What Is A Gunite Pool?

There are many options available to today’s consumer when selecting materials for a swimming pool. Gunite has long been a popular choice because it is highly durable and it can be used to create a swimming pool in practically any shape. Gunite pools utilize a rebar framework sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture. This method is preferable over traditional poured concrete that uses a wooden framework to hold the shape of the basin. Gunite is exceedingly durable ensuring that swimming pools made of this substance are built to last. The versatility added to swimming pool design is a major benefit as it provides designers with the ability to create an unlimited array of shapes.

Above pool & spa by Creative Master Pools, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA

GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces used in building inground swimming pools and spas.

Above pool & spa by Alka Pool Construction, Vancouver, British Columbia

Gunite pools also allow designers and homeowners the ability to select from a variety of finishes and coordinate the swimming pool finish with the rest of the outdoor living area. Plaster finishes come in an array of shades that can be coordinated with the pool decking of your choice. There is also the option of utilizing a pebble aggregate finish for a truly unique, high-end feel for your swimming pool design. Glass tile is another popular, style-setting trend used with Gunite pools. Tiles come in a variety of colors shapes and textures and add a beautiful artistic element to the finished swimming pool design.

Above pool & spa by Lombardo Pools, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Gunite pool construction also allows homeowners the option of adding a variety of additional features to the poolscape design. These include waterfalls, baja ledges and steps, custom spas, the list is endless. Working with Gunite offers a flexibility in design that means you can customize a swimming pool to your specific taste and budget.

Above pool & spa by Memphis Pool, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Above pool by Geremia Master Pools, Sacramento, California, USA

Their beauty, versatility and durability make Gunite pools a top choice by today’s consumer and, should a Gunite pool owner decide it is time for a remodel, again, the list of options available is endless.

Above pool & spa design by Master Pools of Austin, Texas, USA

For more information on swimming pool construction and design, we invite you to visit our online resource library or find the Master Pools Guild member builder nearest you.

Above swimming pool & spa by Morehead Pools, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA


Above swimming pool by Galloway Pools, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Above pool by Watermania, S.A. Guatemala

Above pool by AquaBlue Pools of Charleston, Charleston-Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

We wish you a lifetime of happiness in and around your swimming pool!