Choosing a Pool: Pool Finishes

One of the decisions you’ll have to make when designing your new pool is what kind of finish you want. The finish is surface of the pool and can be constructed out of a variety of materials including plaster, quartzite, and stone aggregate. In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of the pool finishes offered by Rhine Pools. All of these are viable options, but depending on your budget and your aesthetic preferences you may prefer one over the other.

Pool Finishes



Plaster is the most recognizable and commonly used pool finish. Made of a mixture of cement, water, and marble dust or silica sand, plaster is the most affordable pool finish and has a lifespan of between 5 to 7 years. Many plaster finished pools are white, but the plaster can also be dyed to affect different tints in the water. A darker plaster, for example, will make the pool look more like a natural feature, and give the water a strong reflective quality.


The next step up from plaster, quartzite finished pools are made of small pieces of quartz. Similar finishes are also made from marble and granite. The finish is polished down for a more lustrous appearance than plaster, and it is also more resistant to stains and chemicals such as chlorine. A quartzite finish should last on average between 8 and 10 years.

Pebble Tec

This finish from Pebble Technology uses a pebble aggregate for a truly unique, colorful and aesthetically pleasing pool finish. Pebble Tec uses larger stones for the finish while Pebble Fina uses small crushed aggregate and seashells for a beach-like finish. Pebble Sheen and BeadCrete are also available. Sheen offers a smooth finish made of fused pebbles and BeadCrete offers an all-glass bead finish. All Pebble Tec finish last from 10 to 15 years.

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About Rhine Pools

RHINE Pools is a pool builder located in Howard County. We work throughout central Maryland and can handle every aspect of your pool design. We do not only install new pools and do pool renovations we are a part of one of the very best Landscape Companies in the state of Maryland.  Having this in-house power allows us to be your single source to build you the outdoor oasis of your dreams.  We believe that if you build a pool it needs to be an integrated center piece of your backyard and you should be able to build that center piece with a firm that understands all of the pieces of the puzzle and who will deliver on time and on budget. A portfolio of our work is available online.

If you have any questions about a new pool or about pool renovations, contact RHINE Pools by calling 410-442-2445 or clicking here today! Check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest as well!



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