Pool Finish Basics

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Your pool’s finish will drastically effect the look of your pool.

When designing the perfect pool for your yard, it might seem like once you pick the shape and size you’re just about done. However, the interior finish of your pool is a very important decision to make! You can choose from a wide variety of finishes, including plaster, tile, and aggregate. Within those materials, you can make even more choices like color, texture, and material accents. Here are the basics of choosing the perfect pool finishes for you!


Plaster is a classic choice for your pool and it gives a sturdy smooth finish. It is also typically the most cost-effective option. Plaster pool finishes usually last 5-7 years before they need to undergo any repairs. Plaster can be colored to match your hardscaping or add a cool finish to the inside of the pool or enhance the appearance of the water.


Tile is an absolutely stunning pool finish option that can be used in conjunction with other finishes. You can use tile on the waterline, floor, or steps of your pool as an interesting and colorful accent. Tile is very easy to install and customize to match your personal style. Tile pool finishes can use ceramic, porcelain, glass, or stone tiles in a wide variety of shapes, styles, colors, and sizes for you to choose from.  


Aggregate pool finishes are gaining in popularity every year and consist of traditional plaster that is mixed together with quartz, granite, river stones, or small glass beads. These offer a very luxurious and elegant vibe and a harder and stronger surface. Aggregate pool finishes also are resistant to staining or discoloration, even after multiple years of use. They can be colored to match your hardscaping, like plaster, and mixed and matched to give your pool a unique look.

Classic and Trendy Pool Finishes from Rhine Pools

Whether you want a dramatic lit pool or a classic infinity pool for your home, we can help transform your backyard into the oasis you want it to be. We are an all-inclusive company, so you won’t need to worry about working with ten different project managers and faces over the course of your project. Our projects also include patios, decks, shade structures, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, water features, plantings, lighting, and even more! Whatever you want as part of your pool and landscaping, Rhine Pools can handle the job! For more information and to get started on your dream pool, give us a call at (410) 442-2445 or visit us online. For more pool design tips, follow us on social media at Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+.

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