The NEW IMPROVED ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEXT GENERATION MODIFIED UPGRADED Concrete Pool!

While our fiberglass pools are amazing in strength and perfect for many backyards, we have received numerous requests for swimming pools that offer more customization options, thus encouraging us to further explore the world of ICF swimming pools.

Aside from faster installation and more energy efficiency, the most exciting concept behind building ICF pools is that the sky is the limit as far as customized designs, with a plethora of colors to choose from. From swim-up bars and stools, to tanning ledges and beach entry steps, now, we can make your backyard dream a reality!

What is an ICF Pool?

After extensive research, we have decided to offer ICF concrete swimming pools manufactured by BuildBlock Building Systems. These pools are constructed with pre-shaped, insulated forms which allow us to build your pool within a compressed timeline. ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) pools are the new and improved version of gunite swimming pools, offering the same custom shapes and design options as traditional gunite, but with even more bells and whistles!

  • Continuous insulation reduces heat loss & helps stabilize pool temperatures
  • Reduced energy costs by up to 60%
  • Faster installation time / reduced construction times
  • Stronger – can withstand external pressure better than gunite
  • More durable with better repair costs/ability; mold-resistant
  • Environment-friendly incorporating low-waste materials
  • Extend your swimming pool season

Why Choose ICF ?

POOLS & SO MUCH MORE!

Pools by DC Design offers more than just ICF swimming pools, with the ability to create a complete backyard paradise, from ICF and fiberglass pools to outdoor living and entertainment. Our sister company, DC Design Concrete is a premier home improvement contractor out of Corpus Christi, Texas, and an expert at designing gorgeous custom decking and decorative concrete.

CHECK OUT OUR LINE OF BARRIER REEF FIBERGLASS POOLS!

Barrier Reef fiberglass pools, which include a diverse range of design shapes, unique features, and eye-catching colors, are manufactured using the most durable, high-quality materials in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, backed by one of the best manufacturer warranties available on the market.
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Unlike traditional gunite pools that usually take many months to build, ICF pools can be build in a matter of weeks, using high-quality, durable, materials, and available within a shorter lead time.

Custom features can be added, and the pool shapes can be creatively configured to fit within non-standard lot sizes. Additional benefits include amazing energy efficiency, compressed construction times, and a smooth, consistent wall finish for pools.

ICF swimming pools can add greater long-term cost savings. It is calculated that up to 80% of a pool’s heat is lost through the sides and bottom of the pool due to the fact that the ground conducts heat far more efficiently than air does. This means significant cost savings when using your heater or heat pump. Even without a heater or heat pump, an ICF pool can extend your swimming season by maintaining warmer water temperatures in both spring and fall seasons.

ICF Pool Installation Process

Step 1: EXCAVATE
First step in building an ICF pool is excavation - we dig a hole for the ICF pool according to customer's design specifications
Step 2: LAY BACKFILL
Line excavated hole with gravel backfill & set elevations
Step 3: STEEL REINFORCEMENTS
Steel reinforcements (rebar) and bracing are added vertically and horizontally along pool walls and floor
Step 4: STACK ICF
Stack ICF blocks to create pool walls
Step 5: POUR CONCRETE
Pour concrete walls and floor in monolithic pour using high-quality, durable concrete mixture
Step 6: CUSTOMIZE DESIGN
Customize interior of pool with exciting and unique features, such as steps, benches, lounge areas, swim-up bar, stools, beach entry steps, and more!
Step 7: APPLY BASE COAT
Apply base coat to add rigidity and durability the the structural shell of the pool
Step 8: APPLY POOL PLASTER COLOR
Upon completion of construction, Sider-Crete roll-on plaster color is applied to the inside walls and floor of pool
WELCOME TO PARADISE!
Nothing to do except relax and swim...
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Sider-Crete Finishes

Sider-Crete’s color finishes are cement-based, polymer modified swimming pool plasters designed to work well with many materials, including ICFs. This mixture is designed to coat and waterproof ICF pools, waterfalls, fountains, and ponds. This product is not a pool paint but a true cement-based swimming pool plaster and resurfacing coating that allows for quick applications and repairs. 

SOLID COLOR FINISHES

Sider-Crete Caribbean Blue - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
CARIBBEAN BLUE
Sider-Crete Ocean Cove - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
OCEAN COVE
Sider-Crete Navy Blue - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
NAVY BLUE
Sider-Crete Cyan - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
CYAN
Sider-Crete Deep Grey - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
DEEP GREY
Sider-Crete Concrete Grey - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
CONCRETE GREY
Sider-Crete Plaster White - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
PLASTER WHITE
Sider-Crete Desert Sand - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
DESERT SAND

SPECKLED POOL FINISHES

Sider-Crete Speckled Glacier - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
SPECKLED GLACIER
Sider-Crete Speckled Cobalt - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
SPECKLED COBALT
Sider-Crete Speckled Black - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
SPECKLED BLACK
Sider-Crete Speckled Blue - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
SPECKLED BLUE
Sider-Crete Speckled Mojave - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
SPECKLED MOJAVE
Sider-Crete Speckled Onyx - Roll-on plaster pool color for ICF pools
SPECKLED ONYX

***Colors are displayed when dry. Once submerged underwater, colors will darken. Final color of installed materials may vary from these screen samples due to variations in computer monitor, printer, application tools & techniques, weather and lighting conditions and other factors beyond the control of the manufacturer. Pools by DC Design and Sider-Crete, Inc. assume no liability for variations caused by conditions beyond its control.

Ready to begin your journey to paradise?

Contact us today and get a free quote. We are excited to help you get there!