10 June 2016
Should I invest in a stainless steel pool finish?
Choosing the right pool finish is one of the most exciting elements of choosing your pool – you get to think beyond functionality and focus on the stunning effects you can achieve. As we’ve discussed in our previous blog post, there are a lot of things you need to consider before selecting a pool finish - such as how the finish affects the space, light, and colour of the pool room, or how it must be maintained regularly to protect it from exposure to the pool environment.
One increasingly popular pool finish is stainless steel. It is a stylish, dynamic finish material that, thanks to its versatility, makes it perfect for pool construction. Stainless steel provides you with a number of different aesthetic options that are not usually available with other finishes, while also offering important maintenance and cleaning considerations that are distinct from issues arising from tiled or glass finishes. Let’s take a look at why it’s worth considering as a choice for your pool.
An attractive option
Stainless steel finishes are among the most attractive pool finishes available on the market today. What’s more, stainless steel blends in with a wide variety of environmental and architectural surroundings. The metal is ‘stamped’ to generate grip, which also produces some truly beautiful and unusual light effects in the water. New advances in construction technology have also meant that it can be combined with other materials, such as acrylic and glass, to create a completely unique look and feel for your pool.
A lightweight, versatile solution
Steel finishes are easy to modify, enabling you to achieve unique and unusual pool shapes and sizes not normally available with other materials. This also makes it perfect for refurbishment or re-modeling many years after the initial installation.
One key advantage is that stainless steel pools are both lighter and faster to construct than other pool types. This offers a number of distinct advantages to prospective swimming pool owners. First, it means that there is a much shorter construction time than with alternative pool finishes. This means your pool can be finished and ready for use in a shorter time span.
Second, it’s important to remember that some pool designs are restricted by the weight of the concrete pool liner, the finish, and the water itself. The beauty of a stainless steel pool is that it is considerably lighter in weight than conventional pools because it arrives pre-constructed as both a pool liner and finish. This makes it possible to build a pool in parts of the property where a heavier concrete pool may not be feasible.
As our stainless steel pool manufacturer, Berndorf Bäderbau says its defining characteristics are “long service life and minimum maintenance costs”. It is, therefore, a more sustainable pool construction material and is completely recyclable.
Stainless steel finishes are additive-free, which means they don’t contaminate pool water. They will, however, need to be properly protected from corrosion and rust which arises naturally as a result of chemicals used to sanitise the pool water. Contact your designer for more information about long-term solutions for installing and maintaining a beautiful, low-maintenance stainless steel pool finish today.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool design, construction and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.
Photo: Berndorf Bäderbau Stainless Private Pool (Germany/Bavaria) - Matthias Malpricht