All About Cinder Block Plunge Pools You Need To Know
The more cement used in the concrete materials, the stronger the materials are. This includes when the concrete materials are in block forms and for building plunge pools.
Concrete blocks, or cinder block plunge pools, are other types of plunge pools that you can install for your houses. In this article, you’ll learn all about concrete block plunge pools.
Build Plunge Pools With Cinder Blocks
One of the misconceptions about cinder blocks is that these blocks are similar to building blocks. The fact is that the building blocks don’t permit any lining types, while the lining processes are important for all plunge pool types.
So, it’s possible to start any plunge pool projects with cinder blocks. With proper design plans, you can even build infinite plunge pools by using cinder blocks.
The required materials, such as excavators for digging, plasters for plastering the lines, pump and filter systems, and many more, may be similar to cement plunge pools. In the end, it’s the use of concrete blocks that make cinder block plunge pools different than other types of plunge pools.
Sealing Cinder Blocks For Plunge Pools
Even though it’s possible to build any type of plunge pool using cinder blocks, you need to remind yourself that cinder blocks are blocks that need to be sealed.
Waterproofing is the alternative name for the process of sealing cinder blocks for plunge pools. Coatings are the most important process in sealing the cinder blocks, so the materials won’t be too humid.
In doing so, you need to consider how you’ll form the bonds using the cement coatings, plasters, and adhesives, the ease of coating application on the nooks and crannies using brushes and rollers, and the appearances so your plunge pools will appear more beautiful.
Cinder Block Plunge Pools Pros
Cinder blocks, or concrete block plunge pools are the easiest plunge pools to assemble even by people who never have experience in building plunge pools for houses. The plunge pools from cinder blocks are so versatile that any designs and shapes can be made to fit with the cinder blocks.
You can even re-create the blocks by cutting them to the desired pieces. Then, you assemble the cinder blocks according to the linings and the overall design plans.
The lining materials are also highly flexible in a way that you can choose from polyesters that are reinforced with liners, tiles, or even fiberglass.
In addition to their high flexibility in design, the concrete block plunge pools also have cheaper costs of construction, even though the main materials are the same as in the cement plunge pools.
Cinder Block Plunge Pools Cons
There are two cons in the plunge pools that are made from cinder or concrete blocks that you should consider.
First, the plunge pools require quite complex steps of setting up. A set of waterproofing plaster is important before tiling the pools since the cinder blocks won’t unite if there are no applied plasters.
Second, the cinder blocks can be relatively heavy to handle for some builders, making additional tools necessary in helping to alleviate the blocks’ weights.
Cinder Block Plunge Pools Cost
Since plunge pools that are made from concrete or cinder blocks have cement as the main materials, the basic pool costs are no different than cement plunge pools.
That’s to say the costs are somewhere between $50,000-$100,000. However, unlike the cement plunge pools, you can save around $1,500-$5,000 on the service costs.
Now that you know all about cinder block plunge pools, as well as other types of plunge pools such as the DIY plunge pools or the cement plunge pools in the previous articles, you can now determine which plunge pools are more suitable for your houses’ needs.