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.
Many swimming pool owners keep their pools open year round, even if only for the asthetic value…but for a large percentage of pool owners, each year we have to “open” the pool. In an effort to provide consumers with guidance on that subject, Master Pools Guild member, Keith Lombardo, of Lombardo Pools offers the following 6 step process to get you “back in the swim.”
Bubble Jets are a form of small fountains that produce a bubbly stream of water. The height is typically 6 to 24 inches tall. These features are commonly found on lounging ledges (also referred to as Baja ledges) and beach entries but can be added to many areas of your swimming pool design.
Waterfalls have become popular among water features in swimming pool design. If you are considering adding this element to a new or an existing poolscape, review our check list of considerations:
Laminar jets, or laminars, in swimming pool design primarily fall into the category of “water features” but can easily be listed as a specialty lighting effect as well. Laminars create totally clear, uniform arcs of moving water that originate from either your pool deck or surrounding landscape. Laminar water streams can reach up to 7 feet high and project outward up to 8 feet landing into your pool, spa, or other water feature.