What is the installation process for a gunite pool?
Gunite from Start to Finish
Gunite pools can be a lengthy, yet rewarding process. Scroll through the process of creating a dream backyard.
Design and Permit
The first step to the pool process Is a meeting with our pool professional. During this meeting, you will decide on pool preferences, appearance, and selections. Your pool professional will survey your yard and then you will receive a proposal for your dream pool. After this step, your permits will be pulled.
The first thing we do in the construction process is lay out where the pool is to be installed.
Next, we begin excavation.
After your pool has been excavated, the reinforcement steel can be placed! This is the backbone of your gunite pool. Our process of carefully intersecting and tying steel into place ensures durability. Once your rebar is finished, an inspection will take place.
Plumbing is done before and after rebar. Prior to rebar, we add the main plumbing lines, drains, etc. After rebar is installed, we install plumbing for spas, water features, and other enhancements. Each plumbing plan is specific to the pool.
This is when your pool comes to life! A combination of cement, sand and rock that is applied through a highly pressurized spray hose over top of the rebar. The gunite will need to cure before the next step. You’re getting close at this point!
Tile and Coping
The tile you chose in the first step will now be installed. Your add on features (waterfalls, deck jets, wall sprays, etc.) will also be installed during this stage. Coping will also be installed during this phase. Coping caps the pool shell, helping with longevity. Once the tile and coping is done, we will start plastering your pool!
Your pools surface will be applied at this time. Plaster provides a non-slip surface and will also add the color you chose for your surface. Your pool is SO close to completion.
Your finishing materials are placed on the surrounding of your pool and deck area. Your options for decking are concrete, pavers, or stone.