Struggles With Salt
Many individuals (especially homeowners) are not aware of the fact that the surface of concrete pools are highly sensitive to wear and tear when exposed to salt. This is something you should take note of. Another thing to consider is that saltwater pools are abundant all over (you can determine this if you use a salt chlorine generator in your pool). If it is like that you will need to redo the pool sooner than expected.
Irregularities on the Surface
Have you ever played softball in a concrete pool? If you have, then you will understand what we mean by bumps on the surface. This is because, concrete swimming pools are known to be rough, and the more they age, the tougher or sturdier they become which is a key reason why Injuries are common in this type of pools.
Resurfacing or Recurring
This part is similar to the first issue on the list. But the thing is, not so many first-time pool owners are fully aware of what they are getting into. When you are going for a concrete pool, keep in mind that there will be a need for you to revisit it in the near future. Which is why you should get a warranty in paper from a pool installer about the surface of your pool before starting the structure.
Concrete swimming pools often take weeks or even months to install, depending on your budget, schedule or quality as some the case may be. If you plan on installing a concrete pool in your backyard, consider having a written contract with the pool installer to know how long it will take to complete the project.
Concrete pools are difficult to maintain because they require plenty of calcium to keep clean, as well as a lot of brushing and acid washing. With vinyl and fiberglass, you hardly have to worry about the calcium levels, but this isn't the case with concrete pools. With concrete pools, the water level starts to diminish if there isn't enough calcium in it.
It is important that you judiciously put the above five problems into consideration as you make the decision to install a concrete pool. Do not allow these problems discourage you from installing a concrete pool as concrete pools also have many pros.