Which Interior Should I Use

When it comes time to decide the interior finish to use on your pool the choice can seem a little overwhelming. There are several options available and each suits a particular purpose, budget and colour scheme. Here we will try and run through the pros and cons of each to make the decision a little easier.

Pebble Interior

This would be by far the most widely used finish on concrete pools in Brisbane. The surface is unlike what many would envisage as modern pebblecrete interiors consist of very fine aggregates mixed in a cement matrix, so are more similar to render then say a driveway exposed aggregate. The product is both budget friendly and has strong resistance to wear over time with life expectancy of around 5-10 years on commercial installs and 15-25 years on residential installs. Being a cement based product pebblecrete will require regular PH and calcium monitoring and overall pool water chemistry maintained well to avoid scaling or etching. Pebblecrete has good slip resistance and is overall a very good choice for a budget friendly interior.

Glass Bead Interior

Whilst similar in its application to pebblecrete by utilising glass beads instead of natural quartz and silica aggregates a wide range of colours can be achieved. The texture is slightly smoother than traditional pebblecrete given the glass beads are round and polished rather then crushed rock. The product is designed for underwater use so a waterline tile is highly advisable. The colour range is what sets this apart from traditional pebblecrete as you can obtain some very vivid colours with different combinations of glass beads and coloured oxides to stain the underlying cement to blues/blacks or greens. The product is a mid range price bracket and has strong resistance to wear over time with life expectancy of around 5-10 years on commercial installs and 15-25 years on residential installs Being a cement based product glass bead interiors will require regular PH and calcium monitoring and overall pool water chemistry maintained well to avoid scaling or etching. Glass bead interiors have good slip resistance and is overall a very good choice for a budget friendly interior.

Tiled Interiors

Tiling a pool is a premium finish that can achieve stunning results. Surface preparation and use of correct adhesives and grouts are essential to the overall longevity of the interior. Tiles can be slippery on entry and exit points so use of non-slip tiles in these zones is recommended. The colour range is essentially limitless and the reflective properties of glass mosaics can make for breathtaking colours. Tiles when laid correctly and using suitable tiles will also outlast any of the other alternatives. Tiling a pool is the most expensive finish available due to the cost of materials and the amount of labour involved however the end results can be well worth the extra expense. Water chemistry should not fluctuate as much with tiles as it would with aggregate interiors so ongoing servicing is also reduced.

Vinyl Liners

Liners have the beauty of being flexible so can be utilised in situations where a pool has some minor structural cracking or constraints that can’t be suitably repaired to accommodate tiles or pebblecrete. Liner have less chemical use then pebblecrete so ongoing servicing is reduced. Life span of a liner will be between 7-10 years depending on how it is maintained. Vinyl liners come in a range of colours but can be prone to fading over time. Cost wise a liner is a mid range alternative to other options however in some cases such as an older style panel pool it will be the only option.

If you are considering resurfacing your pool we offer all of the above options and are happy to guide you to find the most suitable option for your budget, pool and lifestyle.

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copingCoping

The Pool coping is the first row of tiles on top of the pool this is usually replaced with a stone or porcelain tiles approx 400mm in width.

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waterlineWaterline Tile

Waterline tiles are several rows of tiles between the coping and pool interior, whilst not essential the addition of waterline tiles will make ongoing cleaning of the waterline much easier.

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pebblePebble

Pebble interior finishes have evolved greatly over the years and can provide some very natural water colours. The stone is 1-2mm in size and very fine grain allowing for a smooth and tough pool interior finish.

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glassGlass

Glass bead interiors can be utilized as an alternative to pebble interiors to provide a very striking water colour. These products have a similar texture to pebble interiors and a similar service life but can provide much more intense and deeper water colours.

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filterFiltration

Our filtration packs provide an upgrade of all pool equipment including new sand or cartridge filter, new pool pump and a new salt chlorinator connected to the existing plumbing lines.

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lightLights

Our range of single or multi colour lights will provide another dimension to the pool once the sun sets. These are possible in most renovations however an onsite inspection is required to confirm viability of an addition of lighting.

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