Although 3/8in rebar is sufficient in most cases, we use 1/2in
rebar in all of our pools. A bare copper wire is installed from
end to end to electrically
the pool and associated fixtures.
We use a wet-gun method in creating our concrete shells. We believe
that a 7-sack mix with fibermesh is superior to the normal 6-7 sack
batch design. Our method allows us to construct one of the strongest
shells in the business. This same method allows us to guarantee
our shells to hold water for 15years. Other builders say "lifetime"
but who's life are they talking about? Yours, mine, the concrete,
the ground, what? They don't define it.. They just sell it!
Our pools include a 6in band of tile around the inside perimeter
of the pool. Raised beams, spas and the like will show off your
tile selection. Tiles come in various colors and patterns thus allowing
you to be creative in your backyard transformation. Blue colored
tiles reflect better with the water and tend to give the pool water
a blue tone. Other colors can be used to blend or match house colors
and surroundings. When you purchase a Gunite Pool, we will help
you select the tile color that works best with your surroundings.
Cantilever decks are those decks that meet the tile. Kool deck
is a topping applied to bare concrete that actually makes decks
cool in terms of walking and eye candy.
Have you ever been to a public pool that has bare concrete. If
so, chances are your feet felt the nice HOT concrete. Kool Deck
allows bathers to comfortably walk around the pool area. This material
is the preferred choice when considering young children and enhances
the pool look when applied properly. It does take skill to achieve
a nice pattern and not all pool builders recognize this as they
will sub-contract "deck installers" that literally roll
this material onto the concrete. You can easily see the difference
in the pattern alone.
We use two different forms that are placed around the perimeter
of the pool attached to the tile line.
The intermediate cantilever form enhances the look of your pool
as well as provide the same features of coping stone.
The regular cantilever form is the more common form that is square
Brick coping stone comes in 9in to 12in lengths and are 4in wide.
These stones are a nice feature and should be considered over the
conventional white coping stone below.
Regular white coping stones comes in 11in x 24in and offers a safety
grip feature. It enhances the look of your pool and is used widely
around the nation.
Bomite is an alternative deck coating that allows you to create
the perfect blend between deck, pool and your home. Cosmetically
it is the ultimate choice in configuring your backyard paradise
as it provides you with more decorative options
Pool plaster is the icing on the cake. It is applied to the rough
pool shell to give you a smooth hard finish. This material seals
the pool shell and can give your new Gunite Pool a natural look.
Several materials are available and we choose to use the conventional
"white" marcite plaster as well as the Diamond Brite plaster
material. Colored plaster will give you the "lagoon" look
and help give the pool an exotic feeling.