Known for its dependability, gunite is a concrete blend of sand, cement, and water applied through a high-pressure hose. Once it cures, gunite becomes rock hard and very thick. Fiberglass and vinyl liner pools have quick installation and lower initial cost. But when it comes to the finished product, many prefer the durability of gunite.
A Firm Foundation
A gunite pool is ideal due to its incredible design versatility. Gunite lasts the longest of all in-ground pools and usually has the best warranties. They don’t require wooden frameworks to hold the shape, so construction is easier than standard concrete. They can withstand a lot of stress and pressure, ensuring your pool and property are protected from damage.
Never entirely stable, soil under and around your pool will contract and expand over time. This means that your pool must be able to settle slightly without cracking. Gunite pools have the advantage of being both durable and flexible.
Gunite pools come in any shape or size. This reduces the impact on landscape by allowing you to create a shape that fits within your existing space. With the popularity of free-form pools, gunite is a natural favorite. Gunite pools are designed and built on site, so the design possibilities are endless.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing a Gunite pool. You can get creative with custom features. Underwater bar stools, tanning ledges, or waterfalls are easy to add. There are many options to customize your gunite plaster finish. You can choose material created from pebbles or glass for a high-end look, or opt for something more unique.
Perks of a Gunite Pool
With resilience and flexibility, gunite pools provide unbeatable value. Every type of pool has pros and cons, so it’s important to weigh your options. If durability is your main concern, gunite might be the best option. Don’t wait for warm weather to think about creating your own backyard oasis, get started now.
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