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Use Shotcrete for a Durable Pool

When you are looking for strength and durability, consider shotcrete. Contrary to what you may have heard, shotcrete is not a new form of concrete. Like gunite, it is a method of mixing cement, sand, and water together and then shooting it from a pneumatic pump and hose. Often called “wet gun” concrete, shotcrete differs from gunite (aka “dry gun”) by the method of mixing and the amount of water used. Shotcrete is mixed thoroughly at the plant and contains less water than “cast-in-place” but more water than gunite.

Like gunite, the key to fabulous results with your shotcrete is in the application. With over two decades of experience as a shotcrete and gunite contractor in Houston, our highly skilled technicians know what it takes to apply shotcrete correctly. The technician sprays the cement mixture over formed rebar and steel. Once sprayed, we mold the shotcrete into steps, benches, ledges, or whatever your pool design requires. If you dream it, we can create it.

Benefits of a Shotcrete Pool

Installing a pool is a big investment. To make sure a shotcrete constructed pool is right for you, consider these items:

  • Strength – When correctly installed, a shotcrete pool is stronger and more watertight than “cast-in-place.” These pools are impact resistant and sturdy.
  • Flexibility in design – Like gunite, shotcrete is a “free form” application, which means you can create a plethora of geometric shapes. Say goodbye to that ordinary and boring rectangular pool! Instead, enjoy the freedom of creativity with curves, sharp angles, or both.
  • Longevity – A pool constructed of shotcrete can withstand the external effects of the shifting ground surrounding it. When soil conditions change, your pool will flex with it. Shotcrete can move and expand without cracking in response to the weather, even those earth tremors we don’t always feel.

Pick a Commercial Gunite Contractor You Can Depend On

JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. will build your shotcrete pool to your design specifications. Our team has the skills and expertise to ensure you have many years of enjoyment from your pool.

Ready to get started? Call 713-729-5014 to speak with our shotcrete construction experts at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. Or you can also request a quote online.

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