Popular Gunite Pool Finishes
May 16, 2019
Dalcollo Pools, located in Long Island, New York, specializes in the design and construction of luxury boutique pool building. Gunite pools are becoming increasingly popular for new design and remodel pools due to the fact that it allows for the greatest amount of customization and flexibility when it comes to shape, size, and choosing a finish. If you’re unsure of which gunite pool finish fits your style and needs, there are four popular finishes to explore.
Aggregate pool finishes are among the most popular today and used mostly in today’s modern pools in place of pool plaster since it’s more durable, and more resistant to pool chemicals and staining. There are two types of aggregate finishes – Polished and Exposed. Polished aggregate contains finely crushed colored stones such as granite or marble and is applied with a small handheld tool with a flat, pointed blade to the pool shell and then polished. Exposed aggregate contains tiny river pebbles or glass beads in coarser form than the polished. Exposed aggregate is applied in the same way by a trained craftsman. Since these finishes contain tiny pebble and stone pieces, it gives off the illusion of a natural spring or river. These finishes also have the ability to be blended in a certain way to allow for a one of a kind custom look.
Tile pool finishes are often applied to a pool’s waterline, steps, or floor to provide an accented look. Although this technique has a longer installation time, it has the tendency to outlast most of its competition and stands up to a lot of wear and tear. With proper professional application and maintenance, your pool tile should never have to be replaced. Also, the wide variety of materials and patterning allows you to get a real personal and unique look to your custom pool.
Quartz pool finishes are one of the most expensive pool finishes on the market currently, but the look and feel of it is nothing short of high-end. Quartz finishes tend to give off a silky, smooth texture that looks reflective in all lighting situations. This finish is perfect for that clean, modern look.
Glass beading finishes are the newest addiction to the market and are also able to create that reflective, glimmering look of quartz finish. Glass beading is available in a wide variety of colors and is incredibly durable. If you’re looking for that clean, seamless look that Quartz finishes offer without the higher price tag, glass beading is the perfect option for your custom pool.
Deciding on the right pool finish to complete your custom gunite pool means a lot of time evaluating which of these works best for your style, budget, and the exact look you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking for something that’s highly durable and still high-end looking, or you’re just looking for functionality, Dalcollo Pools can help you to design every aspect of the backyard of your dreams. Give us a call today to find out more about Dalcollo Pools, the Long Island Pool Builders, and how we can help you to customize your gunite pool project.