TYPES OF SWIMMING POOLS
One of the most frequently asked questions by people intending to build a swimming pool is -“What type of pool should I build” and the answers from the pool industry will be in accordance with the preferences of those asked. There are five basic types of pools and all of them have their positives and negatives. The five types are Marbelite, Fibreglass, Painted, Rock and Chip tile.
Marbelite pools are the most common built in South Africa and are the most natural looking of all the pools. Marbelite is a marble chip and cement mixture which is plastered onto hand packed concrete or gunite surfaces. They are normally white in colour but recently have been offered in a variety of colours, the most popular being charcoal.
Fibreglass pools are the second most popular. They are shiny in appearance and have an unnatural look to them. The basic colours are white and blue. They are built both in tub form (cast in a mould and then placed in the ground in one piece) and also as a liner on old marbelite and concrete pools.
Pools are normally painted over old marbelite or concrete. As with fibre glass they are shiny in appearance and have an unnatural look to them. The basic colours are white and blue.
4 Rock Pools
Rock pools have become very popular over the past few years. The rocks are formed in cement and then pigment dyed to look realistic.