Hire an Established Commercial Gunite Contractor
Determining the right material to use for your pool is essential. A swimming pool is a significant investment and educating yourself on the variety of options available is the key to designing and building a structure that will bring enjoyment for years to come.
If you were to conduct an internet search for inground pools, you will discover references to “cast-in-place” concrete, shotcrete, or gunite. You may even see debates on the merits of one over the other for use in pool construction.
So, what exactly is gunite, and why should you consider it for your inground pool? Simply put, gunite is a method of mixing concrete – but what makes gunite unique is its application and durability for swimming pools.
Originally invented by a taxidermist in the early 20th century, gunite is a method of mixing dry cement and sand together at the job site and only adding water during application. The dry mixture is forced through a hose to specialized channels where it combines with water and is sprayed through a high-pressure nozzle onto a preformed surface. Gunite is sometimes also called “dry-gun.” Because it is mixed onsite and is very dry, the curing period is shortened, resulting in a quicker progression of work.
The key to fantastic results with your gunite inground pool is all in the application. With over 20 years experience as a commercial gunite contractor, our highly qualified technicians know what it takes to apply gunite correctly. The technician sprays this extremely dry cement mixture over rebar and steel to give the gunite added strength and durability. Once it’s sprayed, our dedicated crew cuts and smoothes it into steps, benches, ledges, and barstools. If you can design it, we can create it.
Advantages of a Gunite Inground Pool
Installing a pool is a big undertaking. To make sure a gunite constructed pool is right for you, consider these benefits:
- Strength – A properly installed gunite pool is stronger and more watertight than “cast-in-place” or shotcrete. These sturctures are impact resistant and extremely sturdy.
- Watertight – Because of the lower volume of water in the concrete application, there are fewer joints in the pool. The reduced number of joints result in fewer areas that your pool shell can potentially crack and lead to future repair work.
- Flexibility in design – Gunite is a “free form” application, meaning it can be used in a variety of geometrical shapes. You are no longer stuck with an ordinary rectangular pool. Instead, you can enjoy curves, sharp angles, or both.
- Longevity – A pool constructed of gunite can withstand the external effects of the shifting ground surrounding it. The soil moves with freezing and thawing or drought, and it moves with earthquakes, even those tiny ones we are not aware of. In short, gunite can move and expand without cracking.
Choose a Commercial Gunite Contractor You Can Trust
When you are ready to install a gunite inground pool, JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. has the experience and skills to ensure you have many years of enjoyment from your pool.
Call us at 713-729-5014 to speak with our experienced gunite staff at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. or request a quote online.