Concrete Pool Basics: Pros, Cons, and How They’re Made
If you’re considering investing in a pool for your property, then you may have begun by picturing yourself lounging by the water on warm summer days or splashing around with your family to keep cool. You may also be researching the different styles, designs and construction processes that are available to you! One of the most popular shells on the market is the concrete pool, which is loved for is durability and design flexibility – indeed, you can have the pool created to your exact specifications for a finished product that is unique to your home and family.
Offering a wide variety of benefits, it’s easy to see why Melbourne has fallen in love with concrete pools:
- Custom Design: As these pools are made to your exact measurements, our team can turn your dream into a reality. The shape, size and design is completely up to you, as is the landscaping and finishing touches!
- Final Touches: As we mentioned above, the concrete pool can be finished with whatever material you choose, including render, smooth pebbles or colourful tiles – the choice is yours!
- Durability: Made with rock solid concrete, you can be sure these shells will stand the test of time! Strong and reliable, your family will enjoy your pool for years to come.
- Stability: As Melbourne is known for its wild weather, it’s important that you invest in a pool that can handle the rigours of a cold climate and wear well under the summer sun – and concrete can do just that!
Despite their stunning finish, there are a number of things to consider before making any commitments:
- Construction Time: Whilst fibreglass pools can be installed in a matter of days, their concrete counterparts can take up three months from start to finish, as the concrete needs time to cure.
- Overall Cost: As you’re investing in a specifically designed shell that requires a complex construction prices, a concrete pool may not be suited to all budgets.
As we mentioned above, the construction process of these pools is far lengthier than that of a fibreglass shell. This is what is involved:
- Layout and obtaining permits from the local council
- Excavation and plumbing of the site
- Reinforcing shell with steel caging
- Pouring the concrete for the floors and walls
- Concrete cures for 30 days
- Installation of electricals, including filtration, heating and lighting
- Finishing touches to the surface and coping
- Install pool fencing and fill with water
Concrete pools are loved for their durability, flexible design options and improved aesthetics compared to their fibreglass counterparts. However, the lengthy installation process and overall cost may be enough to turn away potential investors. One thing is for sure, if you want a pool that is designed specifically for your family, to your exact specifications, then a concrete shell can offer you a finish that is unsurpassable – and the experienced team at Coral Pools have the knowledge and expertise needed to turn your dreams into a reality. Call us today for a free quote on 8390 1109 to learn more about how your new pool can benefit your home.