Concrete is the material we use most to build pools in Maryland. Concrete, also known as gunite, has a number of advantages that make it ideal for custom pool design. Of course, concrete has its pros and cons, but many of our clients find that concrete is the right material for them. Learn everything you need to know about concrete pools in this blog in order to make an informed decision on what material you want to use to build your new pool in Maryland.
Concrete Pools 101
Truly custom design is a feature that is only offered by concrete. Fiberglass pools come in a number of different shapes and sizes, but are not customizable in that they’re only available in a fixed number of designs from the manufacturer. There is no limit to the size or shape of a concrete pool. This allows for true customization and a unique, one-of-a-kind pool. This is the main reason we use concrete for most of our pools.
The idea you have in your head of the surface of a concrete pool may be one of a gray bottom that is rough on the feet. But with modern pool finishing technology, you can enjoy a pool finish that is both smooth and sparkles in the water. We offer Pebble Technology Finishes for all of our concrete. A pool finish company out of Austria, Pebble Technology offers a number of different pool finishes that use a smooth pebble aggregate to produce a finish that is smooth and sparkles beautifully in the water. Not to mention they last twice as long as a standard plaster finish.
Concrete is an extremely durable material. The steel framework that supports the concrete during installation ensures that the pool will never lose its shape. With proper care, a concrete pool will last many, many years.
Concrete pools do take longer to install than fiberglass pools. Whereas a fiberglass pool can be installed in a matter of days or weeks, concrete pools take a few months to install. This is why it’s important to plan far ahead if you’re thinking of installing a new pool in Maryland.
Upkeep and Operational Costs
In terms of upkeep and maintenance, you’ll spend more time and money on a concrete pool than a fiberglass pool. From chemical costs to refinishing, concrete is more of an investment than fiberglass.
Concrete Pool Installation in Maryland
To learn more about concrete pools in Maryland, contact Rhine Pools today at 410-442-2445.