This gunite swimming pool was in need of a full remodeling , it was built with a gunite spa attached to it but worked separately, Gappsi combined the swimming pool and spa to work together, allowing the water from spa to overflow in to the pool and utilizing the same equipment including pumps filter and heater. The pool plumbing was replaced and new pvc plumbing was installed, with all new lights, tiles and light gray marble dusting. All existing clay brick patio and coping was replaced with Gappsi limestone pavers, project was located in East Northport Suffolk County Long Island NY.
This swimming pool, backyard patio, and the house exterior renovation were designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati and installed by the Gappsi team. We decided to use 24×24 porcelain pavers. Porcelain pavers are very durable and require no maintenance; they are also very precise in size and thickness. Their color variations are also very consistent and the texture is very comfortable to walk on. The home owner wanted a modern and clean look, with a stucco finish for the exterior walls and a simple stack bond pattern for the patio. The colors were a perfect blend of light beige and the pool coping was made of sandblasted marble pavers. This highlighted the pool shape and also matched the white trim of the house.
This project also included the total renovation of the swimming pool. Starting with a liner change, an all new re-plumbing of skimmers and jets, a new light, a new filter pump, and a new heater. We also added an automation system with ozone and a salt-chlorine generator. The pool patio was made of old clay pavers and the pool wall were made of steel panels. We tied ½ inch rebar to the walls all around the pool and poured 4 inches of 3500 PSI concrete with fiber mesh mixed in it.
The construction of the vinyl swimming pool concrete walls consisted of assembling aluminum molds while after the walls are then poured, reinforced with rebar. The pool floor base was made with dry-pack sand and cement materials to harden and avoided foot prints. One large light was installed in the deep end and one small light was installed in the shallow area. The pool also had two wide-mouth skimmers encased in the concrete walls along with four returns and two deep end bottom drains.
After the installation of the Loop-Loc textured liner, the coping and patio were installed using Fiorito and Moca travertine pavers. An ice chest was installed next to the pool bench in the shallow area for easy access to refreshments. A TimberTech deck was also built coming out of the sliding door with railings and steps. All pool equipment were from Pentair, including the gas heater, pumps and filter, and salt chlorine generator.
Nicolock Old Town pavers installed for driveway in East Islip, Long Island NY.
Driveway layout designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati and installed by Gappsi. Approximately 8,000 sq ft of Nicolock Adobe Blend pavers were installed to compliment the brandy wine brick veneer of the house. Column light piers were installed on both sides of the driveway apron.
Pool house pavilion/garage combination built in Dix Hills, NY with cedar shake shingles impression vinyl siding and 30 year architectural brown shingles. Part of the structure has a garage door to the driveway and an overhanging pavilion facing the pool and backyard. The garage was built with extra height to accommodate a car lift. Trim and columns were finished with Azek, masonry piers and BBQ island, with a grill refrigerator and bar sink, constructed with Moca travertine veneers. The large free form swimming pool was built with concrete walls and a liner, a shallow deep end to accommodate the SRS Slide, 3 sheer descents built in the raised wall on the back side of the pool, concrete steps covered with a textured liner, a deep end bench, a standing ledge, an LED light, gas heater, salt water chlorine system, and full automation. Approximately 3,000 sq ft of Moca travertine pavers were used for the entire backyard, and the deck leading to the house was constructed with Timbertech. To learn more about Gappsi Products please follow our blog Gappsi.com/blog
Letter From the customer.
Giuseppe and his staff at Gappsi helped us to create our own vacation resort right in our backyard. The quality, attention to detail, and craftsmanship of his work was truly outstanding. He and his team were exceptionally professional and respectful as well as attentive to all of our needs and concerns. Gappsi installed a oversized free formed pool in our back yard, with spill over spas positioned on a second level patio built right next to the swimming pool. The crab orchard mini colonial wall used for the raised patio walls and light piers blend with the natural colors of the random pattern travertine as they were meant to be together. The pool patio height was built one step down from my existing paving stone patio in my back yard, and the hot tub area was built 3 steps up from the pool patio creating enough height for the water from the spillover to fall in to the pool and creating a very pleasant running water affect. Also 4 lions head wall sconces were installed, 2 on each side of the spa spillover. a jandy heater ,jandy salt chlorinator system, a polaris pool cleaner and a state of the art control system that runs all the pool equipment as well as the sprinkler system and the outdoor lights. after the installation of the back yard pool patio we went farther and had Gappsi install a new driveway in the front of the house and 2 walk ways to the back yard one on each side of the house with nicolock stone ridge in oyster blend Gappsi also designed and installed the entire landscape from trees to flower and sod the entire front and back yards. from designing to the last question of the project we did not have to deal with anyone else but Gappsi and the last thing that was done was the installation of the loop lock cover this fall . We would highly recommend Gappsi over and over again with no hesitation. Lou & Emilie Calixte, Lake Grove, NY
Designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati and installed by Gappsi, this swimming pool patio displays Winter Cream marble pavers from Bay Rock suppliers. A primary white marble with a smooth textured, semi-polished finish and tumbled edges. The pool coping is also polished winter cream marble. A raised patio area was built with columns on each side including spillover water bowls. These water bowls are made of a transparent resin that allows the light that is inside of the bowl to come through. The red light inside the spill over bowl is made to mimic fire, creating a very impressive special effect. The sun deck also incorporates a sheer descent with wall washer lights mounted underneath the coping of the sun deck, steps, and columns.
Covered patio area built by Gappsi in Huntington NY was designed as an indoor room with open walls to the outdoors. This open space outdoor living room incorporates a fireplace with a TV built into the Fiorito travertine veneered wall. Stucco was used to finish remaining walls with scattered inlays of travertine veneer. The floor was paved with travertine Fiorito French pattern. 2 skylights were installed to allow extra light also high hats and 2 ventilation fans. Extended outside a cooking island with a grill and sink. This outdoor living room makes it perfect to be away from home by just walking out the backyard door.