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What to Expect for Construction of Gunite Pools in Kansas City

Gunite pools in Kansas City are more than just a type of personal recreation; they’re a lifestyle change. With these pools, an ordinary backyard literally transforms into a personal oasis. These pools are fun, relaxing, and excellent for getting exercise. If you are in the market for something unique, a Gunite pool surrounded by lush landscaping will enhance your home and life.



Gunite Pool in Kansas

Introduction to Gunite Pools

For Gunite pools in Kansas City, the professionals from Premier Pools and Spas form the pool using high-quality wood or plywood within the excavated area. Often referred to as a “temporary pool,” the experts create an “frame” of the interior that is larger than what the completed pool will be allowing for a wall thickness that is typically between 6 and 8 inches.

Once the wooden frame of the Gunite pool is finished, rebar is used to line the inside. Keep in mind that according to requirements by law, the actual spacing varies. In most cases, it will consist of 3/8 to 3/4 of an inch of steel in a square grid-type pattern at 8- to 10-inch centers.

The reinforced steel remains centered within the wall yet away from the bottom of the deepest part of the excavated floor. Enough space is allowed so the recirculation system can be installed. Now, the interior of the Gunite pool will be pneumatically sprayed with a mix of pool gravel, cement, and water, formed into the basic shape of the pool walls.

The Gunite pool will be sprayed down with a dry mix of material under pressure, water is then added by the pool installer because the gunite mixture has to be mixed at a precise percentage in order to cure and set correctly.

After gunite is placed, the installation team forms the gunite using specialty tools and trowels.  The finish is purposefully left rough to the touch, in order to leave a prepared surface for the plaster to adhere properly.

Because of the technique and materials used, gunite pools are very unique and require a lot of skill to ensure a quality installation and durable shell for the in ground pool.   These pools are simply gorgeous, and because of the way they are installed, they are guaranteed to provide many years of enjoyment.