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What Is A Gunite Pool?

News December 11, 2015

If you�re in the market for a swimming pool in San Antonio, you likely have come across the many different types of swimming pools you can build.

There are above ground pools and in-ground pools, of course, but there are a few different categories within those two types of pools that vary among San Antonio pool builders.

Likely the most popular type of swimming pool you can build in San Antonio is a gunite pool. If you are not familiar with the swimming pool industry, you may be wondering �

�What is a gunite pool?�
Gunite pools are extremely durable and are built to last. Wondering why they�re so different from fiberglass or vinyl-lined pools?

Gunite pools are concrete pools framed with steel (ours specifically are framed with grade 60 steel) and then shot through a hose (instead of being laid like regular concrete). This, in turn, is called �Shotcrete.�

What makes shotcrete so special?

According to the American Shotcrete Institute, Shotcrete undergoes placement and compaction at the same time due to the force with which it is projected from the nozzle (conventional concrete is placed first and then compacted in a second operation). Because Shotcrete goes through both steps at the same time, it is more dense, homogenous, strong and waterproof, which makes it the perfect material for a long-lasting in ground pool.

In addition to the strength of the material, gunite pools can take on any shape you want them to, therefore they make a truly customizable swimming pool. They can have curves, straight edges, or both! You can add waterfalls, steps, caves, or whatever else your heart desires to your custom gunite pool. You can also change the color of the water by choosing a pool plaster color that is perfect for your taste and design.
taste and design
So, if you�re looking for a custom swimming pool that will truly hold up to the test of time, a gunite pool is best for you!