Microcement pools, the best possible option

When we talk about swimming pools, the market offers nearly infinite alternatives depending on the design, size, and budget. But not all offer the benefits of the microcement pools, which for a few years now have been established as the capital letter alternative to traditional concrete pools.

Pools with microcement are on the rise, and it's no wonder. A material that combines aesthetics and functionality to offer a dream pool that does not require works that are prolonged over time or high costs.

White microcement pool in Sardinera Project.
Image of Casa Sardinera and its Topciment microcement pool.

Microcement pools: Why are they so popular?

Microcement is a decorative coating that triumphs in interior decoration and, increasingly, in outdoor spaces such as facades and terraces. With a thickness between 2 and 3 mm, it stands out for its elasticity, continuity, resistance and ability to be applied on any surface.

Qualities taken to the maximum power in the case of microcement pools, which have gradually been displacing built-in pools such as concrete pools, stainless steel pools, sand pools or gresite pools, among others.

If you want to know more about microcement pools, you have to keep reading. When you know all the advantages of this innovative material, you will be captivated.

1. Microcement pools: suitable for new and old pools

Whether you're planning to build a pool from scratch or completely renovate an existing pool, microcement is the decorative solution you need and you don't know it yet.

One of the peculiarities of this innovative material that make it an all-terrain coating, is precisely its compatibility with numerous materials such as concrete, gresite, terrazzo, brick, tiles, etc. It will be enough to level and repair the support if necessary and apply the microcement on it. In this way, you can say goodbye to your old pool and quickly welcome the new microcement pool.

If on the other hand you want to build a microcement pool from scratch, it can also be done. In both cases the result will be the same thanks to its versatility: a quick transformation of the space, savings in labour and a spectacular aesthetic. A pool worthy of luxury magazines.

microcement pool jacuzzi
White microcement pool with a jacuzzi area.

2. Slips have no place on the crown and edges of microcement pools

When building a pool, it is essential to opt for a material that prevents the dreaded slips and falls that, unfortunately, become more often than we would like the real protagonists of the summer season.

A problem that disappears by applying microcement to the crown and edges of the pool, as it is a coating that provides a non-slip finish. Undoubtedly one of the great added values of microcement pools, to which we must also add its waterproof finish.

3. Microcement pools provide continuity in design

Another great virtue of microcement pools is the uniformity it offers by not having joints. As no division is seen, the pool can be perfectly integrated with the environment and exude not only a visual continuity, but also a sense of calm and relaxation. An added factor that also contributes to a feeling of greater spaciousness.

Topciment wood microcement pool
Dream microcement pool combined with wooden slats

4. Minimal cleaning and maintenance in microcement pools

In conventional pool designs where tile predominates, a lot of dirt and mold accumulates in the joints. Microcement, having no joints and being a continuous surface, does not have small cracks that allow the accumulation of dirt.

The low maintenance and cleaning required by microcement pools, you won't find in other types of pools. Not only because of the absence of joints, but also because it does not require as demanding care as other materials.

5. Unlimited customization in microcement pools

Microcement pools can be customized to exhaustion through the chosen color and finish, as well as the shape of the pool. Rectangular microcement pools, semicircular, with rounded edges or straighter, in which they incorporate other elements such as a jacuzzi area or a waterfall, etc. The limit is up to you!

Without losing sight of the fact that microcement combines with all types of materials, so it integrates into any style. In this way, a microcement pool can be created and also coat the crown and use another material such as wood in the surrounding area, for example.

6. Microcement pools: a matter of durability

The profusion of microcement pools has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to enviable properties, mostly previously mentioned, to which we must add its great durability.

double height gray microcement pool
Double-height gray microcement pool. Not everything is going to be white.

White microcement pool, a plus of character

The wide range of colours allows for the creation of all types of microcement pools, however those with a marked minimalist and avant-garde character take all the recognition. And if there is a colour that represents this style, it is white, for which there are plenty of reasons to love it.

That's why white microcement pools triumph over the others. The mosaic achieved thanks to the contrast with the blue of the pool water produces a relaxing effect, worthy of hotels and spas. A colour that works wonders in very sunny areas like the terrace, achieving a strong contrast between the elements inside and around the pool coated with microcement.

How much does a microcement pool cost?

Applying microcement in swimming pools is a more complex method than coating other surfaces such as walls or floors, for example. A product that needs to be very well known and whose work falls on a highly experienced professional to execute the project successfully. All of this makes the cost of a microcement swimming pool potentially higher than microcement floors or walls.

However, the rest of the factors to consider for the price of a microcement pool are the same: type of microcement, m2 of the future pool, labor, etc. As a general rule, a pool with microcement costs between 80 and 100 euros per square meter.

microcement infinity pool style swimming pool
Infinity Pool style white microcement pool with privileged sea views.

How to make a microcement pool?

The first thing to do before applying microcement, is to make sure that the support has no defects, is clean and free of dirt. And in the event that it was necessary, it would have to be vacuumed to make it perfect. Once this is done, to make a microcement pool, the following steps must be taken into account.

1. Apply a layer of resin with a roller (we recommend our acrylic and water-based Acricem resin). Let it act for at least 30 minutes so that the surface is dry.

2. Apply four coats of specific microcement for swimming pools, as using a microcement that does not guarantee optimal resistances could end up being fatal for our interests. We advise two coats of Atlanttic Aquaciment XL, which will serve as the base microcement for the future microcement swimming pool, and then another two layers of Atlanttic Aquaciment M (finishing microcement).

3. After each layer of microcement, it must be left to dry for 24 hours and sanded with 40 grain.

4. Apply two coats of a special sealer for microcement pools such as Presealer, which automatically waterproofs the support. You will need to leave approximately 4 hours of drying time between coats.

5. Lastly and very importantly. Before filling the microcement pool with water, you should leave about five days of margin.

microcement pool Carmen House
White microcement pool of the Carmen House residence.

Create your microcement pool with Atlanttic

At Topciment, we have been manufacturing all kinds of decorative solutions for over 15 years. Among them, there is Atlanttic, our two-component microcement specifically developed for swimming poolsy otros espacios en contacto con el agua como fuentes o estanques.

With Atlanttic, the applicator will create a design microcement pool that guarantees all the previously described benefits. A continuous pool, without cracks and very durable over time, which also provides waterproof and non-slip finishes.

A product that offers the professional extraordinary workability of the material as well as high adherence to the support that is going to be coated. However, the great value of Atlanttic for creating microcement pools lies in its latest generation formula that activates 100% of the cement.

A factor that substantially increases the resistance of Atlanttic in immersion, therefore it can be used not only in the crown and edges of the future microcement pool, but also in the vessels and interior of it.

Having a pool is one of the most common desires, but having a microcement pool with Atlanttic is undoubtedly a dream.