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What Is A Gunite Swimming Pool?

What Is A Gunite Swimming Pool?

In simple terms, a gunite swimming pool is a concrete pool that has been built with pneumatically placed concrete (applied under pressure). When we say gunite, we’re referring to a combination of cement, aggregate, and water. In this article we’ll provide more detail about gunite and why it’s the popular choice among swimming pool contractors.

About Gunite

Gunite has been used in the construction industry since the early 1900’s, having been utilized in the construction of tunnels, bridges and the like. The high pressure application results in a concrete product that’s not only superior in strength to poured in place concrete but also is watertight.

Given this unique method of placement, gunite swimming pools can be constructed in virtually any shape and size. The concrete can be applied horizontally, vertically, or even upward to form a ceiling when desired, permitting the creation of caves and waterfalls.

The versatility and durability of gunite makes it the concrete application of choice for 80% of all swimming pool contractors today.

Building a Gunite Swimming Pool

We thought it’d also be helpful to explain our process for building a gunite pool. At a high level, the process goes as follows:

  1. place outer forms
  2. excavate the area where the pool is to be built
  3. install a gridwork of steel
  4. apply gunite around the steel under high pressure
  5. We hope that this article provided you more information about gunite pools. Please feel free to ask any additional questions by leaving a comment below.

As we are in the process of buying a new home, we visited the showroom of Pool Builders on Orange Drive. Their showroom is amazing as they have a complete and operational pool in the showroom. Even more incredible was the amount of time that their representative, John, spent explaining all of the different features and options. John was very knowledgeable on all aspects concerning an outside pool and willing to share his expertise. Thanks so much and great customer service!
john wright
john wright
12:41 03 Nov 18
Amazing help and a beautiful pool! My friend had two pools built over 20 years ago in both of their homes and the quality is outstanding! I wouldn't go with anyone else! Everyone I worked with was wonderful-especially John DelRe and Lori.They were always available - answering all my questions in a quick and professional manner. Everyone makes you feel like family! ♡♡♡
Virginia Maskell
Virginia Maskell
00:14 18 Sep 18
Excellent experience! Every step of the way was communicated clearly so we knew what to expect. From the showroom demo with John DelRe to dealing with the office itself and sub-contractors, this is a professional team! I would recommend this to friends and family...and will as soon as I can!
Carlie Sena
Carlie Sena
20:47 08 Nov 18
We are extremely happy with our pool from Pool Builders. Our sales person, Luis Motta, was fantastic and designed something we love. The whole process was smooth from start to finish and they kept us updated at every stage of the build. We recommend them to everyone we know looking to build a pool. A+ service and quality!
Megan Visagie
Megan Visagie
17:22 17 Sep 18


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