Travertine or Limestone…..Perfect for Salt Water & Chlorine Pools & Driveways….Truth or Myth?
Truth! Travertine or Limestone, the intelligent choice for pools, driveways
Travertine and limestone are pure calcium carbonate materials – they both “lack any significant quantity of naturally occurring metals”, unlike most other natural stone materials which tend to have significant quantities of metal in the form of Silica or Iron Oxide (like granite, sandstone and quartzite). Even concrete is very high in naturally occurring metal content (silica). So, for the perfect exterior natural stone, both travertine or limestone are perfect for pools, patios, walkways, driveways, etc. because they DO NOT react to salt because they lack any significant quantity of naturally occurring metals. And, an added benefit of travertine or limestone is that they DO NOT GET HOT even in direct sunlight!