What would you like to do?
Pea gravel can be harsh on the feet at times. Recomend Concrete w/ broom finish.
48 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
Pipe leaks? Need leak detector. . (I am a professional pool service provider) Check with a reputable leak detection service in your area. (Most leak detection services als…o repair the leaks they detect). I've heard of this being done using dyes, cameras and sealants, but have no first hand experience. Beware: I've heard it can be costly, but usually cheaper the replacing your pool deck.
Loose gravel of any size is not a good idea. You would be cleaning it out of the pool daily. And you don't want to vac them out. Loose stones would be a safety factor. Lost fo…oting, slippery, prone to collect mud, sticks or twigs or anything that drops into them. You wouldn't want to step on anything protruding up from the rocks. How would you keep the area clean? I am probably forgetting an arm load of reasons not to use gravel. Ah, yes. Twisted ankles from slipping on wet stones. Not to mention tender feet. k Jeezzz, are you building or making your own coping??? Not woo swift. heh
Answer . Never heard of a ceramic pool.
A concrete pool is better just about any where unless there is a lot of ground movement.
Fiberglass is because concrete will crack Yes I agree also, because we had a concrete pool when I was growing up and we were always repairing leaks, maybe the pool was …just bad, but now that we purchased a fiberglass pool. We love the pool and it does not require much maintenance. We're going on 6 years with the pool and it still looks new.
All depends on what you are looking for and how much you have to spend. Concrete pools are usually considered the "high-end" pool but installation takes a long time and mainte…nance and repair are costly. Steel pools, or I'm assuming you're referring the vinyl liner pools, are a good, cost efficient option. Though, if you want to extend the life span of your pool, check out the other building materials used for vinyl liner pools.. such as Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials.
You find square feet my multiplying the length times the width, for example: a deck that is 15 feet long and 8 feet wide; would have 120 square feet.
Have you tried muriatic acid on a small test patch. Be care full the stuff is corrosive and the vapor is harmful if inhaled. Always keep fresh water handy when handling …the stuff
A concrete pool is better any where if it is done professionally.
Concrete retains heat better and it a more permanent solution. Vinyl is often like a bladder to hold the water within a tin frame. The layers are so thin that heat reten…tion is negligible and therefore not an optimal solution for a heated pool.
Brick paver's will look better for longer and they are easier to clean up later on when they get older.
Steel walls are currently the lowest quality wall for a swimming pool, with the exception of Cyprus wood (if still available). Concrete (not gunite) is superior to any… other wall, but a pool with concrete walls generally also has a concrete bottom. In other words, it is a concrete swimming pool. The most popular wall today for vinyl liner pools is fiberglass and, with the possible exception of concrete, is the best possible choice.
A concrete pool keeps looking better for longer and will outlast a fibreglass pool. Fibreglass pool maufacturers offer guarantees of between 10-20 years. This gives some …idea of the longevitiy of fibreglass pools. Fibreglass pools have the following advantages: 1. Easier to install than concrete pools 2. More inert to chemicals and thus require less maintenance and cost than concrete pools 3. Easier to clean than tiles pools
I use a GE silicone, but that's not as important as being sure it makes a waterproof seal.
Generally, a liner pool is cheaper to install and operate, especially in areas that may freeze in the winter. Hatawa
Cost can run from $9.50 per sf to $11.50 per sf. , depending amount of sf and run to dump.
Concrete can be very slippery unless you have a slip resistant finish. It can also be very hot on bare feet in high summer temperatures. Cool deck is a much better alternative… as it is porous and allows the heat to disperse. It is also slip resistant.