What Is A Gunite Pool?

If you’re in the market for a swimming pool in San Antonio, you likely have come across the many different types of swimming pools you can build.

There are above ground pools and in-ground pools, of course, but there are a few different categories within those two types of pools that vary among San Antonio pool builders.

Likely the most popular type of swimming pool you can build in San Antonio is a gunite pool. If you are not familiar with the swimming pool industry, you may be wondering �

What is a gunite pool?

Gunite pools are extremely durable and are built to last. Wondering why they’re so different from fiberglass or vinyl-lined pools?

Gunite pools are concrete pools framed with steel (ours specifically are framed with grade 60 steel) and then shot through a hose (instead of being laid like regular concrete). This, in turn, is called Shotcrete

What makes shotcrete so special?

According to the American Shotcrete Institute, Shotcrete undergoes placement and compaction at the same time due to the force with which it is projected from the nozzle (conventional concrete is placed first and then compacted in a second operation). Because Shotcrete goes through both steps at the same time, it is more dense, homogenous, strong and waterproof, which makes it the perfect material for a long-lasting in ground pool.

In addition to the strength of the material, gunite pools can take on any shape you want them to, therefore they make a truly customizable swimming pool. They can have curves, straight edges, or both! You can add waterfalls, steps, caves, or whatever else your heart desires to your custom gunite pool. You can also change the color of the water by choosing a pool plaster color that is perfect for your taste and design.
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So, if you’re looking for a custom swimming pool that will truly hold up to the test of time, a gunite pool is best for you!

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We had a cocktail pool installed by KZP and the pool turned out fantastic. We received quotes from two other pool companies, and while KZP was the higher, they were also the only ones willing to work with our custom design. They use top-quality materials and offered a huge selection of pool fittings/finishes. Kent Ely in sales was easy to work with and was pressure-free at making the sale. Bill Sturgis was our site supervisor (we didn't see him very often but was very responsive to email, phone calls, or text messages). Elizabeth, in the design department, was fun to work with while we picked color scheme and tiles. They had a very small space to work with and they did what they had to do to make it work. I would recommend KZP to anyone.

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