the surface provide the pool surround with plenty of traction and natural beauty.
Concrete with polished aggregate is created in a similar manner to concrete with exposed aggregate. The only difference is that after the concrete has dried, we utilize abrasive discs to grind and polish the surface to give it a more opulent aspect. While polished aggregate concrete is acceptable to use around pools, if you want additional slip resistance, we can treat the surface of the surround with anti-slip material. Fine aggregate particles and an adhesive base are used in anti-slip coatings to increase friction and grip.
Simple to Customize
Your home’s outdoor spaces, including the BBQ area and pool surround, should reflect your creativity and individuality since they are simply extensions of your house. It is simple for us to add your preferred aggregates, colors, and stencils when we create a concrete pool surround.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND SWIMMING POOLS WITH CONCRETE SURFACE?
Nearly all concrete swimming pools are underground. They are easily customizable in terms of size, shape, and depth, and they can be equipped with unique characteristics. They can be challenging to keep clean, which is one of its main downsides.
Concrete, plastic, or steel can be used for the support walls of vinyl-lined pools, which can be constructed underground or above ground. Pools with vinyl liners are incredibly adaptable, but one drawback is that the vinyl lining typically needs to be replaced every 7 years or more.
Swimming pools made of fiberglass are arguably the most useful kind of pool. They can be modified to fit in difficult-to-access spaces and are available in a broad variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Additionally, fiberglass pools can be customized with unique elements like built-in spas, in-floor cleaning systems, and water features.
The addition of an attractive concrete pool surround that is simple to construct and maintain might be advantageous for any of these pools. However, based on our years of expertise, we have found that concrete pool surrounds work particularly well with fiberglass pools. Maybe this is because they both exude a sense of modernity, and when they are combined, they make a welcoming space that is conducive to rest and relaxation.