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Pool Surrounds

Concrete brings longevity, durabilty and good looks to the pool party. We have supplied color to hundreds of pool surrounds as coloured concrete is not directly affected by chlorine or salt water. Similarly, all the PeterFell sealers are suited for use around pools.

When specifying the PeterFell System for pool surrounds ensure particular attention is paid to texture and finish of the concrete as this will determine slip resistance critical in this environment.

PeterFell colours can also be used in the coping stones around the pool to complement (or contrast) the concrete colour. It is recommended that the coping stones are laid first and the concrete finished up to these. Contact us for a list of suppliers of coloured coping stones.

It is also possible to cantilever the concrete over the pool edge as can be seen on the right hand column of the first page of gallery above. This is only an option on concrete pools, not fibreglass. It results in a thicker edge, but be also mean faster construction and possible savings.


Pinterest? Yes, may swimming pool surround project ideas are on Pinterest:

Cost? Typical cost for a new patio is around $100-130 per square metre for a coloured, cut, grouted and sealed area. This will vary of course depending on need for a pump, size, access, concrete and colour chosen, any removal of existing areas, etc.

Slip resistance? Your contractor should ensure that the surface is sufficiently textured so there is no slip risk. If you are particularly concerned choose one of the textured or slightly textured options.

Why Concrete? Durable, beautiful, cost effective and unique - see the steps at right to discover more.

How does colour work? We use a liquid system with a high dose of Bayferrox iron oxide pigments ensuring the richest, most consistent, and durable colour on the market - don't be fooled by cheaper imitations.

Will it fade? See our full discussion on why you coloured concrete should last for generations

Protect concrete during construction/landscaping? Concrete is a porous substrate, meaning it is easily stained and marked. As the coloured concrete will be the final surface, it must be properly protected from staining and marking during construction and landscaping. Also, as the floor needs to be properly cured before sealing (at least 28 days after laying) it is recommended that concrete must be protected with polythene during any construction or landscaping. However, the polythene must also be removed at least one week, preferably much longer, prior to sealing to allow the concrete to dry completely.

Concrete vs Pavers vs Timber

Our colours can be used in both concrete and pavers - so we don't mind which you use! Remember both Concrete and Pavers can be used in the same project. On a recent job a client used Peter Fell colour in the tiles in the entrance area to the house as he preferred a more even colour, but for the back patio and around the swimming pool he used concrete with the same colour. The coping stones around the swimming pool were also made using the same colour. In this case there is a slight tonal difference in colour as the tiles and coping stones are made in a mould, but this is not usually considered a problem.