If you’re considering materials for your upcoming backyard swimming pool, you may not realize how many options are available! While concrete and fiberglass are old standbys that certainly aren’t to be overlooked, they’re not the only possibilities. In our first post on this topic we explored two added material options available in today’s pool industry: aluminum and stainless steel. Now we’ll look at a few more that might have just the right collection of features to make them the best choice for your yard and personal style.
Trending Pool Material #3: Ceramic
While ceramics vary depending on their uses, the kind of ceramic used for swimming pools is a composite — with over 50% of it comprised of silica. (Many types of ceramic lack the brittleness that many people associate with the material — and this is certainly the case with the kind of ceramic used for swimming pools.) The ceramic core offers both water-proofing and strength; however, since they are pre-made as a one-piece item, they are similar to fiberglass in that they lack the kind of customization potential that some other materials may offer.
Trending Pool Material #4: Stone
As you probably already realize, not all of today’s trendy looks incorporate a decidedly sleek, Contemporary design scheme. Earthy and rustic textures are not only in vogue, but they can definitely blend in better with some homes and surroundings. The sky is the limit when you’re incorporating various types of tile and stone. With a nod to ancient cultures, when stone structures were used for palaces and other structures, this material obviously has longevity in its favor.
Trending Pool Material #5: Glass
On the extreme end of the stylistic spectrum from stone, glass is a favorite material for those who favor a decidedly Modern vibe. Thanks to the transparency of glass, you can showcase trendy tile work as well as highlight the surrounding scenery. Glass pool walls can be referred to as “open-top windows,” since they give the appearance of having no barrier between the water and its surrounding area. If you’re considering a glass pool, you’ll definitely want to look for a pool company that specializes in this unique material.
Did you learn something new today? It never hurts to find out about your options. We looked at 5 materials that have more recently started to be used in this industry (glass, stone, ceramic, stainless steel, and aluminum) as well as 2 materials more traditionally used fiberglass and concrete). Whether you decide to stick with tried-and-true pool materials or get brave and try something you’ve never even seen before, your new swimming pool will, no doubt, offer you myriad hours of relaxation, exercise, entertainment, and even more benefits you haven’t realized you needed in your life.
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