At a quick glance it may appear that all swimming pool designs are basically the same, however, this certainly is not the case. There are many different materials and methods by which pools are constructed both inside and out.
There are various types of pool shell construction; concrete, vinyl, fiberglass or steel/aluminum or polymer walls with or without separate vinyl liners. Concrete or gunite/shotcrete pools are considered the longest lasting of the pool types. The actual structural characteristics of a gunite/shotcrete pool are professionally designed with steel reinforcing to consider soil conditions, concrete formulations and building codes. The gunite/shotcrete pool requires your pool builder to have specialized skills, equipment and methods to construct.
An experienced swimming pool builder is essential. The final result is that the professionally designed concrete or gunite/shotcrete pool will provide many years of enjoyment.
The beauty of an ALKA pool goes beyond skin deep. While your swimming pool design is of great importance the efficiency of your pool’s circulation system (hydraulics) is equally important.
The circulation system consists of a pump, filter and piping system. The choice of all three along with your heating system is a science in itself. Providing properly sized piping, pump and filter to keep the pool water sparkling and refreshing, while efficiently using the electrical energy for low-cost operation is an integral part of your builder’s planning. Establishing good hydraulics has always been a critical part of ALKA POOL’s success since the beginning. It’s not just a current fad to us.
Finishing your poolscape is where the beauty comes together with quality construction. ALKA POOL pneumatically applies the plaster finish. Whether it is a traditional white plaster or one of our many coloured or River Rock finishes we apply it pneumatically for a more consistent and denser finish. Together with tile and coping selections or options like all glass tile your finishes bring out your style and take an ordinary pool to extraordinary.