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Pool liner: resin, stone, pvc and many materials to review before choosing the most suitable one to cover the new pool.
If you were undecided between the inground or above ground swimming pool and in the end you have opted for the first choice, now you find yourself facing the dilemma of coating,in fact, if you are very demanding, you will find yourself choosing the covering for the above ground pool too!
THE pool coverings there are many and all with characteristics to be examined: aesthetic impact, ease of cleaning, porosity, wear, resistance ... On this page we bring to your attention the most common coatings for swimming pools.
For a natural pool, the choice of stone cladding is almost a must, but when we talk about pools that do not necessarily have to have a natural look, the choice of cladding is very varied.
In the article entitledhow much does an inground pool costwe have seen that a good part of the cost of a swimming pool is marked by the lining. THE coatings for swimming pools they are many and can be more or less valuable. The PVC coating it is the cheapest one while the most expensive are the most avant-garde ones that are also beautiful to the touch.
Thelining of a swimming poolit can integrate perfectly with the surrounding environment, highlighting the vegetation or highlighting the bottom of the pool itself.
THEswimming pool coveringshowever, they don't just play an aesthetic role, they have heavy structural tasks to perform.
Thecoatinghas the task of isolating the structure from water, preserving it from the cold, chemical components and infiltrations.
PVC pool lining
PVC coatings are economical and represent the most practical solution because they are easy to install on any type of structure (inground or above ground pool), they are durable over time and pleasant to the touch.
The pcv returned a surface that was soft to the touch, smooth but not slippery and with a pleasant texture.
PCV coatings can very well imitate stone or marble, give back light or dark coatings and even imitate graphite or slate. There are many manufacturers that supply PVC swimming pool coating membranes, from the more traditional unicolor to the most advanced coatings.
PVC is well suited to cover in-ground or above-ground pools, concrete pools or with steel, wood, polyethylene or other materials panels.
Swimming pool covering in tiles or mosaic
In reality, it is not the PVC cladding itself that is cheaper but it is the installation that makes the difference. On the market there are tiled pool coverings with a rather low price but, adding the purchase cost to that of the labor required for installation, the overall costs exceed those of PVC.
Tiles and mosaics can cover the pool in an optimal way but present several problems related to maintenance: periodically it will be necessary to whiten and clean the joints between the tiles of the bottom of the pool. The same problem can also recur in the case of mosaic.
Stone or cement mortar
Stone is a natural coating that, according to tastes, can be chosen with very different finishes, shapes and colors. The stone has the advantage of being able to cover the inside of the pool and the surrounding area with the exact same pattern and material.
On the market, resins and cement mortars are spreading that recreate the motif of natural stone. The cement mortar, as well as PVC and stone, can be supplied in different shapes and colors. Many cement mortars are made by you from formulas composed with the purest aggregates of natural marble.
Briefly facing swimming pools
Tiles, mosaics and stones can be very beautiful but more difficult to clean, especially in the long term. Consider that the joints always tend to blacken. Coatings in pvc and waterproofing cement mortars specific for swimming pools, they are easier to maintain.
Among pvc pool coatings and cementitious mortars it must be considered that the mortars are particularly resistant to incisions even if spread in rolls. To make PVC coatings resistant to incisions, it is necessary to choose particular compositions protected by a multilayer of acrylic paint and reinforced by a polyester net, but in this case the coating would lose the advantage of economy.