GUNITE (CONCRETE) POOLS
Gunite pools are the most flexible pool types in terms of design. Gunite pools are often seen in commercial applications. Many private homeowners, however, also choose gunite pools for their flexibility since they can be built in any shape. Gunite pools can be designed to fit into irregular spaces and reflect the style of your home. From traditional to free form, the options are limited only by your imagination. These are permanent, reinforced pools finished with concrete and plaster. A wide variety of special options such as waterfalls, custom steps and beach entries can easily be added to complement these high-quality pools. Gunite pool owners can also choose from many plaster finishes or pebble applications, allowing for maximum creativity. The high quality of these pools can put them in the higher price range.
A variety of selections are available, including white plaster, colored plaster, painting, pebble, quartz or glass bead finishes. Whatever you choose, the results will add to the overall beauty of your pool.
Decking & Coping
Your decking choices are unlimited – wood-grain composite, stained concrete, stamped concrete, natural stone, cool deck (coating, colored/textured), deck pavers or tile. Edges that blend from the deck into your pool are most frequently used. Whatever material you choose, the end result will be an attractive, comfortable outdoor space that complements your home.
Upgrades & Accessories
It is generally more cost effective to plan the features you desire at the time of initial construction and installation. However, many features can be added after installation. Consider including spillover or island spas, rock or step waterfalls, interior finishes and colors, accent medallions, laminar jets, rain showers, sheer curtains, misters, lighting effects and pool heaters. You can also accessorize your poolscape with volleyball and basketball setups, backyard grills, fire pits, slides, loungers, pool covers and outdoor furniture.
It’s not paradise until it’s finished. You should expect your backyard to be “visually unpleasant” and somewhat messy during the installation process. Expect a gunite installation to take between 8 and 12 weeks.