Waterproof Ceiling Solutions: Benefits for Indoor Swimming Pools
Benefits of a Waterproof Ceiling for Indoor Pool Spaces
The Need for a Waterproof Ceiling in Indoor Swimming Pools
Any room with water is a room where humidity levels are higher than in the rest of the property. That’s why a waterproof ceiling is the best existing solution. In your bathroom or pool, it’s easy to see the effects of this humidity because the water is warm, and steam forms very quickly.
However, you may not notice the increased humidity in your indoor swimming pool area. This is because the water is not usually as warm as your shower water, and the room is also larger. That said, just because you don’t notice it, it does not mean that it’s not there! It does not take long for water particles to fill the air and begin to line various surfaces.
That’s where a waterproof ceiling comes in as the perfect solution. Indoor swimming pool ceiling material has a naturally non-porous membrane. This makes it resistant to humidity and water damage.
Advantages of Using Stretch Ceilings for Pools
It’s a good idea to invest in a ceiling that will not be affected by water or high levels of humidity. PVC stretch ceilings are designed to resist water and moisture, making them just what you need to keep water away from your drywall.
Easy to Install and Maintain
Stretch ceilings repel water as well as odors, and they do not require special care or maintenance. Unlike conventional ceilings, you will not need to paint regularly just to keep them looking good.
Stretch ceilings are available in a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes, allowing homeowners and businesses to choose a design that complements their décor and style. They can also be customized to create a unique look that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Stretch ceilings are also reflective, which can help to improve the lighting in the pool area, creating a brighter and more inviting space. They can also create a variety of lighting effects to enhance the ambiance of the space.
Comparison with Traditional Ceiling Options
Prone to Damage
Traditional ceiling options such as plaster or tiles are often less waterproof than stretch ceilings and can be prone to cracking and leaking.
The greater the level of humidity in a room, the greater the amount of condensation. When water condenses on the ceiling, it can pass through the paint, reaching the drywall underneath. When this occurs, a layer of water can form between the drywall and the paint. This means that the paint is no longer stuck to the drywall, and you will notice bubbles in the paint.
Bubbling paint can eventually start to crack and fall from the ceiling. If the affected area is directly above your pool, you could end up with a fair bit of paint flakes in the pool too. Not to mention the dust in the air, which can have negative effects if inhaled.
Bubbling paint can also be an indication that mildew could be growing somewhere in the room. Where there is humidity, mold, and mildew thrive! Mold is not only unsightly, but it also carries a number of health risks depending on the type of mold.
Traditional ceilings can be more difficult and time-consuming to install than stretch ceilings, often requiring specialist labor and equipment. Unlike waterproof ceilings, they often require the use of scaffolding or other heavy tools, which can be difficult to maneuver in tight spaces such as indoor pool areas.
Less Aesthetically Pleasing
Traditional ceilings can be less aesthetically pleasing than stretch ceilings, with limited design options. For instance, traditional ceilings have a plain, uninteresting appearance, often interrupted by visible seams and joints. In comparison, a waterproof ceiling is available in a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes, which allows for more customization and personalization of the indoor pool area’s appearance.
For this reason, there are a number of steps that property owners should take in order to keep their indoor swimming areas safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing.
Firstly, ventilation is essential. A properly ventilated pool area allows excess moisture to escape much like steam out the bathroom window. During the summer, you might like to keep your windows open all day. In the winter, however, it’s often best to ventilate properly in the morning by opening all windows (and doors, if possible). The faster the old air filters out, the sooner fresh air can come in. By doing so quickly, you will not cause the walls of the room to become cold. This will allow the room to heat up again much faster than if you ventilated slowly over several hours.
Cleaning is another important aspect. While you’re at it, make sure that you keep pool furniture at a minimum. This allows better airflow around the furniture and decreases the chances of mold developing. Mold loves corners, so be sure to move any furniture when cleaning and use a suitable mold cleaner to get rid of any spores.
Choosing a Waterproof Ceiling for Your Indoor Swimming Pool
Whether you are a homeowner or a commercial property owner, AV Style can help you create a beautiful swimming pool ceiling system that will last for years to come. Our team of professionals is committed to providing exceptional customer service. We work closely with you throughout the entire installation process to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final result.