Gunite Pool Construction Close To Home Backyard Design Sag Harbor NY

Sag-harbor-gunite-pool-construction-backyard-design1Thinking about adding a gunite pool construction close to home?  If you are installing a pool in your backyard, there are many types to choose from. As you research information on a potential new backyard swimming pool, you will often encounter the term “gunite.” Gunite swimming pools are popular because they are highly durable and they can be created in just about any shape.

Gunite is a concrete blend of sand, cement, and water that’s applied through a high-pressure hose. Once it dries, gunite becomes rock hard, forming a thick, solid structure. It is exceedingly durable, so swimming pools made of this substance are built to last.

Gunite Pool Construction Benefits

  • Built to Last: Concrete is durable and porous, allowing the plaster-coated shell to hold water, provide stability, and be replastered when needed, adding to its longevity.
  • Variety of Finishes: Various materials can be added to pool surfaces made of concrete or plaster, including tile, stone, and man-made textures.
  • Variety of Features: Attach waterfalls, custom steps, and so much more to the pool design.
  • Versatility: Gunite pools give you the ability to customize the shape of the pool. This is perfect for those wanting an extremely deep or large pool, or a pool with custom tanning ledges.

Gunite Pool Construction Backyard Design Sag Harbor NY

Our team at Gappsi designed and installed a gunite pool close to the home in Sag Harbor NY.  We built the patio with G044 Limestone and installed a sundeck in the shallow area of the pool.  The stairs within the pool design were free-formed to accommodate the backyard.  The sun deck and stairs were veneered with glass tiles.  The same glass tiles were used in the waterline of the pool.

Sag-harbor-gunite-pool-construction-backyard-design3What are the advantages of glass tiles?

The tiles reflect the light to give your pool the appearance of being brighter and larger. Glass tile is impervious to liquids and resistant to staining and discoloration, which means cleaning generally only requires a simple wipe down. If you dislike mold with a passion then this is a great choice for your bathroom or swimming pool.

Cooking Island Adds Functionality!

A cooking island was installed near the pool and home.  Included in the design was a Twin Eagles Grill, an outdoor refrigerator, and a built-in sink, the cooking island adds to the small backyard’s functionality. A wall with bricks was added at the edge of the property to accommodate the fence as well.  This was a very detailed project and the latest design from Gappsi in Sag Harbor NY.

Why Have Your Pool Close To Your Home?

The problem is that people don’t anticipate exactly how they will eventually use their pool, and weigh that properly against other factors.  Here are five reasons you might want to keep your pool close at hand.

Space:  In this home located in Sag Harbor, space was why the pool was installed close to the home.  Not everyone has the luxury of a large backyard, in many cases, placing the pool close to the house is the only option. However, even when you have some area to work with, keeping the pool tucked into a corner close to the house might be the most efficient use of space. Why not save the rest of your yard for other activities?

Convenience:  You’re going to be making many trips to and from your pool.  About half of them, you’re going to be dripping wet. It’s hard to overstate how handy it is for swimmers to have easy access to a shower and toilet. If you plan to entertain, or just eat meals on your pool patio, it’s also convenient to have the kitchen close by.  Another convenience is having a garage or other storage area nearby helping make pool maintenance a bit easier.



Aesthetics:  A pool is more than just a recreational area. When thoughtfully designed, it’s also great eye candy for your property. Keeping the pool close to the house allows you to enjoy the scenery more – which is especially nice in warmer climates where you can keep your pool open most or all of the year. Many people also love the sound of water, and incorporate things like waterfalls to produce perfectly tranquil background noise for their home.

Privacy:  In many cases, a simple fence doesn’t provide the sort of privacy people want for their swimming pool. Trees, shrubs, and other plants are needed to fill in the gaps. However, this is much less of an issue when the pool is close to the house, which serves as the ultimate view-blocker.

Safety:  While safety comes last on the list, it’s a primary concern for parents of young children who are thinking about building an inground pool. Having the swimming pool right outside your door makes it much easier to see and hear everything that goes on in it. Just as important, it allows you to get to the scene quicker if an accident happens. When it comes to pool safety, it’s no exaggeration to say that every second counts.

We have gathered together the most talented designers and craftsmen to help create “A True Masterpiece” right in your very own backyard. Contact us TODAY for a FREE consultation to get started on your backyard Masterpiece.

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Limestone And Travertine | Natural Stone Coping And Pavers

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-PaversLimestone and Travertine both are well-suited for high-traffic areas. However, in general terms, Limestone has more strength as compared to Travertine. It is less likely to crack or break whereas Travertine is more brittle and is more prone to breaking.  Every natural stone requires maintenance and care. If installed and cared for correctly, they can last for decades!

Limestone and Travertine tiles and pavers are great natural stones that enhance the value of your property, feel soft underfoot, and bring a long-lasting premium touch to your home or project.

While choosing natural stones for commercial projects or home renovations, we often consider the usage, footfall, weather, and many other factors.

How Are Limestone and Travertine Made?

Limestone – Limestone is a natural stone that forms at the bottom of water deposits and is formed mostly of the skeletal and shell-like fragments of marine organisms. Subject to high amounts of pressure and a lot of heat, these minerals form into crystalline calcium carbonate rock. In both appearance and function, limestone can seem very similar to marble.  Limestones are popular because of their neutral, white, and beige colours.

Travertine – Similar to limestone, travertine is made of compact calcium carbonate.  It forms at the bottom of bodies of water and from the remains of aquatic creatures. The big difference between travertine and limestone in development is when extra heat and pressure are added to the travertine. It forms subsequently limestone. When the necessary heat and pressure are absent, travertine is left.  Travertine is made up of a compact composite of layers of different materials. Hence, travertine can be considered a stone in the pre-limestone stage.

Different stages achieved in the formation, dictate the density of the stone. Both Limestone and Travertine are dense.  It is suitable for a variety of residential and commercial projects, depending on the specific requirements of the project.

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-Pavers1Standing The Test Of Time

All natural stone is porous to some degree and requires proper maintenance and care.  If durability and low maintenance are key focuses, it is always advisable to seek expert advice.  When selecting the most suitable product for your project. When maintained properly, natural stone will last generations.

Many historical landmarks have been constructed of Limestone or Travertine, creating the perfect example of the durability of these natural stones.

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-Pavers3Life With Natural Stone

Since Limestone and Travertine have been created by natural processes rather than in a factory, the stones are beautiful and unique.  But to keep natural stone looking beautiful and long-lasting, proper care and maintenance are required.  If less maintenance is a deciding factor for you, Limestone might be a better choice than Travertine since fewer holes make Limestone less prone to collecting dirt.  The maintenance will also depend on the type of colouring you choose. If you select a light-colored Limestone or Travertine, it will need to be cleaned more frequently than a darker stone with more veining and pattern.

Sealing Both Limestone and Travertine Is Essential

High-quality sealers can last up to 5-10 years depending on usage and the porosity of the stone. Sealers allow the stone to be cleaned more easily and stains to be released but it is recommended to wipe away spills before they have a chance to penetrate. Cleaning should always be done with a pH-neutral cleaner to prevent etching the surface.

Our natural pool edging in Long Island NY offers texture, warmth, durability, and elegance in your outdoor surroundings. Choose from any one of our exceptional materials, carefully selected to ensure suitability in a wet environment, ensuring a quality product that will stand the test of time.

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-Pavers2Pool Coping

Choosing quality pool edging is crucial in the overall design of your space, and we are here to help. There are a number of factors involved, including choosing a stone that will enhance the look of the pool, but one that can also stand the salt and chemicals in the water, and one that provides a non-slip surface. Our natural stone range ticks all these boxes and more, ensuring that you get the right finish for your project.

We offer a full range of shapes and sizes, including square-edged, bull-nosed, tumbled-edged, and arrissed-edged.  We have the right shape for you.

Don’t choose your pool coping tiles blindly – come into our showroom and see how the finished products look, and talk it over with our stone and paving experts, who are always on hand to help you get the right product for your job.

Limestone G044 Pool Pavers And Coping

Gappsi designed and built this backyard in Asharoken NY. We built a 20 x 50 gunite pool with a sundeck and stadium stairs in the shallow area. The pool was finished with super blue diamond bright and porcelain tiles in the water line. The pool is also equipped with an auto cover.  We used G044 Gappsi Limestone for the coping and the patio. We also built an outdoor kitchen with all twin eagle appliances including the grill, storage cabinets, refrigerator, and icemaker, and also an under-mounted sink. The shade structure built over opens to let the sun come through it and also closes to protect the cooking area from the rain. The latest backyard was designed and built by Gappsi. 


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Gunite pool renovation Northport NY

Gunite pool renovation Northport NYWe just completed this gunite remodeling in Northport NY. We removed the old patio and installed new coping, new porcelain tiles and a waterfall. We paved the entire patio with the New G044 white and gray limestone. Very beautiful stones, everybody loves them. In the pool we installed porcelain tiles 6″ water line porcelain tiles. We marble dusted the pool with dark gray marble dust. The spa was also remodeled and re marble dusted with all new equipment . New  pump, new filters, new ozone system, new salt chlorine generator.  The color of the marble dust with the reflection of the sky gives a very deep blue color to the pool water . The next step is the landscaping. We will be doing some planting and trees behind the waterfall.

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