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Which is Better – a Concrete or Paver Pool Surround?

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Everyone who owns a pool eventually has to decide what type of surround to put around it. Pool surrounds can be made of various materials, with concrete and pavers being two of the most popular choices. At first glance, concrete and paver pool surrounds may look like equally good options, but there are some important differences which make one of these options stand out. Which one is it? Read on and we will show you. Paver Pool Surrounds Pavers have been around for thousands of years. Long before they were used to make pool surrounds, they paved roads in ancient…

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A Concrete Pool Surround Can Help You Beat Summer’s Heat

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Summer days in Melbourne are long, hot and sunny. Nothing is more relaxing than diving into a swimming pool to escape the heat and enjoy time with family and friends. Your swimming pool and the area around it should encourage relaxation and renewal. Installing an attractive concrete pool surround is an important part of creating a relaxing atmosphere, making the pool area an expression of yourself and transforming your pool into a work of art. Our team here at Normark specialise in laying surrounds around all types of pools, including fiberglass.  We design our pool surrounds to meet our client’s…

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Polished Concrete Surrounds for Fibreglass Swimming Pools

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Fiberglass swimming pools were designed to be affordable, attractive, safe and easy to maintain. Polished concrete makes the perfect surrounds for fiberglass swimming pools, because it shares these same characteristics. Why do we say polished concrete surrounds are affordable? Concrete is composed of three basic ingredients: water, an aggregate (such as rock, sand, or gravel) and cement. These ingredients are inexpensive and when you mix them together, they provide a hard surface which lasts for years with only minimal maintenance. Another reason concrete makes affordable pool surrounds is that it is easier to lay than tiles, travertine and other materials….

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