Whether you're looking to install a new pool or start a pool renovation project, the type of finish you choose will make a big difference in the final product. From regular and dyed plaster to quartz and beyond, there are plenty of distinct styles at your disposal. Before you make a final decision on your overall pool aesthetic, take a look at the benefits that come along with some of the most popular options.
Top 3 Pool Finishes to Consider
One of the most natural pool surface looks available is pebble, which starts with a layer of cement that has been specially formulated for the task at hand. With small stones and pebbles mixed throughout the material, your pool renovation project has the potential to mesh well with the patio and other surrounding areas. Durability and stain resistance lead to a finish that's slightly higher in cost than the alternatives, but you will also end up with a potentially varied color palette and a finish that could last between 15 and 20 years.
Plaster pool finishes have been around for decades, and they tend to be the most affordable option on the market. Don't let the lower cost fool you, though. Plaster is an attractive material that lends an especially bright and clean color to pool water. There’s also room for customization due to dyed plaster variations. With routine maintenance, most of these smooth yet strong plaster finishes will last somewhere between five and 10 years.
Polymer-modified cement combines with quartz aggregate to make quartz finishes, which fall somewhere between plaster and pebble in a few categories. Overall lifespan ranges from seven to 12 years, and the material does a fantastic job of holding up against the effects of weathering and pool chemicals over time. If you want a look that is durable and highly customizable, quartz could be considered the best of both worlds.
When you plan a pool renovation project, you want the results to stand the test of time. That's why residents throughout New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey — including Short Hills and surrounding areas — turn to Gutierrez Pool Plastering, of Plainfield, NJ. These pool pebbling and plastering professionals have been in business for over 38 years, and they're certified applicators for Wet Edge®. Check out their website for more on their pool remodeling services, and call them at (908) 756-7585 to schedule an appointment today.