For many years concrete pools (also referred to as gunite) were the ultimate in swimming pools across the country. Before fiberglass pools came along the choice was between vinyl liner pools or concrete and the decision usually came down to the homeowners budget and available space.
Anything Is Possible!
The beauty and the value of a concrete pool comes from the fact that it can be designed and built to any size and shape imaginable. It can accommodate and accentuate most any landscape.
Another advantage of concrete pools are the many features that can be built in to them. One of the most popular and aesthetically pleasing is the infinity or vanishing edge as seen in the photo above. Not only does it look look amazing but as the water spills over the edge into the catch basin it becomes the ultimate water feature as it fills your backyard with the sound of rushing water.
Advantages & Disadvantages
As I mentioned above, there are some great reasons to own a concrete pool such as freedom of design, adaptability to your landscape and amazing built in features such as waterfalls, spill over spas and vanishing edges.
Some people shy away from concrete pools because they don’t want to deal with the expense of having to resurface the pool in 10 – 15 years. What many people don’t realize is that you don’t necessarily have to resurface your concrete pool. Instead of plaster a concrete pool can be surfaced with Pebble Tec and may never have to be surfaced again. It will cost a little more upfront but is well worth the expense. Plus it looks beautiful. That being said, a concrete pool will cost more to have built then a fiberglass or vinyl liner pool. Many people feel the extra cost is worth the pure beauty and luxury of owning a concrete pool.
Here is our designer rendering of what became the pool shown above:
Give us a call today, we would love to talk to you about designing and building your new concrete pool!
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