If you’ve started your research on in ground swimming pools, you’re probably familiar with the basic varieties: concrete pools, fiberglass pools and vinyl pools. But as you dig deeper, you might start seeing one term that isn’t in your pool vocabulary yet: gunite pools.
The difference between a gunite pool and a concrete pool is one of the most frequently asked questions that the team at Anthony & Sylvan receives from potential pool owners.
Read on to learn more about gunite pools, and find out how the Anthony & Sylvan team uses gunite pools to make backyards a paradise.
What Is a Gunite Pool?
Gunite, typically used to describe dry shotcrete, is a specific type of concrete mix that is often used in swimming pool construction. Unlike the old school “cast-in-place” concrete application method, gunite is applied pneumatically with the use of a pump, hose, and a specially-designed nozzle. This method of free form application is used to create strong, watertight structures of any shape or size.
The gunite mixture of cement and aggregate is combined with water moments before it is applied to the steel frame of the swimming pool. The end result of this unique process is a highly durable, watertight pool that will last for years to come.
Does Anthony & Sylvan Use Gunite pools?
Because our concrete pools are built to last a lifetime, the gunite application process is one of the methods used by our Anthony & Sylvan pool builders. The gunite application results in a strong and watertight pool.
What Are the Advantages of Gunite Pools?
For those looking for a truly unique pool design, gunite is often the top choice. Other pool types, such as fiberglass or vinyl, can be restricted by their structural design and limited options, which does not allow for as much flexibility when it comes to customization. Gunite pools can be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’re free to create the pool that you’ve always wanted without compromise.
Because gunite pools have a smooth surface, they can be finished with a large variety of pool plasters including white marble plaster and beautiful pebble finishes, giving your pool a completely customized look from inside out.
Ready to Design Your Gunite Pool?
If you’re ready to take the plunge and start designing your dream pool, you’ve come to the right place. Anthony & Sylvan Pools has over 75 years of experience in pool building, and all of our stunning gunite pools come with a Lifetime Structural Warranty.*
Schedule a consultation with a dedicated gunite pool Design Consultant, and discover how flexible and beautiful a gunite concrete pool can be!
* Subject to certain limitations, terms and conditions. Discuss with Design Consultant for details.