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Gunite is cement that anyone can make in their backyard. Concrete is manufactured at a plant to plus or minus 0.05% tolerance and delivered to the job site in a constantly turning concrete truck.

Concrete (aka shotcrete) is far superior to cement (gunite). -Bill

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Is gunite use for waterproofing for pool?

No. Gunite is concrete.


Which is better hydrazzo or gunite?

They are not competing / alternative products. Hydrazzo is an interior finish. It is one of several aggegate based plasters that go on top of gunite (concrete).


Is gunite considered to be porous or non porous?

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Is Gunite a waterproofing material?

No, Gunite is a type of concrete.


Gunite or shotcrete?

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What is gunite made of and can you build a gunite pool alone?

"Gunite" is a special concrete mix that is sprayed, with a specialized spray gun. Using Gunite requires, by definition, the use of the spray gun.


For inground pools is liner gunite concrete or fibreglass best?

Our experience shows that gunite or fiberglass are good. Gunite would probably last the longest. CONCRETE tends to crack over years with normal ground shifts. Had two pools with concrete, so many cracks after 10 years, buried the thing, the repair costs were astronomical.


What was the former name for gunite?

The former name for gunite is shortcrete. The term gunite is used for spraying concrete or mortar in a wet or dry process using a patented gun type applier.


How do you mix cement to get gunite?

It's a standard concrete mix that only becomes 'Gunite' when blasted from a hose that controls the amount of water.


What are the advantages or disadvantages of gunite pools vs fiberglass pools?

Gunite will generally last longer than fibreglass (if you take care of the plaster, and "cure" the gunite properly when it is installed). You can also make a Gunite pool any shape and size that you like, whereas you're limited to the few molds that a fibreglass manufacturer has. Personally, I like the feel of a plaster (gunite) pool on my feet *much* better than paint or fibreglass. The biggest advantage of concrete over fiberglass is the structure. 8in. of concrete and steel versus 3/4 to1in. of fiberglass. I'll take concrete and steel every time. 30 yrs. in the biz. tell me so.


Steel pool vs gunite pool which is better?

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Can gunite or shotcrete processes be used in ponds?

yes. it is just concrete. concrete is used in koi ponds all over.


Is a gunite pool better than a vinyl lined pool?

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Is gunite or fiberglass better for an indoor pool?

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


Can areas of exposed concrete on the bottom of a gunite or plaster pool be repaired with water in the pool?

No, because gunite will not dry if it is constantly being mixed with water. Drain your pool first.


Are Concrete decks ever made with gunite?

Not when it's built by someone who knows what they are doing!


What is the difference between a gunite pool and a regular concrete pool and which one is better to use in the Mid-Atlantic region?

gunite comes from a dry sand cement mix that has water added as it is sprayed to form the pool walls and floor.Shotcrete is concrete that is sand cement and gravel is delivered ready mixed and is sprayed to form the pool walls and floor.Shotcrete is stronger then Gunite however they both do the job just fine if done by an experienced professional


What is gunite coating?

Gunite is a mixture of water, cement, and sand applied through a pressure hose to produce a dense layer of concrete. This is used most often to line tunnels and repair structures.


Is Shotcrete or Gunite better to use when having a pool built?

This very subject has been debated for years. I can tell with full confidence, that gunite is much better than shotcrete. Both are good depending on the builder.. I can tell you with full confidence, having worked for more than thirty years with both gunite and shotcrete that shotcrete is far superior to gunite. Shotcrete will test out stronger, to much room for human error with gunite.


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.


What is the better pool Pebble sheen or gunite pools?

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What is pool gunite?

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What is the name of the material found directly underneath the plaster surface of a swimming pool?

It is know to be concrete, gunite or shotcrete.


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.


Are concrete or steel walls better for an inground swimming pool?

Steel walls are currently the lowest quality wall for a swimming pool, with the exception of Cyprus wood (if still available). Concrete (not gunite) is superior to any other wall, but a pool with concrete walls generally also has a concrete bottom. In other words, it is a concrete swimming pool. The most popular wall today for vinyl liner pools is fiberglass and, with the possible exception of concrete, is the best possible choice.