Microcement pools to immerse yourself in luxury

September 27, 2021

The requirements for creating and renovating swimming pools have changed and professionals are obliged to know how to achieve luxury finishes in such a special space. Microcement pools have become a trend because they provide a functional and visually attractive solution. It is a durable material that is also applied without the need to remove the existing surface.

In this post you will find everything you need to know about a material that, if you have not considered it, has a lot to offer you to enjoy a dream pool. Its properties, which we will get to know later on, will allow you to decide whether to opt for this liner, although to discover them... you will have to immerse yourself in this post!

Microcement swimming pools: a plus of personality

Renovating or building a swimming pool from scratch is an exciting project, but before applying microcement to the pool there are a number of key aspects to consider.

Choose the finish for your microcement swimming pool

Microcement admits a variety of textures and colours, so it is necessary to be very clear about which finish is the most suitable for exteriors, in this case in a swimming pool. In the case of a swimming pool, which is in permanent contact with water, a rough texture is necessary.

This type of finish is perfect for the outside edges, the side walls or the bottom of the pool. For safety reasons, it is essential to have a surface with a good grip and non-slip surface.

In general, microcement pools offer very attractive and highly resistant finishes. It is a choice that ensures that the pool will look spectacular for a long time.

Indoor or outdoor microcement swimming pool?

Microcement adapts easily to any space, regardless of whether we want to coat a swimming pool that is covered, semi-covered or outdoors. With the sealing process of microcement, the coating is provided with anti-slip properties and is impermeable to running water. This functionality makes it possible to avoid the problems of filtrations, although the best guarantee is to choose qualified workmanship and quality materials.

Get total integration with microcement in the swimming pool

Microcement is such a versatile material that it adapts to all surfaces, offering total integration between the interior of the pool and its crown. It allows a simple renovation to be carried out without building work. If the same colour as the exterior is chosen, the continuity is greater and the visual effect is multiplied. Design and aesthetic harmony go hand in hand to achieve elegant finishes.

A matter of style

Microcement pools combine perfectly with any style we want to give to the house or outdoor spaces. With a thickness of just 3 millimetres, a cladding is created that enhances spaciousness and creates a visual impact that no one will be able to resist.

If we opt for a microcement pool that evokes a natural space, we can always surround it with stones and rocks to achieve a customised design.

Bet on professionals with experience in microcement pools

Coating swimming pools with microcement is a complex task that requires professionals with experience in this type of application. Unlike other types of substrates, if the pool is located outdoors, it is highly dependent on the climatic situation and, in addition, only one layer can be applied per day.

Knowledge of the product and the correct mixing ratios are essential to create a quality finish and avoid problems in the future. On the other hand, different colours cannot be combined. All these factors mean that it is essential to have a proven material and professionals who know in detail the application of microcement in swimming pools.

How to coat microcement pools?

If you are convinced by everything that microcement pools have to offer, but you still have doubts about how to apply this coating, you are in the right place. Here are some tips and a guide on how to coat a pool with microcement.

1- Applying Concrete Resin, the acrylic resin for microcement. This product facilitates the adhesion of the microcement to the substrate.

2- Apply Concrete Pool Grand, the two-component microcement for pool preparation. This layer is applied without pigment. It has a drying time of 24 hours and must then be sanded with 40-grit sandpaper.

3- Second coat of Concrete Pool Grand with pigment. The drying time is the same as the previous coat. Once the surface is dry, the surface must be sanded.

4- Apply two coats of Concrete Pool Medium, the two-component micro-cement finish for swimming pools. Both coats need a drying time of 24 hours and sanding with 80-grit sandpaper.

5- The process is completed with the sealing of the microcement coating. To do this, two coats of Primacrete Finish primer are applied by roller. Allow 4 hours between coats.

Tips for the application of microcement in swimming pools

In addition to being clear about the defined application process, a series of details must be taken into account to achieve a microcement pool with a long-lasting finish.

  • It is necessary to apply one coat of microcement per day, which should be done on gunned or sprayed mortar.
  • Work early in the day to ensure that the material works well.
  • Respect the amount of resin indicated in the technical data sheet of each product.
  • Apply sealant to prevent the microcement from becoming unprotected and to ensure better cleaning.
  • Let the application dry for 5 days before filling the pool with water.If this drying time is not respected, stains may appear and damage the microcement lining.

Types of microcement pools

Adding details to everything that surrounds microcement pools is an excellent way to enhance the decorative coating even more. The design, layout and decoration of the spaces are elements that should be taken care of to give added value to each project.

All these aspects change depending on the type of pool we want for our house. In Luxury Concrete we are aware that the shape and style we give to the pool are very important details. Below, we present different types of microcement pools.

Classic microcement swimming pool

Microcement pools in a more classic style are seductive due to the softness they transmit. The most common are those with rounded and oval shapes. It is a type of pool that harmoniously coexists with the exteriors of any luxury home.

Microcement in the swimming pool and minimalism

The combination of luxury and minimalism is an excellent choice for microcement pools. The rectangular shape, the absence of steps and the reduced size make up the elements of this type of pool. It is a good way to enjoy continuity and to integrate the garden with the home.

You don't need a lot of space to create a spectacular place with a minimalist style microcement pool. And we can still add light under the water to project the beauty of the finishes. It is an excellent way to create an idyllic atmosphere and highlight the garden areas of the house.

Natural microcement swimming pool

Getting microcement pools to connect with natural spaces is a challenge when it comes to renovating or transforming the outdoor spaces of a home. The connection of the cladding with the environment translates into incredible scenes where the microcement takes centre stage amidst atmospheres that inspire peace.

Microcement in above-ground pools

Rectangular, with simple lines and creating the sensation of being in a space without divisions. Microcement pools at ground level meet these characteristics to perfection. This option is perfect if we do not have too much land or if we are not going to make too much use of it. It is the best way to mix luxury, simplicity and practicality.

Transparent microcement pools

Dream swimming pools stand out for their use of white and minimalism, but especially for their transparency. A good proposal is to coat the microcement pool in white, creating a striking effect. This aesthetic choice translates into a tone that invites you to bathe, with a feeling of calm.

If you are looking for a designer pool that provides elegance and helps to blend in with its surroundings, microcement pools are the perfect choice. You will create an ideal atmosphere to enjoy both summer nights and the rest of the year.