When thinking about having a pool installed, you may consider the idea of a vinyl liner, or even an above-ground pool. While these can seem like easy options, they are often not the best choice for a long-term investment. A much better — and sturdier — option is a gunite swimming pool.
There are many reasons why you should consider gunite for your next pool construction project, but here are the top five reasons you need one as soon as possible.
1. They’re highly customizable
Gunite is a combination of cement and sand that has been mixed with water to create a smooth, homogeneous mixture that is sprayed directly onto the pool’s surface. It creates a hard, solid shell that can be molded into any shape imaginable, making it the ideal material for building freeform pools.
From a traditional rectangular pool to a more modern-looking geometric shape, gunite swimming pools are extremely versatile. You can even customize the texture of gunite to make the pool’s interior feel smooth or rough according to your preferences.
2. They’re built to last
Gunite pools are reinforced with steel rebar and concrete, making them extremely durable and long-lasting. When properly taken care of, they can last over 50 years! They are resistant to cracking, chipping, and other common pool problems. If you do experience any minor damage to your gunite pool in the future, such as a crack or hole, it will be easy (and relatively inexpensive) to patch up and repair.
3. They can be used for a variety of activities
Gunite pools can be used in more than one way. They can be built as lap pools, which are great for adults who want to swim as part of their exercise routine. They can be built with diving boards and slides, which makes them fun for kids. Gunite pools can also be designed to include fountains, waterfalls, or grottos, which make them look more like natural bodies of water than the traditional swimming pools we’re used to seeing in backyards.
4. There are tons of design options
When thinking of design ideas for your gunite pool, your imagination is the only thing holding you back. You can choose any shape or size that suits your needs and preferences. In addition to this, there are many different types of materials used on top of the concrete to give it added protection from the elements and create a smooth surface for swimming.
You can choose from tiles, plaster, or pebbles to line your pool in whatever pattern you choose.
5. Increases your home’s value
A well-maintained pool can add 5% to 7% to your home’s value. If you ever consider selling your home, a gunite swimming pool will help increase your property’s value and make it more appealing to buyers.
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Gunite pools are the tried, true, and trusted method of constructing pools. If you’re looking for a reliable contractor in your neighborhood who’s built pools before, we’ll even do all the legwork for you by visiting the site to get estimates on how much it’ll cost and what exactly each option entails.
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