The Pros And Cons Of A Concrete Pool

The Pros And Cons Of A Concrete Pool

As with any major decision that you have to make, it is likely to be made by you weighing up all of the positives against the negatives. That is exactly what happens when most people are deciding if they should install a concrete pool or not.

Landscaping Sydney tell us – Having a concrete pool installed has many advantages but before you can benefit from them you have to have it installed first. That is only going to happen if you are satisfied that it is the right thing to do. So, if you are still weighing up the merits of a concrete pool, let us try to help you somewhat by highlighting some of the most important pros and cons of a concrete pool.



With a concrete pool, there is nothing which is pre-fabricated, unlike Fibre glass pools, so you can make your concrete pool as large as you want. The main caveat to that is that you are obviously limited by the boundaries of your property, but within that, you can make your concrete pool any size you want, be it large or small.

Design Options

Again, there are no pre-made pool shapes so when it comes to the planning of your concrete pool it is up to you what shape you have it made. It could be square, rectangular, circular, or a custom shape, and in addition, if you want it on multiple levels with large steps for example, then that can be included in the design too.


With the floor and the walls of a concrete pool being the main surfaces you will see, you will have choices here with regards to any designs and colours you want to include. You might stick with the usual white or blue, but if you really want your pool to stand out from the norm then your pool installer will advise what other colours and designs are available.


One of the most impressive aspects of a concrete pool is how long it will last. We are talking decades, so it is something that is going to bring you and your family pleasure for years to come. In addition, it is a long-term investment, which you will read more about in the next section.

Property Value Increases

We mentioned that due to its longevity a concrete pool is a long-term investment, although it need not be many years until that comes to fruition. A concrete pool will add value to a property almost immediately, and if it so happens that you choose to sell your home in the next few years it will certainly increase the asking, price, and hopefully increase the chances of it selling quickly.


Initial Costs

There is no getting away from the fact that the installation of a concrete pool has a high initial cost running into many tens of thousands of dollars. You may see a return of that in the value of your house going up, although that does not come back to you unless you sell your property.

Long Install Time

The installation of a concrete pool is not a one or even a two-week job. Depending on the size and the complexity of the design, it can take several months given the amount of excavation required with the curing process also taking  a few weeks too.

High Maintenance

Concrete pools need a significant amount of maintenance and should be cleaned every week to ensure algae does not start to grow. Other maintenance includes brushing the surfaces and checking the water’s pH levels.