Why Pool Finishes are the Secret Ingredient

Designing a swimming pool can be a very exciting process that showcases your creativity, style, and home accents. Remember your backyard is an extension of you and your home. Your pool finish can add a unique factor or shine in its simplicity. With a multitude of options, you can truly make a splash in your backyard by choosing a pool finish that’s right for you.

Pool Tile

Swimming pool tile is a great option for someone interested in durability and simple maintenance. These tiles come in an assortment of colors, patterns, sizes, and textures – perfect for someone looking to make their pool a unique addition to their backyard. Combine these options together to create a mosaic, a border for a pop of color, or a distinctive pattern.

Vinyl Pool Liner

Vinyl pool liners are a budget-friendly option that will require proper maintenance, pool chemistry, and the occasional liner replacement. The better maintained your pool, the longer the life of your pool liner. Therefore, it is imperative to regularly maintain your pool chemistry and liner with this option. A great benefit of pool liners is the variety of design options in color and patterns. Ready for a new look? Simply change out your liner to create a new environment for you pool. This option is great for variety in above ground pools where other pool finishes are not available.


Pool plaster is the classic swimming pool look that will add simplicity to your home. When I picture a classic pool, immediately a pale blue, white plaster pool comes to mind. But maybe you’re looking for something a little different. Plaster options range in color and texture to customize that classic look. Choosing this finish allows for lasting color, durability, and overall quality with proper pool maintenance. 

Aggregate Finish

Aggregate finishes are one of the top pool trends of 2015. A mix of pebbles or ceramic-coated sand is worked into your plaster finish to create a one-of-a-kind look. Over time, the finish becomes richer in color creating a sturdy, durable, and stunning pool. Add that to the slip-proof surface from the pebble texture, and it’s no wonder why this is the next big trend!