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Build Block Pools

Pools built with BuildBlock and BuildRadius ICFs reduce energy costs by
more than 60% and extend the pool season making your investment even better.

Most heat is lost through the sides and bottom of a pool. Use the same materials as your custom home and enjoy real savings all year.

We use a pvc liner on the ICF after we form the 8-12 concrete wall that is insulated.
  • 50%-60% reduced electrical cost per year
  • Ability to use the pool longer and/or year round due to the water being insulated and holding the tempature using the ICF-Liteform block technology
  • Pool will stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter, and a heater installation is available
  • Available as a salt water and chlorine option
  • 20 year residential warranty with the PVC liner system. No Plaster. No Draining required to replace plaster.
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How it works

Insulating Concrete Forms are one of the most versatile building products on the market. They are frequently used for many structures including homes and commercial buildings and are growing in popularity for building swimming pools. BuildBlock customers have constructed retaining walls, fences and gates, fire pits and more. One increasing request for information has been ICF swimming pools. ICFs in swimming pools not only speed construction, but the insulating foam prevents more than 80% of the heat loss of the pool. This means its much cheaper to heat your pool, but also increases the length of the pool season.

BuildCrete Pool Plaster, a Gigacrete product is perfectly suited as the waterproof coating and plaster directly applied to the EPS foam. Another full line of ICF pool construction products can be found at ICF pools are being built on many types of projects. Usually found in large custom homes, they are also found in community pools and as an energy-efficient addition to existing homes as well. ICFs primary component is EPS foam. They are easily formed into almost any shape imaginable and since they form an extremely flat and smooth wall, they are easily finished.

"The greatest cost savings, though, are long-term. Experts calculate that up to 80% of a pools 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. Considering the surface areas involved, continuous insulation is the best choice.

ICF Pool Advantages
  • Faster Construction
  • Modular, Light-weight, Easy to use.
  • Easily Shaped, Modified and Stacked.
  • Environmentally Friendly, Low Waste
  • Easy Rebar Placement
  • More consistent wall finish
Most residential swimming pools are built in conjunction with custom homes and frequently when the owners choose to build with ICFs for longevity and reduced energy costs, theyll choose an ICF pool for the same reason. This great simplifies construction and uses the same materials as their home.
Field Cut Radius
While BuildRadius is the fastest and easiest way to create curved walls for your pool, it is important to remember that field fabricated radii are also possible with all BuildBlock and BuildLock standard straight forms. View this CAD detail for specific information on how to create radius walls from straight forms or the BuildBlock Installation


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