Advantages Of A Gunite Pool
Swimming Pool Construction
Gunite is a pneumatically applied concrete that is used in building swimming pools. For the past few decades, Gunite pools have been used in Olympic competitions. In fact, even the White House is fitted with one such pool.
Gunite pools lend themselves very well to free-form pools, decks and steps. Gunite is an excellent material to use in swimming pool designs that require a flowing shape with graceful curves. Natural stones and boulders may even be placed on the Gunite.
The advantages of a Gunite pool is that the home owner does not have to feel restricted to building one form of pool such as the diving pool, lap pool or the free flowing pool. Gunite can be laid to form any size and shape of swimming pool. The Gunite structure is then sealed with plaster which can be colored, mixed with color quartz crystals, and/or embedded with mosaic tiles and mini-pebbles. The concrete can then be shaped, colored or embedded with some designs.
The cost of construction for Gunite and plaster pools is more than above ground vinyl pools. The reason is not because concrete is an expensive building material to use but because the ground has to be excavated and readied for the pool.
The excavation and preparation of the ground for Gunite pools is around 3 to 4 weeks. Contractors have been recommending Gunite pools to home owners for a long time now because of the durability, structural superiority, and flexibility of the material. Gunite pools lend themselves to all designs and shapes. Also, a Gunite pool with plaster is a more eloquent and quality swimming pool.
The addition of a gunite swimming pool to a home is also a superb investment. Not only does the health of individuals improve but it also increases the real estate value of the home to a large extent.
Swimming pool contractors can help home owners choose the design and texture of the Gunite pools. Based on the home owners' desires, swimming pool contractors can create the necessary style and design of the gunite pool. The options available during construction of a Gunite pool are only limited by the home owner's imagination.