Pool Surface Options

Starting with a base of gunite or shotcrete,
we can help you choose the right interior pool finish.

Call Us at 818-792-5020

Pool Surface Options

Starting with a base of gunite or shotcrete,
we can help you choose the right interior pool finish.

818-792-5020

PSI Strength Protects
Your Pool Surface From Cracking

Plaster

A Natural Porous Finish

4,500 PSI

Composite

As smooth as an egg shell. Stronger & More Durable Compared To Plaster & Mini Pebble. 

18,000 PSI

Pebble

We install all types of aggregate and  pebble finishes.

8,500 PSI

Aggregates

Aggregates play a vital role in the composition of pool finishes, adding texture, color, and durability to the surface. They are granular materials that are mixed with a binder, such as plaster or resin, to create the final pool finish. Here’s a description of aggregates used in pool finishes:

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Types of Aggregates

Various types of aggregates can be used in pool finishes, each offering unique characteristics and aesthetic appeal. Some common types include:

Quartz

Quartz aggregates are made from crushed quartz crystals. They are known for their durability, resistance to chemical etching, and ability to create a sparkling appearance.

Pebbles

Pebble aggregates are small, rounded stones that can be naturally occurring or manufactured. They provide a natural, textured appearance and come in different sizes and colors.

Glass Beads

lass beads are made from recycled glass and are available in a wide range of vibrant colors. They can create a reflective, iridescent effect on the pool surface.

Exposed Aggregates

Exposed aggregates are a type of pool finish that incorporates a combination of small stones or pebbles into the surface, creating a visually appealing and textured appearance. The process involves applying a mixture of aggregates and a binding material, such as plaster or epoxy, onto the pool surface. Once the material sets, the top layer is removed, exposing the embedded stones. Here’s a description of exposed aggregates as a pool finish:

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Aggregate Selection

Exposed aggregates offer a wide range of options in terms of stone types, sizes, shapes, and colors. Common choices include pebbles, quartz, granite, or marble. These aggregates can be mixed together or used individually to create unique patterns and textures.

Textured Appearance

Exposed aggregates provide a textured and non-slip surface, adding visual interest and enhancing the pool’s aesthetics. The exposed stones create a natural and organic feel, resembling a pebble or stone pathway. The variation in sizes, shapes, and colors of the aggregates adds depth and dimension to the pool finish.

Durability

Exposed aggregates are known for their durability and longevity. The stones used in the finish are resistant to wear, fading, and discoloration. The binding material provides strength and cohesion to the aggregates, ensuring they remain securely embedded in the surface over time.

Natural Aesthetics

Exposed aggregates provide a natural and earthy aesthetic, blending harmoniously with the pool’s surroundings. They can complement various landscape styles, from tropical and Mediterranean to contemporary and rustic. The textured surface of exposed aggregates also contributes to the pool’s overall ambiance and can create a calming and inviting atmosphere.

Pebble Finishes

Pebble aggregates are small, rounded stones that can be naturally occurring or manufactured. They provide a natural, textured appearance and come in different sizes and colors.

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Tile Finishes

 

Tile finishes in pools offer several advantages that make them a popular choice for pool owners. Here are some of the key advantages of tile finishes in pools:

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Durability

Tile finishes are highly durable and long-lasting. They are resistant to fading, staining, and wear caused by chemicals, sunlight, and pool activities. Tiles are designed to withstand the harsh pool environment, ensuring that the finish remains intact and attractive for many years.

Aesthetics

Tile finishes provide a luxurious and visually appealing look to pools. They come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes, allowing for endless design possibilities. Tiles can be arranged to create intricate mosaic patterns, vibrant accents, or sleek and modern designs, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the pool.

Easy Maintenance

Tile finishes are relatively easy to clean and maintain. They have a smooth surface that resists algae growth and makes it easier to remove debris and stains. Regular brushing and occasional tile cleaning with appropriate solutions can keep the tiles looking clean and vibrant.

Water Resistance

Tiles are highly water-resistant, which is a crucial factor for pool finishes. They do not absorb water or become damaged by prolonged exposure to moisture. This water resistance helps maintain the structural integrity of the pool and prevents issues such as cracking or warping.

Slip Resistance

Many tile options for pool finishes are designed to provide slip resistance, ensuring the safety of swimmers. Textured or specially coated tiles offer better traction, reducing the risk of accidents and providing a more secure pool environment.

Chemical Resistance

Tile finishes are resistant to chemicals used in pool water maintenance, such as chlorine and other sanitizers. They do not react or degrade when exposed to these chemicals, ensuring that the pool finish remains unaffected and maintains its appearance over time.

UV Resistance

Tiles are highly resistant to UV radiation, which can cause fading and degradation in other pool finishes. The colors and patterns of tile finishes stay vibrant and unaffected by sunlight exposure, ensuring a long-lasting and attractive pool appearance.

Versatility

Tiles offer versatility in terms of design and application. They can be used not only as pool finishes but also for waterline borders, steps, accents, and decorative features. With a wide range of tile options available, pool owners can customize their pool design to match their personal style and preferences.

Glass Bead Finishes

Glass bead finishes for pools are a type of pool finish that incorporates tiny glass beads into the surface, creating a visually stunning and smooth texture. The glass beads used in this finish are specifically designed for pool applications and are available in various sizes and colors. Here’s a description of glass bead finishes for pools:

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Appearance

Glass bead finishes provide a unique and luxurious appearance to pools. The glass beads reflect and refract light, creating a beautiful shimmering effect that adds depth and visual interest to the pool. The smooth surface of the beads gives the finish a sleek and modern look.

Texture

Glass bead finishes offer a smooth and silky texture that is comfortable to touch. The tiny glass beads create a surface that feels gentle on the skin, making it enjoyable for swimmers to move and relax in the pool.

Color & Light Reflection

Glass beads are available in a wide range of colors, allowing for customization and design flexibility. The color of the glass beads influences the overall appearance of the pool, whether you prefer a vibrant and bold look or a more subtle and natural tone. Additionally, the glass beads reflect and refract light, enhancing the pool’s sparkle and brilliance.

Durability

Glass bead finishes are known for their durability and long-lasting performance. The glass beads are specifically engineered to withstand the harsh pool environment, including exposure to chemicals, UV rays, and frequent use. They are resistant to fading, staining, and deterioration, ensuring that the finish remains attractive and intact for an extended period.

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Fiberglass

 

White

Light Gray

Medium Gray

Dark Gray

Surface Choice Matters

See how choice of aggregate materials for your pool surface affects your pool’s color and appearance.

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FAQs

What pool surface options are available?

There are several pool surface options, including plaster, vinyl liner, fiberglass, pebble, tile, and quartz aggregate. Each has its own set of advantages and aesthetic appeal.

Which pool surface is most durable?

Fiberglass and tile surfaces are among the most durable. When properly maintained, they can last for decades. Pebble surfaces are also known for their longevity and resistance to staining.

How often will I need to resurface my pool?
  • Plaster: Typically lasts 7-10 years.
  • Vinyl Liner: Usually lasts 6-12 years, depending on maintenance and usage.
  • Fiberglass: Can last 20+ years with proper care.
  • Pebble, Tile, and Quartz: Can last 15-20 years or more with regular maintenance.
Can I change my pool surface type during a renovation?

Yes, many pool owners switch surface types during renovations. For instance, a plaster pool can be resurfaced with pebble or quartz. However, the feasibility and cost will depend on the current surface and the desired outcome.

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Request an appointment in person or by phone
call or text  818-792-5020

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Call or text 818-792-5020

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Los Angeles
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