How do concrete swimming pools work?
Concrete pools are made of cement and concrete. They are often used interchangeably. Concrete is a mixture made up of water, cement and sand. Concrete also includes a coarse aggregate (stone, gravel) that is sprayed with shotcrete and gunite. You can spray gunite with water, while shotcrete will need to be dried. Both methods can be used correctly to produce identical results without significant quality differences if done properly.
Concrete takes time to reach its full potential once it has been sprayed. Concrete does not dry on its own. Concrete hardens, strengthens and hardens over a long process called curing. A pool shell takes approximately 28 days to cure.
Concrete strength can be measured in psi. This is the amount of concrete to be crushed. Concrete strength is between 3500 and 4000 PSI. Concrete strength is affected by how many cement sacks are added to it. Concrete will be stronger if it contains more cement. Concrete cannot be crushed by using a lot pressure, as the aggregate (rocks and gravel) is extremely compressive.
Concrete is very elastic and can pull at the surface, cracking it. Concrete pools can develop structural cracks and surface damage. This is not ideal.
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of a concrete pool?
Concrete offers many benefits in terms of appearance. It will take time, effort, money and time to maintain that appearance.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of concrete pool:
You have the ability to customize Concrete. Concrete’s main advantage is this. Concrete pools can be customized in size and shape, along with any other features that you may need. It could be made to look like a car but it would be expensive.
Durable Concrete pools are very durable, just like fiberglass. Vinyl liners are very weak so there is no need to worry about sharp objects striking the pool. Concrete will not be damaged by pets’ nails, if they are allowed swimming in it.
The plaster of the pool (the interior finish) is less durable and will need to refinished. This adds to the overall cost.
Pretty: Concrete looks beautiful and is very attractive. Concrete pools do not need to be flooded or divided. You can also avoid algae and staining concrete pools by following a concrete pool maintenance program.
Let’s now look at the cons of having a concrete pool.
The Long Startup Procedure: It is slow and tedious to start a concrete pool business. Curing takes almost a month and there are many more steps in the construction process. Concrete pools can take up to six months to build, while vinyl and fibre glass pools can be constructed in as little as a few weeks.
Surface rough: Concrete swimming pools can damage your skin but are very durable. You can’t change the texture of concrete pools, even if you refinish it often.
Maintenance is extremely important. Concrete pools are more expensive than vinyl or fibre glass liners. Concrete is porous, and can harbor algae. Concrete pools can harbor algae that is very hard to remove. Concrete pool builders recommend that you brush all surfaces once per week with a steel brush to remove any algae.
Your pool maintenance will be your responsibility. The majority of routine maintenance can be done by yourself. Professional pool cleaners will save you both time and money.
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