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There are so many ways to spice up the design of a swimming pool. The interior finish is one possibility to completely revamp the entire look of your pool. From plaster finishes to aggregates and tiles. The possibilities are truly endless. If you have a very specific design thought out, it’s usually not a problem to have it done.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re renovating your existing pool or building a completely new one, the pool finishes you pick will vastly impact the design aesthetics of your pool. So it’s important to spend some time going over the available options.
Aggregate pool finishes marked the beginning of a new era of plaster finishes. It’s the standard plaster ingredients combined with small pieces of various rocks or glass beads. The main selling point of aggregates is their vastly increased durability. Studies have shown that the lifespan of the plaster can increase by the double when you choose to apply aggregates to them.
Aggregates come in two styles. Polished and exposed.
Polished aggregates contain finely crushed colored stones that are applied to the plaster with a trowel and then polished. Lifespan can easily increase by at least 10 years after this process. And you get a beautiful design as a result
Exposed aggregates is another way to really lift your pool to new heights. Consisting of tiny pebbles or glass beads, the finished result is nothing short of breathtaking. A nice side effect of the exposed aggregates is that the friction increases and as a result the polish will be slip-proof. Almost like walking on your own private beach.
Plaster has been around since the dawn of swimming pools. A mixture of water, white cement and white marble aggregate combine to create white plaster, also known as Marcite. It’s one of the most popular choices out there and it’s what gives pools the classic, smooth look that you often see. Plasters can also be mixed in a variety of colors and hues. It is important to realize that when selecting a plaster color you are actually selecting a water color. Light plasters produce a sparkling, tropical water color, while darker plasters produce a deeper blue, similar to a natural lake.
Plaster generally lasts between 7–12 years depending on how well maintained the pool is. It’s also the least expensive.