For many pool buyer’s, gunite is perceived as the highest quality material to use to build pools. This is mainly because of the high level of customization available with gunite. This can lead to some of the most beautiful pools that can be dreamed up, as any shape is possible. The material is very durable and is constructed on site, so there are no extra delivery costs required, unlike fiberglass pools. Gunite pools also offer special finishes that allow you to change your pools texture or color.
While gunite pools are the most aesthetically pleasing, they also have the longest build time at about 2-3 months before completion. Gunite pools are also known for having abrasive edges that can be rough on skin. While gunite is very durable and reliable they are expected to need renovation every 10-15 years, with a cost range of $10,000-$20,000. This includes acid washing the pool to help etch down the surface and help remove algae. Since gunite pools are made from a combination of cement and sand mixture, different metals and alkaloids can leech into the water which means gunite pools require more chemical care and attention.
|Special Finishing Plaster|
|High Renovation Costs|
|Can Be Abrasive on Skin|
|More Maintenance Required|