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Gunite is the most suitable material for the home owners who want a low maintenance swimming pool. Gunite swimming pools offer some significant benefits compared to other kinds of swimming pools, it can withstand extreme conditions, like, extreme temperatures and severe weather.
If you are planning to construct a new backyard swimming pool, you will notice that there are several choices of pool type out there. Among all the choices Gunite pools are quite common in the United States, for its array benefits. Some of the attractive features of the Gunite pools are its extreme levels of flexibility in terms of design and aesthetic quality. Let’s understand basics about the materials used, benefits and consequences of the Gunite pools.
The Gunite Pool Installation in NJ usually consists of three steps:
Selection of the location and digging the hole
Place the plumbing the appropriate location
Assembling the grid framework with the steel reinforcing rods
There is one thing about placing the reinforcing rods, all these rods are placed at a distance of 10 inches from each other. Once the grids are placed, a heavy gunite coating, cement mixture, and sand are sprayed around the steel reinforcing rods. To prepare the gunite mixture for spraying, the sprayer unit blends the dry gunite with water to produce the wet concrete material. Once the gunite mix is applied it has to be set to dry for 1 or 2 weeks. The final step is to apply a smooth finish in the pool, which can be achieved with a mixture of marble sand and cement (Plaster). However, a lot of people prefer to give a smooth finish to their pools with pebble surfaces or special concrete paint. Smooth finish is given with pebbles and plaster to offer more creativity.
Gunite Pool Builders in NJ offer several choices like tiles, fiberglass or even exposed aggregate to achieve a smooth finish to the pools. The construction time also acts as a factor in terms of durability. When constructed in a warm climate the gunite pool can have an extended level of durability and can be constructed in any size or shape
Gunite Pools in Monmouth County NJ is preferred by many homeowners, to complete their backyard for several reasons:
Though there are several advantages in constructing the gunite pools, there are a few notable points in this as well. The construction of the gunite pool is a time taking process, sometimes it can also take around 2-3 months to build it from scratch.
Many swimmers and children find the rough bottom in a gunite pool to be very abrasive and uncomfortable. It is not uncommon to scrape and or irritate your feet if the swimmer is in the pool for long periods and sitting on the pool’s steps or benches may snag a swimsuit. At Custom Pool Pros, we know how to fix these issues and give your pool a seamless experience. We are proud to be one of the trusted pool contractors in NJ. We are first choice for swimming pools construction and our customers love us for transparent and unbiased information.
While concrete pools in the Midwest cost more than any other construction method, that’s not always the case in some southern regions. What is more certain is that maintenance and energy costs are much greater with gunite pools. There is additional maintenance needed because the surface of the pool interacts with the water and can be a breeding ground for algae. Additionally, a plaster finish that is applied to concrete pools must be reapplied about every 7 to 10 years. Also, frost in colder climates can affect concrete pools requiring frequent surface repairs.
Fiberglass pools win the battle in ease of maintenance but it lags way behind gunite pool when it comes to design and experience. Concrete pools require maximum use of the pool’s filter because of metals and alkaloids that leech into the water through the plaster finish.
We are here to help you no matter what your choice for a pool is. At custom pool pros, we believe in making the lives of our customers easier by giving them hassle-free pool solutions.
No doubt Gunite pools are very durable but still over time, cracks in the concrete can form, plaster can deteriorate, and repairs need to be made. Pools are costly additions, so it is essential to keep your pool’s looks and functioning at its best to get the maximum out of your investment.
The two main types of repairs that may need to be done to your gunite pool are replastering and repairing cracks in the shell of the pool. Just like a house with a slab foundation, a concrete pool can develop cracks. With time, pressure changes, temperature changes, earthquakes, and shifting soil can all cause cracks to form. To fix a crack in a pool, the pool must be drained. It is best to work on a clean surface, so any debris or dirt is removed before repairs begin.
Custom fabricated staples are used to hold the cracks together and prevent them from widening. After the staples are in place, layers of epoxy and bonding agents are used to seal and repair the cracks. Once the cracks have been repaired, the pool will need to be re-plastered for a uniform look. Sometimes, the damage to your pool may not be as deep as the gunite, but only on the plaster. In this case, your pool will just need to be resurfaced.
Chemicals in the pool water can cause the plaster to break down. The plaster basin may also crack and peel from frequent use or tree limbs falling during a storm. Plaster comes in a variety of colors, so if you simply want to change the look of your pool and repairs are not needed, then replastering may be a good option for you.
We are one of the best when we talk about repair, construction or renovation of pools. Over the past few years, we have gained the trust of our customers because of our unparalleled services.
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