Advantages and Disadvantages of Concrete Pools
If you are thinking about building a pool in your backyard, you’re probably aware that you can choose between concrete and fibreglass shells when it comes to inground options. Figuring out what type is going to best suit your needs can seem challenging at first, which is why knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each can be helpful.
In this article, we have taken a closer look at concrete pools and why they’re definitely worth the added time in construction.
These pools offer a number of benefits for homeowners to take advantage of:
- Design Flexibility – The most obvious benefit is that you have complete flexibility over the design of the shell, allowing you to match any shape or design you can imagine. As the shell is made onsite, the builder is also able to subtly alter it according to the restrictions of the site.
- Aesthetics – Concrete pools tend to look very visually appealing and there is a range of surface finishes available to give it that perfect finishing touch (from pebble to tile). There is something inherently attractive about a shell that appears smooth and endless.
- Durability – From a structural point of view, these shells are incredibly strong and reliable. This gives homeowners the peace of mind that they will be around for a long time, providing their family with endless enjoyment without the risk of damage or degradation.
- Climate Suitability – These pools are great for all climates. They can withstand the rigours of colder climates, as well as wearing well under the hot sun. It doesn’t matter where you live in Australia – a concrete pool is able to withstand the demands of your specific climate.
Though they offer a stunning finish that is unique to your home, concrete poolsalso have a handful of potentialdrawbacks to consider:
- Construction Time – They do take longer to build than their fibreglass counterparts. In fact, it can take several months of onsite works to complete the shell, as the concrete needs to cure for at least 30 days. The end result, however, is a shell that will be able to withstand almost anything and that is wholly unique.
- Costly – Concrete pools can be more costly than their fibreglass counterparts. This is, in part, due to the increasing complexity of the designs that homeowners are asking for. If you have a strict budget in mind, be sure to let your builder know and they will advise you on the best pool for your property.
When you compare the list of pros and cons, it should come as no surprise that most homeowners who are looking for luxury are continuing to choose concrete pools. If you have decided that concrete will best meet your needs or if you have any questions, be sure to contact team at Coral Pools – we’re always ready and waiting to provide you with anything you need to make a decision.