Reinforced concrete swimming pools

This type of pool is a popular choice for durability and low upkeep

A concrete pool can be created in any shape or size, making the most of the available space and allowing the design to suit your backyard dream. They represent approximately 40% of new pool builds and are categorised into two types: formal/geometric shape and free-form pools.

A key benefit of these types of pools are that they can be individually designed to suit your needs. This means that they can vary significantly in price, starting from as little as $30,000 and going as high as several hundred thousand depending on the design and other complexities. As a standard practice, most pool builders will have a lineal meter price to cost the project. This rate is a good gauge for clients to make comparisons between builders on the basic pool structure.

Modern concrete pools can be finished in a number of ways, with interior finishes falling into two main categories:

  • Rendered pebble - 1mm to 2mm stone pebble mixed with white or coloured cement, Colour range is limited to 4 to 5 base colours
  • Rendered glass bead - 1mm to 2mm glass bead and can start at a 10% mix all the way up to 100% glass interior, large colour range available

Reinforced concrete swimming pools can be built anywhere, no matter how extreme the topography of the land. They are structurally engineered and certified and come with a warranty that covers both structural and non-structural work, as governed by the building legislation that is applicable for your location.

For reputable builders, you can find members of the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia and New Zealand on the ‘Find a provider’ tab.

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