5 Facts about Gunite Pools

Have you considered installing a new inground pool for your family to use throughout the summer? There is a great deal of information about pools, including the well-liked gunite pools. A gunite pool construction is a fantastic option if you want a pool that will survive for many years. It is also resistant to various climates and requires little care. This makes it an attractive option for households with children.

5 Facts about Gunite Pools

Gunite is a great material, especially for building steps, decks, and pools with no shape. For example, you might want your gunite pools and steps to have a smooth, curved shape. Pool professionals can decorate the pool and the steps with different kinds of natural stones or colorful pebbles. When it comes to gunite pools, one’s creativity is the only thing that can hold one back from reaching their full potential. For instance, you may want a stream pouring over rocks into your pool. You can picture yourself in a wild, remote valley without daily stresses, jobs, or worries. This can help you relax and enjoy your time more.

You can make that idea come true with the help of the builder who worked on your pool. You can create a landscape that harmonizes with the pool. After giving it some thought, sit down with your loved ones and brainstorm some ideas for the pool you have. It is a good idea to begin by having each family member list one or two things they want to have in their dream pool.

Here are some facts about gunite pools:

Gunite pools are quite durable

Gunite pools are the best option for those looking for a concrete pool. There is no sign of stress cracks because of the thick layers of concrete and rebar that serve as the foundation.

Gunite construction avoids seams, which is a major drawback of poured concrete. Imagine a seam or space in a concrete sidewalk that appears after every yard. Seams are weak spots in a swimming pool’s construction that compromise the integrity of the whole.

In the gunite method, the high-pressure spray compacts the mix so that you can get more concrete per cubic yard.


A gunite-sprayed pool will be cheaper than a larger, reinforced concrete pool. Compared to the traditional shutter-and-pour method, this method reduces the amount of time necessary to construct the pool shell and the associated costs.

This allows them to put more of their pool budget into the finish, where it can make a big difference. They will have more leeway in including furniture, tiles, stone, and lighting features.

Gunite pools are customizable

Homeowners prefer gunite pools because of the ease with which they can customize them. Installing a gunite pool allows you to express your personality through its design, as you can make it whatever size or shape you like. Since they are built entirely in your backyard, you can customize these pools to fit in with your existing landscaping.

No restrictions on depth

Depending on the construction method, there may be a limit to a pool’s depth. Concrete pools, which have solid walls made out of hollow blocks filled with concrete, are one such design.

Because of the strains of holding several tons of water and external soil pressure, pools built in this fashion have a limited vertical wall depth.

But because gunite pools are so strong when built, there are no rules about how deep they can be. Concrete and steel are no longer restricted in their structural possibilities.

Gunite pools take longer to build

You’ll need patience if you’ve decided to construct a gunite pool in your garden. But have no fear; for those who wait, the rewards are great.

A gunite pool takes at least 7 to 10 weeks to build from the beginning. This is because all the labor occurs on the property, and the concrete needs time to cure and dry between layers. This may look too much when compared to other pool options. Don’t let that delay discourage you; it gives gunite its legendary strength and longevity.

5 Facts about Gunite Pools

Yet, proper curing is essential if you want your pool to last for decades. This usually determines whether a pool will quickly deteriorate and develop cracks within a few years or will be sturdy enough to last for years.

Gunite can only properly hydrate and reach the specified compression strength after some time, and the curing process is done.


The professionals at Southern Poolscapes can create the pool of your dreams. We provide a wide range of outdoor living services and are experts in all things related to gunite pools. Thus, Southern Poolscapes has got you covered whether you want to refurbish your pool and its surrounding area or landscape the vacant space in your outdoor living space. Contact us today!

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