An elegant outdoor living space incorporates many of the comforts and conveniences you enjoy inside your home. It can also include features that aren’t typically found indoors. One of these is an inground pool. Whether you already have a pool and it’s in need of an upgrade or you are considering adding one to your outdoor living space, a gunite pool can be a great option.
What is Gunite?
Gunite is a mixture of cement, sand, and water applied through a pressure hose, producing a dense hard layer of concrete. Its original mixture has been refined and it has had various applications throughout the last century. Inground pools are one of these applications. Due to their many advantages, gunite pools are becoming a popular choice.
Having an inground pool installed is a big investment. You want it to last a long time. A gunite pool is one of the most durable options. They typically last longer than other types of inground pools. Because of this, gunite pools often come with the best warranties. While gunite pools are a bit more expensive, their long lasting durability makes them well worth it.
Ease of Construction
As opposed to traditional concrete pools, gunite pools are easier to construct. With a longer construction time, a concrete pool’s quality can be compromised by extended exposure to environmental elements such as extreme outdoor temperatures. With gunite pool construction, the rebar framework is sprayed with the concrete and sand mixture. The process is quicker, providing a shorter construction time and allowing for less variability.
Because gunite pools are custom made, they offer more flexibility in design than prefabricated pools. First and foremost, a gunite pool can be designed to fit perfectly into your existing landscape. They can be made in any shape or size so you won’t have to redesign your landscape when having a gunite pool installed.
The construction method of a gunite pool makes it easy to add amenities like underwater benches, built-in bar stools, tanning ledges, and more. With a gunite pool, you can also incorporate features like waterfalls and spas, adding a bit of natural elegance.
You can further customize a gunite pool with a wide variety of finishes and colors. If you are going for a high-end look, you can even choose finishes created from glass or pebbles.
Having a Gunite Pool Installed
Once you’ve decided on a gunite pool, it is best to hire a reputable landscape architect that has experience with this type of inground pool construction. When installing a new pool or replacing an existing one, a landscape architect will take your entire outdoor living space into consideration.
You may want to surround your new pool with a decorative hardscape and additional landscaping. Or, you may want to have a pool installed without completely disrupting your current outdoor living space. An experienced landscape architect will be able to add any additional features or accomplish the installation with as little disruption as possible.
Whether you are starting from scratch or you’ve decided it’s time for a pool upgrade, David Ash Jr Landscaping Contractors can assist you in choosing the perfect gunite pool design for your landscape.
Headquartered on LBI, we’re no strangers to the Jersey shore lifestyle and understand what you’re looking for. We offer a complete line of landscaping design, architecture and construction services including gunite and fiberglass pool installation.
With our state of the art 3D design services, you will be able to see exactly what your new gunite pool will look like and how it will fit into your existing landscape. If you’re not thrilled with how it all works together, it may be time for a complete outdoor makeover. We can redesign your entire outdoor living space, helping you make the most of life at the Jersey shore. Contact us today and get started on the inground pool of your dreams.