One of the major decisions for everyone building a new swimming pool is what kind of look and feel will your pool have. A choice that significantly influences this is the finishes of the coping, the tiles and choosing stone for your pool.
Using natural stones enhance the aesthetics while providing great durability and relatively low maintenance. These natural products deliver an elegant feel to the pool just as they did throughout the ages. There is a broad range of granite tiles, travertine, Himalayan quartz, marble and limestone. Each has a unique look and feel and come in a variety of colours and sizes, allowing plenty of choices when choosing stone for your pool.
Choosing stone for your pool- What stones can I pick?
In the end, it’s a personal decision usually based on the look, cost and the degree of maintenance that each stone requires. Some stones only come in particular colours, and so if you are using a grey colour scheme, your options may be in granite tiles or the silver travertine. If you are looking for warmer tones, you may look at the Himalayan quartz, limestones, travertine or even almond granite.
The lowest cost tends to be the natural Himalayan quartz with granite, limestone and travertine filling out the mid-price ranges. Marble can be the most expensive. However, some prefer the look, and these natural stones can add value to your project beyond their cost.
As stone is a natural product, there is always great variation in the colour and texture. Some stones introduce quite a random look where others are relatively consistent. It’s a good idea to visit the display room and view a larger area of the stone when choosing stone for your pool. Then you can be sure you are happy with the natural look.
Next, once you’ve selected your stone, you can choose your size and profile. There are a wide range and the most common variations (e.g. 400mm x 400mm) are usually available immediately with custom sizes made to order. There are bullnose, and square edged profiles as well as specialist pieces for grates, drains, capping stones etc
Using natural stones create a beautiful feel for the pool and will provide you with years of hard wearing and low maintenance pool surfaces.
Choosing stone for your pool is an exciting decision. You can check out a vast range of natural stone at The Pool Tile Company