At Pools by Design NJ, we design and build pools and spas out of concrete using methods known as “gunite” and “shotcrete”. Concrete pools can be made of either shotcrete or gunite. The difference is when the concrete mixes with the water. Shotcrete refers to wet concrete that’s already fully mixed before it’s shot out of the nozzle. Gunite is dry concrete mix that only mixes with water at the nozzle when it’s sprayed. Gunite/shotcrete is an ideal material for custom inground pools and spas because it enables limitless design swimming pool design options. We enjoy creating a custom unique, tailored design for homeowners who appreciate design aesthetics vs. conventional, uninspired forms offered by fiberglass and vinyl liner pools. The design flexibility offered by gunite/shotcrete isn’t limited to shapes. The options for finishing are added reason to go with gunite/shotcrete. Pebbles, stone, glass and different shades that match your decking materials ensure that the entire environment is coordinated and balanced for a beautiful luxurious finish. Along with the flexibility of gunite/shotcrete, we can more easily integrate water features such as waterfalls, slides, fountains, and rock-scapes.
In addition to the design flexibility, gunite/shotcrete inground pools and spas are highly durable with re-bar reinforced walls. The nature of concrete in composition is water, cement, sand, and coarse aggregate, which is usually stone or gravel making it very strong and durable to last for decades before the need for repairs arise. That peace of mind should not be underestimated when considering the life-time cost of your gunite/shotcrete inground swimming pool & spa. Through years of experience our experts pool builders handle everything from the custom pool design to the inground pool installation making us your one stop shop for you to vacation in your backyard!