Concrete pools are often referred to as the ‘Cadillac of pools,’ as their hardscaped natural look and feel is tough to duplicate and their cost is reflective of this. In fact, the price point to the consumer for a concrete pool is usually the highest in comparison to other pool types for several reasons.
The allure of the swimming pool has passed through time undiluted. From the grand bathhouses in Rome and Greece to today’s sleek, sophisticated designs, pools transcend geography and demographics. Often a symbol of luxury, current popular designs and features provide elegant living and effortless convenience. Modern-day pool owners want more than to bask in the shimmering reflection; they want
Sider-Proof FF-PR (manufactured by Sider-Crete, Inc.) – An advanced technology in cement-based, swimming pool plaster and resurfacing coating for plaster, ICF, concrete, and concrete block swimming pools. It is packaged as…
Pool surface finishing is a sought after expertise as no matter how well a concrete pool is built, there comes a time when restoration may be needed. Pool plastering (otherwise known as marbelite) is a highly specialized skillset. Unlike other areas of masonry surfacing, marbelite belongs to…
Those in the Canadian pool industry know how seasonal climate change can affect an inground pool surface. It is one reason why many pool owners turn to specialists when they are finally able to see what lies beneath their cover when they open their pool in the spring.
The commercial construction of swimming pools typically started after the Second World War, when urban sprawl was underway and families moved from the cities to the suburbs. Before that most pools were large, poured-in-place concrete vessels that were finished with chlorinated rubber paints.
Plaster is defined as a soft mixture of lime, sand or cement, and water. It is common for contractors and swimming pool owners alike to associate all cement-based interior pool finishes as a plaster finish; however, this is not the case.