What is pool gunite?
Summary: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite. The plaster is actually the material that is visible and that comes into contact with the water (not the underlying gunite cement structure).
More details: "Gunite" is a trade name for "dry gunned" concrete, invented and patented by a North Carolina man. The term "gunite" has been used so much that, to most people, it means spray applied concrete. People often talk about a gunite pool -- meaning a concrete pool where the concrete is pneumatically applied or sprayed in place using air pressure. Many of us in the concrete spraying business have started using the term "dry gun" to delineate this process.
"Dry gun" means the cement and sand are injected into an air stream conveying it to the nozzle. The nozzle operator then adds the water at the nozzle and has total control of the water-cement ratio. The delivery hose of the mix is generally quite light, as the hose is mostly filled with air containing the mix of cement and sand.
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. Read More
How often should you resurface a gunite pool? Read More
Either gunite or fiberglass will work well for an indoor pool. Read More
The average cost of a gunite pool is $75,000. The price for the installation of this type of pool can range from $50,000 to $100,000. Read More
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. Read More
Our pool installer told us to wet down our gunite once in the morning and once in the evening for seven full days after the gunite is installed. Read More
gunite gunned in cold weather Read More
Best not to empty a gunite pool, period. Having the pool surface exposed to air and temperature chanfes and drying will result in cracking. Read More
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. Read More
The cost to resurface a gunite pool depends on your location, the size of your pool, and exactly what you want done. On average, as of 2014 it cost between $8,000 and $15,000 to resurface a pool. Read More
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. Read More
"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. Read More
Muriatic Acid will get rust stains out of a Gunite Pool. To prevent rust, it is recommended to keep pH level of the water slightly acidic. Read More
I have tried to paint my gunite pool last year with best paint you can buy at leslies pool supply and it did not even last a year, ifyou think it needs paint you might as well think about recoating it with gunite . I am now in a spot where all paint that is left on walls needs to be sandblasted and new gunite put on again, Hope you have better luck Read More
The first gunite pool built in Salt Lake City Utah was built in 1957 and is still in use today.Kenny Kummer Brody Chemical Read More
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. Read More
u can NOT convert one into another.... ud have to rip it out and start over... either gunite or fiberglass Read More
According to an ad for a fiberglass pool company, it is because of the abrasiveness of gunite and for being in the pool too long. I am still looking for other answers and solutions to this question as well. Read More
The paint that is best for a gunite pool is masonry waterproofing paint such as Drylok EXTREME. Depending on the brand you choose your paint job can last up to eight years. Read More
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. Read More
By Gunite I assume that you were told you have a gunite pool, The gunite part is the foundation of the pool and does not require watering. The surface which is plaster over the top of the gunite needs water. If you just had your pool replastered in the last couple of days it is critical to fill it with water so the plaster can dry. If your plaster is older and been under water… Read More
I general, the answer is yes. It the crack comes from the pool moving, and the gunite has cracked, then the gunite has to be repaired before the plaster. Sometimes opening up the gunite crack and refilling with concrete will answer the problem. If movement of the soil is the problem then that has to be fixed first.The soil getting excessivly wet and dry can mean that the pool will move, if it is only… Read More
I expect that the pool has a history of algae growth. Algae often forms itself in a circle, eating away the gunite underneath it. Read More
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. Read More
Gunite pools require a lot of maintenance. This includes the draining of the pool once per year, special chemicals, and fixing the cracks in the granite at least once per year. Read More
If you are talkin about a vinyl lined pool the answer is yes you can. Read More
A fiberglass pool requires less maintenance, less repairs structurally in the future, is quick to install, and is good for smaller pools. Gunite pools are better for a pool deeper than 8 feet, custom shapes, and is a bit harder on the feet than a fiberglass pool. Read More
Can a gunite pool be freestanding does the soil around the pool need to be suitable to hold back the walls of the pool?
A gunite pool can be freestanding and does not need earth around it as additional support. The construction of the pool is more involved with generally a thickness increase from 8" to 12" along with the addition of a secondary grid of steel in the pool. The engineering drawings for the pool will cover these additional details of construction. Read More
25,000 to 60,00o Read More
The average size pool (14 or 15 X36) approx. 19,000gallons gunite pool will cost you around $32,000. I recently went "pool" shopping with multiple builders and this would be an average price. This does not include all the extra water features, etc. Read More
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Both pools have many features Both fiberglass and gunite swimming pools can have almost all the same custom accessories and great equipment. You can design any size or shape gunite pool shell and customize the surface to almost any color quite easily. A fiberglass pool shell manufacturer is like a boat dealer with a catalog of models produced and custom sizes are generally not available. A fiberglass pool can be installed a bit faster than… Read More
A gunite pool shell IS waterproof before plastering. First, gunite/shotcrete is not water proof. The reason for the plaster is to make the pool water proof. You don't have to and should not water proof gunite because it will affect the bonding properties for the plaster. Contrary to the previous answer, Gunite is in fact "waterProof" when correctly applied. Unless there are improperly prep'd cold-joints (the point at which one application has stopped for some… Read More
Does a gunite pool need to be sealed on the top edge A composite deck will be built right over the edge of the gunite. Does it need any kind of seal?
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It's a pool dug out of the ground and then formed by blowing special concrete from a tube to make the bottom and sides. Read More
Should the pool construction company fix a 2 year old gunite pool that started developing cracks within the first year?
I believe the contractor should be responsible for repairs if the cracks are due to faulty workmanship such as improper soil compaction or application of gunite in cold weather etc. If the cracks were caused by a force of nature such as a flood this should be covered by homeowners insurance. In closure what was the warranty on the pool. Most reputable gunite applicators provide a warranty on the pool shell. Read More