Large Free Formed Gunite Swimming Pool Built by Gappsi in Suffolk County Long Island NY

Large Free Formed Gunite Swimming Pool Built by Gappsi in Suffolk County Long Island NYThis gunite swimming pool was built in Coram, NY by Gappsi. The construction design layout, created by Giuseppe Abbrancati, consists of 10 inch walls and an 8 inch floor with 5,000 PSI dry-shot cement mix. The travertine pavers surrounding the pool were installed on 4 inches of poured concrete base and one inch of clean sand. The joints between pavers were filled with polymeric sand.

 

This gunite swimming pool was built to accommodate the clients wishes. It measures over 1,400 sq ft of surface area, and has a depth going from 46 to 50 inches deep. The Fiorito used for the pool coping and surrounding patio is one of the most beautiful travertine patterns selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Showroom collection.

The pool design also incorporates a large sundeck that features a jet bubbler. It is entertaining for the kids and also serves as small water fountain feature in the center of the sundeck.

 

The deep end of the gunite swimming pool contains a free form stairs and bench design. The plaster finish applied on the swimming pool walls is Diamond Brite Tahiti Blue, which is a combination of Tahoe Blue and Super Blue Diamond Brite quartz finishes. 6×6 inch tiles were installed at the water line and 3×3 inch tiles were used as markers at the edges of the steps and benches.

The pool has many options starting with 3 large LED lights in the pool, one small light in the sundeck step, and the bubbler used in the sundeck has a light as well. The entire gunite swimming pool has a full automation system that works from a smart phone, allowing the customer to control the gas heater, salt chlorine generator, and Ozone system. On the outside of the pool, a wood-burning fire pit was built with firebricks and veneered with travertine. And at the deep end, a Inter-Fab X-Stream 2 pool slide was installed.

Letter From Customer 

Our experience with Gappsi began in August., 2017 and it was purely by chance. My husband found their website, and dropped by their business after setting up an appointment with another pool builder down the block from them. Immediately upon walking into their place of business, he received a hospitable reception which gave him the “warm and fuzzy” feeling he likes to get when doing a business transaction. This is his indication of an honest, trustworthy company. And his intuition proved to be right. Having spent months prior doing research, we knew exactly what we wanted, a gunite pool to fit the existing landscape of our nice sized yard. The owner, Giuseppe Abbrancati, came out, took notes and pictures of our yard, and within a week, had computer generated renderings, which we were able to modify on the spot. Giuseppe and his son, Emanuele, did a phenomenal job at giving us exactly what we wanted, instead of trying to sell us on the expensive add-on features that we didn’t want. And what that enabled us to do was go bigger with our free-form design, one of the largest residential gunite pools they had done and at a very reasonable price. The only major hiccup was when their project manager had to be replaced, but once that hurdle was overcome, the newly assigned project manager, Tosh, made sure getting our pool, the gas lines, the electrical, the masonry, the sodding and landscaping were all completed in time for the opening of our pool in June, 2018. We are delighted and thrilled beyond measure at our resort style backyard. We would recommend Gappsi, a family-run business, to all!! Thanks for making our home the “destination stay-cation” of Coram, NY for our family and friends!! Everyone is in awe when they see it!
– Janice Wilkinson

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Backyard Designers-Masonry-Swimming Pool-Builders-East Islip-long Island-NY

The family in this East Islip home wanted a pool for entertaining that was built to last. Giuseppe Abbrancati, owner/designer of Smithtown-based Gappsi, Inc. suggested a gunite saltwater pool in a Sports Pool style design where both sides of the pool are shallow and the deep end is in the middle. “Gunite pools make a statement. They are a very customizable pool. That is why you see a sundeck, round steps, and LED lights inside the pool. You can shape the cement any way you want it and apply any finish. They are also highly durable,” says Abbrancati who has been building pools for the last thirty years. “The deepest part of this pool is six feet. It’s built like that so you can play volleyball in the pool and its fair ground,” he adds. Abbrancati designed a classic rectangular-shaped pool that is 16 by 32 foot in size and has that sleek modern look. “Everyone in the Hamptons has the gunite rectangular shape. It is the most elegant,” he says. The pool, he explains, is a cobalt blue diamond bright with quartz finish. Before the installation, the house – that is close to a hundred years old- had a simple concrete patio. in order to keep the character of the home, Abbrancati chose a brick looking veneer that would blend in with the existing bricks to make it look like the pool was always there. “I didn’t want the pool to look like it was an addition. I wanted it to look like it was built with the house 100 years ago,” he says. Travertine pavers were added throughout. Additional features of the property that Abbrancati built was a sunken down natural fire pit made from rocks and lava and an L-shaped bench for seating.
One of the corners of the pool features a blue stone counter three feet wide that is designed to enjoy snacks and beverages poolside.
Seating inside the pool with stools built inside the pool made from veneer with glass tiles is an ideal spot for socializing.
A twelve-foot long natural gas fire pit runs alongside the pool so you can roast marshmallows and eat smores right from the pool. The fire accent is also a beautiful decorative feature that adds ambiance.
A sundeck is accessible on the shallow end of the pool and an ideal place to place a lounge chair.
To keep the pool pristine an ‘auto-cover’ was installed. With a push of a button – located next to the sliding door- the auto-cover opens and closes.
The pool has a gas heater and the temperature can go as high as 104 degrees. The average setting is between 80 to 85. The heater goes on automatically and the technology enables the homeowner to set the temperature that is comfortable for them.

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Complete Backyard Designed in East Islip NY

Complete Backyard Designed in East Islip NYThe family in this East Islip home wanted a pool for entertaining that was built to last. Giuseppe Abbrancati, owner/designer of Smithtown-based Gappsi, Inc. suggested a gunite saltwater pool in a Sports Pool style design where both sides of the pool are shallow and the deep end is in the middle. “Gunite pools make a statement. They are a very customizable pool. That is why you see a sundeck, round steps, and LED lights inside the pool. You can shape the cement any way you want it and apply any finish. They are also highly durable,” says Abbrancati who has been building pools for the last thirty years. “The deepest part of this pool is six feet. It’s built like that so you can play volleyball in the pool and its fair ground,” he adds. Abbrancati designed a classic rectangular-shaped pool that is 16 by 32 foot in size and has that sleek modern look. “Everyone in the Hamptons has the gunite rectangular shape. It is the most elegant,” he says. The pool, he explains, is a cobalt blue diamond bright with quartz finish. Before the installation, the house – that is close to a hundred years old- had a simple concrete patio. in order to keep the character of the home, Abbrancati chose a brick looking veneer that would blend in with the existing bricks to make it look like the pool was always there. “I didn’t want the pool to look like it was an addition. I wanted it to look like it was built with the house 100 years ago,” he says. Travertine pavers were added throughout. Additional features of the property that Abbrancati built was a sunken down natural fire pit made from rocks and lava and an L-shaped bench for seating.
One of the corners of the pool features a blue stone counter three feet wide that is designed to enjoy snacks and beverages poolside.
Seating inside the pool with stools built inside the pool made from veneer with glass tiles is an ideal spot for socializing.
A twelve-foot long natural gas fire pit runs alongside the pool so you can roast marshmallows and eat smores right from the pool. The fire accent is also a beautiful decorative feature that adds ambiance.
A sundeck is accessible on the shallow end of the pool and an ideal place to place a lounge chair.
To keep the pool pristine an ‘auto-cover’ was installed. With a push of a button – located next to the sliding door- the auto-cover opens and closes.
The pool has a gas heater and the temperature can go as high as 104 degrees. The average setting is between 80 to 85. The heater goes on automatically and the technology enables the homeowner to set the temperature that is comfortable for them.

East Islip Gunite Swimming Pool Builders

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Outdoor Kitchen Designed and Built by Gappsi in Setauket, NY.

Outdoor Kitchen Designed and Built by Gappsi in Setauket, NY.Gappsi provides masonry construction in Setauket, NY and all of Long Island. This outdoor cooking island was constructed with cement block walls and veneered with natural stones. The counter top is tan brown granite, the twin eagle grill is in the center and the sitting areas are on both sides. The right side is in the shape of a circle as a table can sit several chairs around it; the left side has a two-level area with a higher back for taller stools, the bar area matching the sitting wall was built around the main table with light piers on each side, and it was capped with rock-faced bluestones. The patio pavers installed are tumbled Nicolock village pavers in Adobe Blend and the paver joints are filled with polymeric sand and sealed.
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Masonry Designer Contractor in Setauket, NY.

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Outdoor Fireplace Designers Masonry Contractors Saint James, NY

Outdoor Fireplace Designers Masonry Contractors Saint James, NYFireplace built in Saint James, NY by Gappsi.
Custom designed with double mental and arched large fireplace hart, this outdoor fireplace was built with cement blocks and the fire chamber lined with firebricks.
The outside was done with scogli di mare limestone tumbled veneers, and 2 inch coping stones for the metals and caps. The veneers were installed in straight and herringbone detail and dimensional patterns for inlays, sitting walls matching the fireplace were built on both sides to enhance the fireplace and provide additional permanent sitting.

Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace Designers Masonry Contractors Company Saint James, NY

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Back Yard Designers and Builders Dix Hills Long Island NY

 

Back Yard Designers and Builders Dix Hills Long Island NY

Cooking Island and raised bar was Designed and built by Gappsi in Dix Hills NY. The semi-circle design of these out door kitchen incorporates many appliances, from the bar sink, grill, smoker, oven, refrigerator and a breakfast station and many access doors for storage areas. Walls were constructed of steel studs and cement blocks and then veneered with Fiorito travertine. The counter tops were made out of polished Brazilian granite and floor in between the 2 island are travertine French pattern Moca. All appliances are Twin Eagle also supplied by Gappsi. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at www.gappsi.com

Outdoor kitchens Designer and Building Contractor Dix Hills Long Island NY

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What is Efflorescence and what Causes it?

What is Efflorescence and what Causes it?A white powder that bleeds trough the cement, grout, bricks and concrete walls and floors. That white residue is called efflorescence. it is the lime and calcium that gets brought to the surface by way or evaporation as the stones dry the water rises to the top and so is the white powder from the cement within the paving stones and retaining walls.
The solution to remove it isn’t many, there are some products that could remove it but at the same time you could damage the finish on the stones. Best to let a professional decide how to and to what products to use.

Long Island Efflorescence Cleaning and removal Experts

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Is it necessary to seal pavers and why

Best Long Island Paver Restoration CompanyIs it necessary to seal pavers and why

Yes! Concrete pavers should be sealed. Paving stones are manufactured with the highest quality cement, but cement is a corrosive material that wears under natural elements.
The sun, rain and cold, can easily wear the surface of pavers, and a good sealing job with the right sealing product, applied by a professional technician of sealing, will create a layer of protection over the paving stones making them water repellent and weather proof. This will protect the concrete surface from corrosion.
A good sealer penetrates the paver surface and stays there for many years, even if the look of the sealer goes away, the color and texture of the pavers will stay new.

 

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Pool Tile Installer Amagansett Hamptons Long island NY

Swimming Pool Contractor Hampton’s NYPool Tile Installer Amagansett Hamptons Long island NY

Swimming pool tiles installation in Amagansett Long island NY by Gappsi Giuseppe Abbrancati in 1988. The tiles on the wall were 2”x2” combination of white and green squares, the coping was 24×24 white cement wet cast and on the swimming pool floor a tile mosaic of a mermaid was installed. The most amazing thing it’s how fast time passes that was 30 years ago I went from a rookie to an Old Timer!!!

To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at www.gappsi.com

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Indoor Fireplace Contractor Commack NY 11725

Indoor Fireplace Contractor Commack NY 11725Fire place built indoor by Gappsi in Commack NY. With wood burning chamber veneered with firebricks. The structure was framed with metal studs and fireproofed cement boards. 16 ft high fireplace walls were then veneered with Fiorito travertine Multi sizes mixed. The fireplace hearth and shelves were custom cut from sandstone treads. Shelves installed half way in the wall add dimension to the wall and make easier to decorate with flower vase, pictures and Christmas decoration

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