09th Sep 2015
Why Sprayed Concrete is The Stuff Dream Swimming Pools Are Made of
Gunite & Shotcrete (forms of sprayed concrete that are applied to a surface pneumatically that are synonymous with a Guncast pool) have a higher percentage of cement and a lower amount of water than the typical “cast-in-place” concrete, resulting in a concrete mix that is dry enough to be applied to vertical surfaces... such as swimming pool walls.
Not only can sprayed concrete swimming pools be created to suit any shape or size, they are also incredibly durable...making them the ideal option for cosmopolitan cities limited on space (like New York and London). Bespoke sprayed concrete swimming pools have long been the first choice for luxury swimming pool design, and it's not hard to see why.
Adapt to the landscape... or Building
Thanks to the flexibility of sprayed concrete, you can work around the uniqueness of any indoor or outdoor space, thereby creating the perfect size and shape of swimming pool - be it for a luxurious garden retreat, or subterranean basement spa. Once rendered, the choice of finishes is vast, so you really can amp up the wow factor with a new luxury swimming pool meticulously coordinated to your surroundings.
However you look at it, sprayed concrete swimming pools are built to last. To build one of these luxury pools, the construction crew digs a hole, puts the plumbing in place and assembles a framework grid with steel reinforcing rods (rebar). Because of this combination of steel framework and concrete creating a monolithic structure with no day joints, sprayed concrete pools are the strongest, most watertight concrete pools available and retain their shape over long period of time.
Cast-in-place concrete and fibreglass swimming pools take a longer time to build and have many more variables (beyond your control) that need to be accounted for, such as the temperature during the build. With a bespoke sprayed concrete swimming pool on the other hand, the aforementioned rebar framework equals shorter construction times, with less external factors to be concerned with.
Because the sprayed concrete method of swimming pool construction is more adaptable to bespoke swimming pool designs, the sky really is the limit when it comes to customising the swimming pool. You can create a swimming pool of any size, shape or depth and even get creative when it comes to features; think underwater benches, tanning ledges, infinity edges, water walls and more. Sprayed concrete swimming pools also offer the versatility to incorporate monolithic vessels as well. Streams, spas and even waterfalls are all within reach... if you can imagine it, we can create it.