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Gunite Swimming Pools are the best type of swimming pool out there, provided that the pool is correctly built they can be installed anywhere in the world without any damage being done to them. As far as servicing of the pool standard service applies e.i. brushing vacuuming chemically treating. And if the necessary care is taken a gunite can last you 20 + years.

Vinyl Liner pools also have there place in the swimming pool market place, they are typically cheaper and quicker to install but on the down side there isn't much customization you can do to them. And to replace a liner can run you anywhere between 3 to 5 thousand dollars.

That brings us to fiberglass AKA Bathtub in the ground ( that's all i can say about that.

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Is a vinyl pool or a gunite pool better for someone who lives an area with cold winters and is diabetic so protecting your feet is a major issue?

In the frost belt Vinyl is better..Gunite is one of the strongest pools but when it freezes it can crack.. I agree. Vinyl is better and it will feel so soft and smooth on your feet.


Can i Convert vinyl liner pool to gunite pool?

You can use the same hole in the ground for both a vinyl liner pool and a gunite pool. You should not need a new hole dug.


Is a gunite pool or vinyl liner pool better?

Gunite is a type of cement mix used in the walls of the pool, whereas a vinyl lining is just a layer on the walls, generally used for waterproofing purposes. So, either of them will do, but my personal opinion is that using a lining is always better (hence vinyl lined pools are very common in England and other countries)


Steel pool vs gunite pool which is better?

Gunite, cement does not rust.


How can you determine what your inground pool surface is What is gunite?

Gunite is covered with plaster. It is sprayed on concrete sorta. They mix it in the hoses and it is blown on. You can go to youtube and see them gunite a pool. I am only aware of plaster, vinyl or painted pool surfaces. The vinyl is just like thin rubber.


Can an inground vinyl pool be changed to a gunite pool?

Yes, this can be done however, basically the only thing you can use from your vinyl pool is the actual 'hole' and maybe equipment. The cost is not much less than having a new gunite pool built.


Is a vinyl or gunite pool better taking all the factors into consideration like cost and maintenance?

Definitely gunite they last much longer without having to reline them for starters.


What is the best type of pool to install in central Texas gunite or vinyl?

I say gunite for the ability to create any shape pool you desire. Otherwise, you are stuck with the pre-fab design of the vinyl variety.


Can you replace a 20 x 40ft inground pool with gunite?

If you are talkin about a vinyl lined pool the answer is yes you can.


Is a gunite pool better than a vinyl lined pool?

All day long. Concrete pools have real tile instead of the fake liner tile look. You can update a concrete pool later on as styles change: with vinyl it's final.


Is gunite or fiberglass better for an indoor pool?

Either gunite or fiberglass will work well for an indoor pool.


What is the better pool Pebble sheen or gunite pools?

Pebble sheen is the finish on the surface of a pool gunite is the cement that a pool is constructed from in other words you can finish a gunite pool with pebble sheen.


Can a vinyl liner pool be converted into a gunite pool?

As long as the vinyl liner pool is inground, it can be converted. But you'll probably have to remove all of the vinyl pool elements until you have reduced the pool to a big hole in the ground and then start from there. All it takes is time and money!


Can a vinyl-lined pool be converted into a fiberglass pool easier than gunite?

u can NOT convert one into another.... ud have to rip it out and start over... either gunite or fiberglass


Where can I find information on an gunite pool?

Swimming pool types include above-ground pools, fiberglass pools, vinyl-lined, gunite and poured-concrete pools. Learn the pros and cons of each type of pool.


Once a gunite pool is converted to a vinyl liner pool can you convert it back to being a gunite pool I live in the Panhandle of Florida and have no problem with ground water?

If it was working ok before you lined it and you have no problems removing the liner you should have no problems.


Is a fiberglass pool better then vinyl pool?

A fiberglass pool is far superior to a vinyl liner pool. It is also about twice as expensive.


Can a vinyl liner pool be converted to a gunite pool and how expensive would it be compared with replacing the vinyl liner?

Its a oval shape pool, 19,3'X43' size, 4' deep at one end, after 12' slopes down to 10' deep.


How would you describe a gunite pool Are they common?

The gunite pool is basically what most people refer to as the in-ground concrete pool. Because this pool will shape to the contours of your yard, it is a great choice for those who want something more unique than the typical vinyl lined pools. The tile on the gunite pool can be cleaned with household tile cleaner when you are doing your deep cleaning of your pool. This requires that the pool be drained and rinsed thoroughly.


Which pool is better - fiberglass or in-ground with a liner?

you will find that people will swear by either method and then others will say in ground gunite or concrete is best . If properly maintained they are all much of a muchness. from what I have seen When they are new the vinyl pool looks better. the problem is that the vinyl will need to be replaced eventualy while you wont have this problem with fiberglass.


What is a vinyl lined inground pool?

An inground pool is typically lined with either gunite (concrete), fiberglass, or vinyl. Gunite and fiberglass are roughly the same cost, whereas vinyl is considerably cheaper. With the lower price comes less durability, as vinyl lining has to be replaced every 8-10 years or so, whereas the other two can last for decades. Vinyl is also much easier to puncture or otherwise damage. That said, many people still prefer vinyl inground pools due to the lower cost.


Are there any swimming pool companies in the country building vinyl pools with gunite walls?

I have looked and have not found any so far


How often should you resurface a gunite pool?

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Is a concrete pool or vinyl pool better to install in New Jersey?

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Is gunite use for waterproofing for pool?

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