From the days of the simplicity of standard white plaster to today with the array of multi-colored surface finishes, the choices can be exciting. With so many finish options offered, it is logical that pool owners should want to explore the specific benefits of each pool finish option.
Standard white plaster is the tried and true pool and hot tub surface finish. White plaster has been around as long as people have been building swimming pools. However, a myriad of pool plaster color and texture options that have come into the market in recent years. Pool plaster at its root is a simple combination of white cement, white marble aggregate and water. It makes for an economical choice that will give you that classic swimming pool look. However, you may want to reflect the colors of nature in your pool or hot tub with tinted pool plaster. With proper water care and maintenance, you can achieve beautiful, consistent, lasting colors with high quality pigments for a unique, enduring pool plaster finish.
Pool plaster has evolved over time to include aggregates and other stones to add customizable effects, colors and textures. The highly innovative addition to the palette of surface options has been the use of special colored ceramic aggregate products. These aggregates are a very specialized form of ceramic-coated sand that comes in a variety of pre-mixed plaster products. Aggregates also offer the look of a myriad of pebbles worked into a pool surface. Over the past decade, pebble surfaces have increased dramatically in popularity and come in a broad range of colors and color combinations. One of the most popular reasons for this relatively low maintenance type of pool finish is the slight texture that makes for a slip-proof surface. With aggregate pool finish, your pool will be completely unique: the patterns of texture and color, the specific hue of your chosen color. Aggregate pool finishes are unique because the color of the finish becomes richer over time. Aggregate pool finishes are noted for striking beauty and long-lasting durability. With proper water chemistry and maintenance and aggregate pool finish will stay beautiful, sturdy and last for decades.