Are you in the market for a Cinco Ranch TX gunite pool? Look no further than JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. If you’re looking for repairs, additions, or custom pool creations, we’re the contractors you can trust to get the job done right.
No job is too big or too small for our expert team. Call our Houston office at (713) 729-5014 to learn more about how we can make your backyard dreams come to life!
What Is Gunite?
Gunite is a dry combination of sand and cement mix. It becomes the cement used to form your pool shell by being sprayed through a high-pressure hose while water is being added.
This is one of two popular forms of sprayable cement. The second form, known as shotcrete, combines sand with a wet form of cement as well as gravel and accelerating additives.
At JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd., we can use either form. Both are more cost-effective and time-effective than regular concrete, but typically recommend the use of gunite in your pool construction.
The Design Stage
Your Cinco Ranch TX gunite pool custom pool is highly customizable. Your custom pool feature possibilities are almost endless! With the versatility gunite offers, if you can dream it, we can build it.
We offer several water feature options from ponds to fountains to the ever-popular waterfall.
Are you interested in a relaxing spa or hot tub? We have 5 different styles for you to choose from that differ by shape and entrance.
Does your dream pool include a place to easily lounge within the cool water? Check out our 6 different styles of tanning ledges.
Beyond these major features, every visual element is fully customizable. Your finish, texture, stair or ladder placement, everything down to the color of your tiles or coping can be hand-picked by you during the design stage. Our experts, with over 20 years of experience, will be there to guide you every step of the way.
Cinco Ranch TX Gunite Pool Construction
If you choose to fully renovate an existing pool or build a brand new pool with us, your construction process will begin with a demolition or excavation stage. Either stage will result in a large leveled hole in which our crew will build the gunite shell of your pool.
After the hole is prepared, a wooden framework will be built. This will outline the perimeter of what we plan to build. It will include all below-ground pool, above-ground pool, walls, tanning ledges, water features, decks, or patios included in the design.
Next, a second, more detailed grid will be added. Rather than wood, this grid will be made of steel bars. This will be the support system for your gunite pool shell.
A cement floor will be poured to secure the grid and provide additional stability to your pool.
And finally, the gunite will be sprayed over the grid, and your pool will begin to take shape before your eyes!
The completed shell will have to set and cure for several days. This drastically improves the durability and life of your pool.
Following the curing process, a water-proof plaster seal will be added to your pool. This layer will be surfaced and finished to your specifications. And lastly, after this layer, comes your custom details. Any desired coping, tile, or aggregate will be added at this stage.
Benefits of Gunite Pools
The two main benefits of pools with gunite shells are versatility and durability.
Are you interested in a geometric and modern style pool? Something defined by minimalism and clean lines? We can build a precisely measured pool with perfectly-placed tanning ledges and water features to fit your ideal aesthetic.
Are you more interested in a gently curving or free-flowing pool design? Maybe something with a gently sloping tanning ledge to mimic a beachfront or something to compliment your beautiful landscape? With the flexibility of gunite, we can bring your oasis dreams to life.
The second major benefit of gunite is the increased durability when compared to regular cement. Gunite is significantly less likely to crack or shrink over time despite any major weather changes it may face.
Gunite Pools And Salt Water
Many people who invest in pools choose to invest in salt water pools because the annual maintenance cost is typically lower. However, there are two major drawbacks to salt water pools that are especially prevalent in gunite pools.
Firstly, salt water pools are more likely to experience plaster staining. This often occurs when leaves or other debris sit at the bottom of a pool for too long. The metallic byproducts in salt water pools make this more likely to occur.
Secondly, salt water has a tendency to roughen the bottom of pools and can ruin your plaster or surfacing. Because concrete-based pools already have rougher surfaces, this leads to excessive wear on your plaster. Over time this makes salt water pools far more of an expensive investment because you will have to consistently resurface your pool.
The versatility, durability, and time-effective nature of gunite pools makes them a cost-effective option for many Cinco Ranch residents looking to invest in a pool. Don’t hesitate as the hot Texas summer approaches, call JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. at (713) 729-5014 or visit our Houston office. Talk to our team of experienced gunite pool experts and start on your design and installation plan today!
We have over 20 years of experience serving the Greater Houston area. We have the knowledge, equipment, and experience for any job from minor repairs to full custom additions or renovations. Call us for further information on any of your design, installation, renovation, or pool remodeling needs.
If you are ready to invest in a Cinco Ranch TX gunite pool, JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. is the contractor for you!
Cinco Ranch Fun Facts
- Cinco Ranch was founded in 1820.
- There are 10 major parks nearby. These 10 include Heritage Park, which best known for its restored buildings.
- Cinco Ranch is within Katy TX, and the name Katy comes from the “K-T Railroad” that runs through the city.
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