Choose The Right Finish For Your Hot Tub Or Pool

Posted on: 13 February 2019


Congratulations on the decision to build a new hot tub or swimming pool! You have made the choice to embark on an investment for your home and for fitness and fun for your family. One of the biggest decisions you make for your inground swimming pool or hot tub will be the type of material you want it to be made of. The sooner you make the decision, the sooner construction can get started.

With this guide, you can make a better decision for the material you want your swimming pool or hot tub to be made of.


Vinyl is a popular option for hot tubs and swimming pools, typically because it is so cost-effective. Additionally, vinyl is a good choice if you live where it gets cold in the winters because you can use a chlorine-free shock to help through the harsh season. On the other hand, you may realize that you need to replace the replacement after a long period of use. Additionally, vinyl can scratch relatively easily compared to other options, perhaps requiring professional repair.


Fiberglass is not necessarily the most versatile of the pool and hot tub options, but it is cost-effective and quick to install. While fiberglass is typically not as cheap as vinyl, its quality is typically very desirable. Fiberglass is not the most durable option either, but it does provide a finished look that may appear more professional to those who are looking for a more formal look for their hot tub or swimming pool.


Concrete swimming pool and hot tub options include gunite and shotcrete. For inground options, concrete is the best quality, though it does come with a higher price tag. Of all your finish choices, concrete is the longest lasting option. Concrete is also the most flexible option, which may not be obvious to every person buying a pool or tub. Your contractor can use concrete with any style of pool or hot tub, even if you select a free form shape. Concrete also allows you to decorate your hot tub or pool with cool features, including tiles that allow you to display your creativity and personality.

Armed with this information about swimming pool materials, you can make the best decision for your home and your family. Get in touch with a pool contractor today to learn more about options for your new pool or hot tub.