An important pool design choice you’ll need to make if you’re installing a pool is what custom pool finish you’d like. There are several pool finish choices and pros and cons come with each. We can help you decide which custom pool finish fits your needs (and lifestyle) best.
Standard plaster finish is a smooth, white plaster surface that consists of a mixture of white cement and crushed marble for a hard and smooth finish. The overlay of clear water transforms the look of white plaster to a shimmering blue. Colors can be added to standard plaster but it tends to give a mottled appearance, especially with darker colors. This plaster option is inexpensive and a great option for the budget conscious.
Quartz finish consists of small pieces of quartz coated with ceramic and protects the finish well. It can even double the life of the plaster. Quartz scraps are made of colored chips of quartz in colored plaster. They have a more textured feel than a plain plaster finish and would be a nice upgrade to the appearance of the pool.
Pebble finish is another great upgrade option for the pool finish. It colors the plaster and is long lasting. Standard Pebble finish is made of larger pebbles in a colored plaster mixture. The pebbles protect the surface of the plaster, doubling its life. It can feel a bit rough, but has a highly textured, natural look. Due to the rougher nature of standard Pebble finish the majority clients opt for a finish made with much smaller pebbles commonly referred to as Mini Pebble Finish. This finish is smoother and gives you the option of having light or dark stone, paired with light or dark plaster, to change the color of the pool. Darker colors will make the pool warmer, but can also make it more difficult to see the bottom.
Bead Crete finish is another beautiful, custom pool finish option. Glass beads are mixed into colored plaster, making it very smooth to the touch. Bead Crete also reflects sunlight so the pool bottom sparkles! It is the most expensive of the pool finish choices, but may be the perfect addition to your custom pool.