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Luxury Gunite Pools, Any Size, Any Shape
Express yourself with custom Gunite Pools from Pool and Spa Depot. Give your backyard and your summer a total makeover with an inground gunite pool from Pool and Spa Depot. Gunite pools have been a popular choice for homeowners because they can be custom designed and offer the ability to create luxury tailored finishes. Whatever you envision, it’s possible with a gunite pool. What makes a gunite pool so desirable is that you can create it to any size or shape you desire, and include sleek curves as well as attractive extras. It’s perfect for fitting into tight spaces or creating a non-traditional pool project. The framework encompasses a grid of rebar for maximum strength, which is custom fit to the individual pool’s design. Then gunite is sprayed on with a shotcrete hose, providing the strongest in-ground pool possible. When you want that one-of-a-kind look for your backyard oasis, a gunite pool is the way to go.
More Decking and Coping Options with Gunite Pools
There are plenty of decking choices to choose from if you want a gunite pool. These include custom stones like flagstone, bluestone, and travertine. Other popular choices are stained concrete, stamped concrete, Kool Deck (coating, colored/textured), deck pavers or tile. Coping, which offers a seamless edge for the pool, is offered in cantilever or bullnose-style brick. Whatever material you choose, the end result will be an attractive, comfortable outdoor space that complements your home. Since we have such a comprehensive pool park, make an appointment with a pool consultant to see all of the decking options for yourself. This is the only way to get a good feel for what your decking options color and styles can look like.
Gunite Pools Offer All the Extras
The gunite pool is so popular because they offer extravagant options including flush or raised spas, stone grottos, beach entrances, zero-gravity entrances, raised beams, and the amazing negative edge spillover. Interior finishes include colored plasters, rock textures, pebble surfaces and the luxury polished glass. Underwater lighting and in-floor cleaning systems are also offered. Considering including spillover spas, rock waterfalls, interior finishes, and colors, accent medallions, laminar jets, rain showers, sheer curtains, misters, lighting effects, and pool heaters. The possibilities are endless with a gunite pool.
What is Automation? Considering all of these options can be installed on a remote control system that can be all controlled by your cell phone, this is some of the newest technologies available. With Pool and Spa Depot’s automated control systems, scheduling and operating your filtration cycles, heating, pool and landscape lighting, sanitizing, waterfalls and fountains will all be blissfully automatic. System controllers and remote controls have been designed to be push-button simple, with easy-to-read digital displays and step-by-step menu- driven instructions. Talk to your design professional to choose the right automation system for your pool.
Pool and Spa Depot can also help you accessorize your backyard with an outdoor kitchen, volleyball or basketball setups, backyard grills, fire pits, slides, loungers, pool covers and outdoor furniture. Let your Pool and Spa Depot designer tell you about the latest and most innovative accessories to maximize your new lifestyle.
Pool Fencing from Pool and Spa Depot
What about a fence? Great question! Most municipalities require the construction of a fence anytime a pool is installed. The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals recommend that pool owners use “layers of protection” to ensure that any swimming or poolside experience is completely safe, and recommend a minimum four-foot-high barrier that completely surrounds the pool.
A variety of fencing materials is available from basic safety fencing to decorative wood, iron, aluminum, or vinyl and your Pool and Spa Depot designer can help you decide what will best fit into your budget and complement your poolscape.
What’s Involved In Building a Gunite Swimming Pool?
Before ground is broken, a Pool and Spa Depot designer works with you to determine if the pool you want is the best option for your terrain. This is done with a store visit in- person or it’s done on-site at your location. We offer a free design at the store, and we can do a 3D design for a small fee. Once the pool is designed, we will detail the whole project out and price out your favorite options to take off or add.
An install agreement will be signed, and a deposit will be secured. Now, you’re officially on the construction schedule. Once the plans are good to go, the area is marked out to ensure that no underground pipes are hit during construction. Dimensions and grading are then double-checked, and then the excavation is dug out. Next, plumbing is installed, and a pressure test is performed.
A separate team custom-installs the rebar grid, which runs along the floor and walls of the pool. Next, gunite is applied pneumatically. Benches and any other nooks are hand-sculpted before the pool cures. Your electrician is responsible for all the electrical work. Next it’s time for back-filling, your decking and coping is installed, tile or other visual features are added, and the final interior pool finish is applied.
Pool and Spa Depot professionals will teach you how to operate and maintain your pool in our signature Pool School. After everything is complete, we clean and grade the yard to ensure that any construction debris is removed, and your yard is ready for summer.
Now, it’s time to enjoy your new pool!
Well How Much Does a Gunite Pools Cost?
OK, now I know everything that goes into the planning of a gunite pool project, what does one cost? What should I budget for the project? There are two things you need to consider when researching the cost of inground pools:
- The initial purchase price of the pool.
- The lifetime cost of ownership associated with the pool.
First, let’s take a look at the initial cost of just building the pool and then look at all of the options to get an idea of how much to budget for each. Keep in mind that these prices will vary greatly from region to region.
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