Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Pools
Getting the most splash for your cash
ICF swimming pools are faster and less expensive to build and offer far greater savings in return. Insulated concrete walls prevent more than 60% of the heat loss of the pool, extending your swimming season while saving you money.
Insulating Concrete Forms are one of the most versatile building products on the market. While ICFs are more frequently used for many structures including homes and commercial buildings, they are growing in popularity for building swimming pools because of their versatility, construction advantages, and end-user benefits.Learn more
What are Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)?
ICFs are two foam panels connected by plastic webs or ties that join the panels, provide placement options for securing rebar, and form insulated studs
Filled with concrete and left in place they provide extremely high-density insulation and air-tight sound-proof walls that are resist high-wind speed and other natural disasters while reducing energy-use more than 60%. ICFs designed to create the strongest structure, create less waste, and install faster than other blocks on the market. ICFs are measured based on the concrete core width.
ICF Radius Forms
Radius forms are also available making it easy to form any shape
These forms are designed to ease construction of energy-efficient ICF pools, southwest style homes, bay windows, circular staircases, and provide options when designing unique areas in ICF homes.
Learn more about Insulating Concrete Forms and ICF construction for residential and commercial projects at BuildBlock's website.
ICF Pool Advantages
Building with ICFs gives you advantages that you wouldn't have otherwise
Preassembled, Light-Weight, and Easy-to-Use
Stackable for Secure Placement
Environmentally Friendly, Low Waste Material
Easily Adaptable for Any Design
More Consistent Wall Finish
Easier, faster, and more efficient way to build
ICF construction is an easier, faster process than traditional pool construction methods. Both Contractors and DIY Builders will appreciate the simplicity of building with ICFs.
ICFs are easy to modify and come in radius forms so that you can build any shape. Standard pool components such as skimmers, electrical, plumbing, waterproofing, and finishes can all be easily integrated into an ICF pool. Other specialty pools such as swim-in-place, diving, or other water features are easily built.
More comfort and reduced energy costs
ICFs are made using highly-insulating EPS foam surrounding reinforced concrete to create superior performing pools that save you money and outlast other forms of construction.
ICF swimming pools are not only easier, faster, and more cost-effective to build, but the insulating foam prevents more than 60% of the heat loss of the pool. Better energy-efficiency means it’s much cheaper to heat your pool and maintain a comfortable temperature, all while increasing the length of the pool season.
Stronger, more durable, and longer lasting
Swimming pools made with ICFs are built to last. ICF walls have been proven to withstand damage from fire, high-winds, impact, and earthquakes. The steel reinforced concrete surrounded by EPS foam creates strong structural wall that will out-perform other pool construction methods and materials. Finished with BuildCrete Pool plaster, this superior finishing system delivers a long-lasting pool finish outlasting other finishes.
An ICF pool is built with with strength, ensuring it can be enjoyed for generations to come.