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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Marble Patio Backyard Renovation Hauppauge NY

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-3Check out Gappsi’s latest marble patio backyard renovation located on Long Island New York.  The outdoor areas of your home can serve as a beautiful and functional extension to the inside. With the right architecture and landscaping, your outdoor space can transform into a stunning aspect of your home that draws attention and welcomes friends and loved ones.

Whether you are looking to update your patio space, add a pool area, or create a truly unique outdoor experience – we can help.


We started with redoing the patio masonry and installing G040 Marble Pavers. Marble, known for its elegance and sophistication is a popular natural stone option.  Marble pavers can add a sense of luxury and boldness to your outdoor space that other stones just can’t do. Due to the natural veining patterns in marble, your pavers will each be unique in addition, they will enhance the beauty of your entire outdoor oasis.

Marble Features

  • Skid Resistance
  • Naturally Cool
  • Durability
  • Low Maintenance
  • No two stones are the same

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-5A U-shaped outdoor kitchen was installed and veneered with Nantucket Eldorado cultured stones.  The classic elegance and intricate detail of small stones combined with the simplicity of a panel system give this stone the appearance of a precision hand-laid dry-stack set. This stone type makes installation easy for expansive walls and column fascias alike.

In the outdoor kitchen, we installed all Twin Eagles appliances, including a sink, a separate bar sink, storage cabinets, and a Summit refrigerator.  Transform your backyard into a full-service kitchen.  Gappsi offers an extensive collection of built-in under-counter outdoor refrigerators, freezers, kegerators, and icemakers by Summit. Their weatherproof selection brings safe and stylish food service to any home or commercial setting.


Adding to the backyard cooking experience is a Primo Grill Smoker as well as an Alfa Pizza Oven.  The invention of the wheel has nothing on the patented Primo Oval design smoking system.  Primo has the size grill for you whether you are tailgating & camping, grilling for the family in the backyard, or hosting a large gathering.  From their flagship Jack Daniel’s Edition Oval XL 400 to the classic round Kamado. Every Primo grill is a primary outdoor cooker.  Anyone can be added to a built-in outdoor kitchen or to complement an existing grill or smoker.  Gappsi installed the X-Large Charcoal Primo Grill.  The grill provides the largest cooking area and the patented oval shape offers superior cooking efficiency and accessibility. Grill, bake, roast, or smoke any food.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NYALFA FORNI PIZZA OVEN

The Alfa Pizza Oven is the secret to savoring pizza at home that’s just as good as a pizzeria’s. With so many designs to choose from which one is right for you?  Choose the aesthetic line that best represents you and enhances your outdoor spaces.  Enjoy grilling, baking, and stewing delicious meals, and test yourself with Alfa Forni’s delicious recipes. These pizza ovens are characterized by careful design, high-quality materials, and attention to detail. Alfa’s designs are suitable for both rustic and modern design homes, for use indoors, in the garden, or on the terrace. Alfa transforms the traditional way of cooking into an object of design. Discover the full range of wood-fired ovens of Alfa Forni.  We installed the Alfa Forni FUTURO 4 Pizza oven.


The backyard swimming pool was also remodeled with new plumbing and new equipment.  Replacing your equipment or reworking the plumbing can help to make all your equipment run more efficiently which can lead to several benefits including reduced costs to operate your pool, a cleaner and clearer pool, and less wear and tear on your pool pump.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-4The patio consists of G040 marble pavers selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection. We used a French pattern for the patio and two-inch copings for the pool edges.  Marble pavers are a great choice for the pool area. Marble pavers resist bacteria, preventing any harmful elements from thriving in the pool area. Tumbled marble pavers provide a strong grip to prevent slipping and falling incidents.

Marble tiles are heat resistant too, which means that anyone walking around the pool area will keep their feet cool, making it less likely to injure themselves from the sun’s heat.  This is an exceptionally important consideration if you have children and the elderly living with you.

With the huge options available for pool coping, the possibilities are wide. You can experiment with different styles based on your taste. In most cases, homeowners prefer neutral colors and materials to ensure that the coping effortlessly merges with the existing look. However, with customized options, you have the complete flexibility to design your space just the way you want.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY1MONTIGO FIREPLACE

We built a new fireplace and installed a Montigo fireplace insert.  Montigo’s lines of exceptional fireplaces may be just what you’re looking for. The signature design of Montigo fireplaces means you’ll always get sleek styling and a great view of your fire, whether you have them installed indoors or out. This particular model has a blower as well inside to blow hot hair up to the sitting area. The fireplace structure was veneered with Nantucket Eldorado cultured stones and G040 coping for the shelves of the fireplace.


Some landscaping of the backyard area was completed with Gappsi’s team by adding to the existing landscape. Landscape design allows you to embrace nature in a manicured and predictable way, but the plants themselves have other benefits. Adding rich amounts of foliage may improve the air quality around your home. Plants absorb harmful pollutants and chemicals, purifying the air without the use of electricity or machinery.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-2PATIO SEALING

The patio was sealed also to help prevent weeds.  Sealing the stones also makes it easier to clean and protect the pavers. This is the latest Gappsi Backyard renovation in Hauppauge NY. Text us now at 631-543-1177 to schedule your meeting with Giuseppe.


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