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A Clear Choice pool contractors explain what you need to know about gunite pools

Will you become a swimming pool owner in 2017? If so, have you already begun your research for the type of pool you will have constructed? If you’re in the beginning stages of researching a pool construction project, you will have to have your budget together and then talk with a pool contractor to determine the best type of pool for your family. A Clear Choice pool contractors in Menifee, California offer information on what you need to know about gunite pools so you can have that information to help you make an informed decision.

What you need to know about gunite pools

A gunite aka concrete swimming pool, is known for its versatility, durability as well as its higher than other construction materials price tag. Before you can make a decision you need to have all of the information at hand to make your choice.

  1. Look on television or the Internet for design ideas.
  2. Pinterest is a great place for inspiration as well.
  3. Make sure you ask your potential pool contractor to look through his portfolio for inspiration.
  4. Do you want your pool to conform to the shape of your backyard or do you want to rework the landscape to fit a particular pool design.
  5. Ask your pool contractor for design ideas and see if he can offer a birds’ eye view rendering of the completed project
  6. Decide what shape you want
  7. What size swimming pool do you want?
  8. What accessories do you want in your pool
  9. What type of pool finish and color do you want?

Be aware that a gunite pool project will take the longest of all of the building materials, but it will be well worth the wait — we can guarantee it!

The maintenance of a gunite swimming pool, because it has a porous surface means it is more prone to algae growth. Your pool contractor will let you know that a gunite pool will take more chemicals to keep clean than will other pool construction materials and you may find yourself having to brush the pool more frequently between service visits to remove any algae spores. Don’t forget to budget for the cost of pool maintenance — this is true regardless of the type of pool construction material you decide upon.

Gunite is the sturdiest of the pool construction materials and that makes it not prone to collapse, but it may not bend enough to survive an earthquake and this may be something you will need to keep in mind when making your pool plans.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to the three types of pool construction material. The other materials are:

  1. Fiberglass
  2. Vinyl liner

Fiberglass pools are the easiest to clean and use fewer chemicals than other pool materials. A vinyl liner pool is the least expensive of the pool construction materials.

Ask for information from your pool contractor on the price of construction, the length of time it will take for the project and other items necessary to make an informed decision on your pool. How will you use the pool? How many people will be in it? How much time do you want to spend cleaning it? What kind of accessories will you want added to the pool? These are a few of the many questions you will want to have the answers for when you talk with a swimming pool contractor to get your 2017 pool project underway.