Since gunite and shotcrete are both main types of cement used in the construction of inground pools, the words are frequently used interchangeably, which is a common blunder. While they share specific characteristics, such as being dryer cement forms, there are critical distinctions to consider when designing inground pools for your customers. At United Gunite Inc. we offer high-grade swimming pool guniting solutions to our clients in and around Cypress, TX.
Are Gunite and Shotcrete the Same?
The primary distinction between gunite and shotcrete is the order in which the water is introduced to the mix. The concrete is already mixed with water with shotcrete, but with gunite, the water is added just before spraying the concrete across the desired surface. This distinction in combination procedures has ramifications for how construction will occur. While this typically results in a lengthier construction time, people benefit from choosing a gunite inground pool over a shotcrete one.
Keep in mind that guniting involves adding water before application, allowing you more flexibility in shaping the concrete into the necessary forms. This procedure simplifies the process of constructing a more robust structure. This is because gunite is pushed out more forcefully and has better adherence to the substrate, creating a more robust framework. Gunite pools are far more resistant to cracks and wear, ensuring durable and longer-lasting pools.
Resilient Surfaces for In Ground Swimming Pools
Gunite inground pools are recognized for their strength and adaptability, best demonstrated by their response to shifting soil. A swimming pool must be durable, but it must also be adaptable to changing environmental conditions. The state of the ground (dryness or wetness) and the weather affect how the surrounding ground moves and changes.
While gunite concrete is exceptionally resistant to damage or cracking in these settings, there are other precautions you should take to limit the likelihood of damage or cracking further. Long-term pool care is equally critical for the pool's health, even if it is made of gunite, and fortunately, the approach is not overly complicated. The two most vital points to remember are fixing cracks and replacing the gunite. Consult us to determine the best option for your clients' pools.
High-Quality Gunite Pools
Maintain a close check on the condition of the pool every few months or more. If you discover any cracks, contact us. We will empty the pool, implant massive stapling systems to fill in the crevices, and then complete the seal with a couple of coatings of gunite. It requires some time and money, but the chances are your clients won't have to do it frequently if you choose a gunite inground pool constructed in an excellent location.
At United Gunite, Inc., we are here to provide you with all the information you need about Gunite. Our company offers customized services to swimming pool contractors for their projects. For more details, please drop us a line through this Online Form or call us at 713-730-2907.