Why Should You Install an Inground Gunite Pool?

Many homeowners considering installing a pool go with a gunite pool. The adaptability and longevity of gunite pools are major factors in this. Although the steps involved in installing an inground gunite pool aren’t very complicated, the process as a whole can be puzzling to those who have never done it before. This is true for people who have never been put in a pool before.

Why Should You Install an Inground Gunite Pool?

Without a doubt, gunite pools are the most common and luxurious option for swimming. A beautiful inground gunite pool could be the perfect addition to your home. Find out more about this pool installation choice to determine whether it’s perfect for you.

The process of installing an inground gunite pool

Because of their longevity, gunite pools are the pool installation material of choice among consumers. A gunite swimming pool will often persist for many decades, if not centuries. Gunite pools can be set up in various ways, but in every case, installers will need to haul heavy machinery into the yard.

What to expect during construction

Excavation is an essential step in the construction of your inground gunite pool. During the project, your backyard will resemble a bustling construction zone. You should show up there on the day of the dig to ensure everything goes smoothly because it’s awesome to watch.

  • It is standard practice to excavate and frame the future pool site with high-strength rebar. A pool builder lays out the rebar in a grid around the pool’s perimeter to provide structural support.
  • Gunite is a high-pressure cement and sand mixture pool professionals spray over a steel rebar framework. As the pool builder sprays a thick coat of gunite around the rebar, your idea will start to come to life.
  • A skilled nozzleman uses a high-velocity spray to compact the mixture. This produces more concrete per cubic yard and a pool shell that’s both strong and long-lasting.
  • The gunite is then polished and given enough time to cure.

Benefits of an inground gunite pool

The adaptability of this pool type is one of the most significant advantages of building one. With the flexibility of an inground gunite pool, you may design a swimming area that is the right shape and size for your backyard. This allows you to add the pool to the existing environment instead of starting from scratch.


Gunite pools are more adaptable than any other kind of inground pool regarding the shape or size that can be accommodated. They can have any specific size requirement. Flexibility is nearly limitless when building this pool from scratch on the site.


When a pool builder designs and constructs it correctly, a gunite pool is the most durable and long-lasting option for an in-ground pool. Since an inground gunite pool can last a lifetime, you can update it several times with new styles and colors.


A wide variety of tile, coping, and interior finish options are available for a gunite pool. Your pool will be unique and built to your exact specifications.

How long does it take to build an inground gunite pool?

A gunite pool needs to be dug out, rebar and plumbing installed, gunite installed, tile and coping installed, a concrete deck or pavers installed, filtration equipment installed, and the interior finished.

It can take up to four to six weeks to finish constructing a gunite pool. This is because gunite needs time to cure or set. This can seem like a long period compared to other inground pool options. Gunite needs to cure properly so that it can absorb water and get to the right strength.

Possible options for gunite pools

When planning your perfect pool, you should consider many things, such as the size, how it will be used, how it will look, and more.

Infinity pools or vanishing edge pools

The water in these exotic-looking pools seemingly vanishes into the distance. The water is collected in a basin and recycled.

Automatic cleaning equipment

These work like sprinkler systems. As filtered water flows through an almost invisible pipe, it sweeps the debris off the pool floor.

Tile and pebble interiors

There are many ways to decorate the inside to match the rest of your backyard.

Why Should You Install an Inground Gunite Pool?


With this feature, you can run the pool from any device connected to the internet.

Hire Southern Poolscapes for an inground gunite pool installation.

When it comes to pool material, gunite offers a wide variety of options. Homeowners can add fantastic water elements, like seats, bar stools, sunbathing ledges, custom staircases, grottos, and waterfalls, to a pool installation.

Our pool professionals can install an inground gunite pool into any landscape. In addition, customize its design to fit the aesthetic preferences and budget of the homeowner. For this reason, a gunite pool is a top choice for many backyards. We want to ensure our customers know what to expect throughout the installation process. Because of this, we have become the go-to pool contractor. Make sure to contact us right away!

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