When it comes to high-end swimming pools, nothing says luxurious like the use of natural stone. Natural stone not only perfectly suits the organic setting, it also comes in a wide array of stunning colors and textures. If you are looking to create a custom swimming pool that will not only look gorgeous but also be durable, natural stone is the way to go. To help you with your research, we’ve got four facts about natural stone for swimming pools.
If you’ve ever been to a zoo, you’ve likely seen man-made rock (sprayed concrete painted to look like rock). Once you’ve seen the real thing around a swimming pool, Natural Stone is the only way to go. We’re blessed with some of the best stone masons in the country- and they are master craftsmen at creating wonderful, one-of-a-kind pools.
One of the best and most endearing qualities of natural stone is the sheer number of choices of colors and textures available. There is no such thing as a uniform color or appearance of natural stone- this separates it from the uniformity of concrete. However, even in an ultra-modern looking pool, there are stones that will complement the style, such as Leuders Limestone. Travertine or Oklahoma Flagstone (pictured above) comes in a bounty of colors that provides nearly limitless design options.
Stone sealers are available to help protect stone from stains, and to enhance the beauty of the stone. We always recommend sealing stone to help keep it looking its best for years to come.
In ancient times, royalty used to have luxurious pools put into their homes and courtyards. These swimming pools were made out of natural stone. Most commonly, they were made out of limestone, marble, and travertine. Some of these incredible works are still around today.
This goes to show that natural stone can withstand the test of time and create strong and durable swimming pools. In ancient times, pools were made out of natural materials because of their luxurious and glossy looks. Little did they know that their pools would be around for us to admire and learn from today.