Brushed Concrete

Brushed Concrete Around Pool - Good Idea? How Does It Look?

Deciding on the material for your pool’s surrounds can be complicated. Because a wide variety of choices are available, it can be hard to determine which will work best for your situation in terms of appearance, upkeep, and initial costs.

One popular option is brushed concrete, but how does it compare to other coping materials?

In this article, we will discuss what brushed concrete is, how it looks as pool surrounds, and how much you can expect to pay for brushed concrete pool coping per metre.

What Is Brushed Concrete?

Brushed concrete refers to concrete that has been poured and then brushed to create a grooved texture. It typically has a more rough finish than stamped or stencil concrete, which works great to prevent falls around the pool when the surface gets wet.

This type of concrete is one of the most long-lasting outdoor surfaces. It is a great option for those seeking low-maintenance pool landscaping design because it does not require regular maintenance of any kind and can last for 30-40 years.

Does Brushed Concrete Look Good As Pool Surrounds?

Brushed concrete looks nice as pool surrounds, but it can be a bit plain. This works great if you’re going for a minimalist outdoor space, but you may need to incorporate other features such as potted plants if you want to create a more personalised landscape.

In its original state, brushed concrete is rough, so this can often be of concern to prospective pool owners. In reality, rough concrete such as brushed concrete provides just the right amount of grip to prevent falls while also not being too rough on feet.

Cost Of Brushed Concrete Pools Surrounds

Brushed concrete costs about $100-150 per square metre. Your pool’s surrounds should be at least two metres wide on each side of the pool where space is available.

Overall, the cost of having brushed concrete surrounds installed for an average-sized pool of 6 x 3 metres would cost around $4,000-$6,600+.


Brushed concrete makes a reliable and long lasting option for your pool’s surrounds. This paving method is great for those seeking a long-lasting, upkeep-free experience with their choice of coping.

Still wondering if brushed concrete pool surrounds will fit well with your pool? Get in touch with us with any questions you may have, we’d love to help you out!

Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.