Are you interested in repairing, upgrading, building, or remodeling a Sugar Land TX gunite pool? JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. is the contractor you can trust to get the job done right. With over 20 years of experience in the greater Houston TX area, our swimming pool construction experts are ready to help you through your design and installation process today! Call (713) 729-5014 and find out how we can make your pool goals a reality.
No job is too big or too small. We can help with any gunite pool needs you have. Is the bottom of your pool too rough and hurting your feet? We can resurface it to your desired texture. Are you interested in adding features like tanning ledges or a water wall to an existing pool? Not a problem! Do you want to design and build a totally custom gunite pool with us and have no idea where to start? Call our office, and our team of gunite pool experts will help you navigate every step of the process.
What Is Gunite?
Gunite is one of two popular forms of sprayable cement. This form combines sand and a dry concrete mix, and water is added to it as it is sprayed out of a high-pressure hose. The resulting spray forms the solid shell of your pool.
The second form is known as shotcrete. The main differences between the two are when water is added and the two or more added ingredients in shotcrete. This second form uses a pre-mixed wet form of concrete to which sand, gravel, and accelerating agents are added.
At JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd., we can use either concrete, but we tend to recommend gunite. Both forms are more cost-efficient than regular concrete, but gunite allows our crew to have more control over the application process.
The Design Stage
Whether you decide to upgrade an existing pool or design a custom pool from scratch, we offer several pool features for you to choose from.
Firstly, we offer hundreds of options within 3 main categories of water features – ponds, fountains, and waterfalls.
Want to relax in a custom spa or hot tub? We have 5 different styles to choose from!
Furthermore, we offer 6 different styles of tanning ledges.
Sugar Land TX Gunite Pool Construction
If you decide to totally renovate or build a custom pool with us, your construction process will begin with a demolition or excavation stage. This stage allows us to measure and prepare the area your Sugar Land TX gunite pool will occupy.
After the area is cleared and leveled, it needs to be prepared for the construction process. This is done by building two guiding formations.
Firstly, a wooden framework is built. The framework marks the perimeter of all under-ground, above-ground, deck, and patio areas to be built.
Secondly, a grid is formed of steel bars. This grid will be the support system on which the gunite is sprayed. Essentially, it is what gives your pool its shape.
Before the gunite is sprayed over the grid, piping and electric devices such as skimmers and drains will be measured, fitted, and installed. Next, a cement floor will be poured to give your soon to be pool shell increased stability and durability. Then the gunite is sprayed, and the shell of your pool is completed.
The completed shell will then cure for several days. This allows the cement to fully set, so it is protected against the cracking and shrinkage sometimes caused by major weather changes. By allowing your pool shell to properly cure, you increase the life-span of your pool significantly.
Once properly cured, the gunite shell will be covered in a water-proofing finishing seal of plaster. Any requested finishing touches like coping, colored tile, or aggregate will be added on top of the plaster seal.
Flexibility Of Gunite
Sprayable cement like gunite are popular for a reason – their flexibility of design. Gunite can be manipulated to take on any shape or style you are looking for.
Are you interested in a modern geometric aesthetic? Something defined by sharp, clean lines? Using gunite, we can build you a precisely-measured, beautiful, minimalist-inspired space.
Alternatively, we can also build a gently curving free-flowing watery oasis with perfectly-fitted landscaping to match.
Whatever your desired aesthetic and needs, we can build the perfect watery oasis for you! Call our Houston office today and ask our experts how we can help bring your vision to life.
Is Salt Water Safe?
Many pool owners across Texas opt to invest in salt water pools because of their low annual maintenance costs. However, salt water is not recommended for use in gunite pools. Saltwater pools are more likely to stain and ruin your pool’s surfacing. Furthermore, salt water tends to wear down the surfacing on the bottoms of pools and make them rougher on your feet.
Because cement-based pools already have a tendency to be rougher, these two common complaints mean that you will likely have to invest in resurfacing your pool more often when using salt water. This makes salt water pools the far more expensive option in the long run.
The incredibly hot Texas summer is quickly approaching. If you are interested in repairing, remodeling, or building a custom pool with us, don’t hesitate! Call our team of experts at (713) 729-5014 or visit our Houston office. We welcome any questions you may have about our services, pool features, scheduling, use of gunite, design process, or installation process. If you have a question or want to schedule a consultation, call today!
No job is too big or too small for JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. For every job from minor repairs to the construction of a fully custom pool, we are the contractors you can trust to get the job done right. Our expert team has served the greater Houston area for over two decades. We have the knowledge, equipment, and experience to make your backyard goals a reality. If you are ready to repair, customize, or build a Sugar Land TX gunite pool call JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. today!
Sugar Land TX Fun Facts
- Firstly, Sugar Land is home to two professional minor league sports teams – a baseball team and a hockey team.
- Secondly, The Sugar Land Imperial Refinery closed in 2002.
- And finally, American actor Sean Patrick Flanery lived in Sugar Land and graduated from Dulles High School.
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