Gunite Pools: Pros & Cons

If you are installing a pool in your backyard, there are many types to choose from. As you research information on a potential new backyard swimming pool, you will often encounter the term “gunite.” Gunite swimming pools are popular because they are highly durable and they can be created in just about any shape.

Gunite is a concrete blend of sand, cement, and water that’s applied through a high-pressure hose. Once it dries, gunite becomes rock hard, forming a thick, solid structure. Gunite is exceedingly durable, so swimming pools made of this substance are built to last.

Pros of Gunite Pools

Built to last: Concrete is durable and porous, allowing the plaster-coated shell to hold water, provide stability, and to be replastered when needed, adding to its longevity.

Variety of finishes: Various materials can be added to pool surfaces made of concrete or plaster, including tile, stone, and man-made textures.

Variety of features that can be attach: waterfalls, custom steps, etc.

Versatility: Gunite pools give you the ability to customize the shape of the pool. This is perfect for those wanting an extremely deep or large pool, or a pool with custom tanning ledges.

Cons of Gunite Pools

Maintenance: concrete is extremely porous. This gives algae a place to call home. Once embedded into the surface of a concrete pool, algae is extremely tough to remove.

Chemical Usage: Because the algae embeds into the surface, more chemicals are required to reach and destroy it. This requires more time and money to maintain the pool.

Cost: Gunite pools cost more money to own than other type of pools.

Installation Time: it takes as much as 2-3 months or more to build gunite pools from scratch


If you would like to talk more about the advantages and disadvantages of gunite pools, do not hesitate in contact us. At Rembrandt Pools and Spas we specialize in pool design and construction. With over 16 years of experience, we will assist you in designing and pricing your very own masterpiece project. We are committed to provide you with everything needed to maximize the enjoyment of your backyard. Your project will be treated with the highest level of professionalism and keeping with our commitment to total satisfaction.

We have gathered together the most talented designers and craftsmen to help create "A True Masterpiece" right in your very own backyard. Contact us TODAY for a FREE consultation to get started on your backyard Masterpiece.

Source: bluehaven.com, www.soncopools.com, https://www.riverpoolsandspas.com, http://www.swimmingpool.com, https://www.thespruce.com,

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