Thinking 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.
What 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.
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