First off, let’s answer the question “What is a gunite pool?” Gunite is simply concrete, but instead of being poured into molds, gunite is “shot” into place under high pressure from a hose and nozzle (the “gun”). While a rebar framework is needed to hold the gunite in place, it is much easier to setup a pool for gunite than standard “cast-in-place” concrete. For some pools, both types of concrete are used, but gunite has significant advantages employed by the 37 year experts at Victors Pools wherever possible, including saving time on construction.
Victors Pools recommends gunite as a choice whenever our Sacramento and Northern California clients want full creativity in the design of their swimming pool. Absolutely amazing landscape designs are accomplished with gunite, making the pool more than just an entertainment and exercise area — it truly becomes a backyard showpiece! While gunite generally takes longer to complete due to the extensive construction process, it provides the most durable and longest lasting of all the pool type structures. While the gunite does need to occasionally be resurfaced with waterproofing surfaces (from every twelve to twenty years, based on maintenance), the structure itself is the least likely to develop problems due to environmental factors.
If you want a pool that is really the pool of your dreams, check out the many fine gunite pools already created by the designers and construction team at Victors Pools in our gunite gallery. When you have your design in mind, invite Victors Pools to visit your yard and fulfill your swimming pool vision!