Build the ultimate, custom-designed backyard retreat with an extraordinary gunite pool from Orange County Pools & Spas. Uninhibited by size and shape restrictions, a gunite in-ground pool can exceed even the most discerning of tastes. A framework of rebar reinforces a 10” thick sprayed layer of concrete and sand, making your pool’s indestructible foundation one that will last a lifetime. We’ll then personalize your chosen pool finish with plaster, paint, tile, exposed aggregate, or fiberglass. Your beautiful gunite pool will add value to your home and lifestyle. Transform your backyard into an oasis you’ll never want to leave with a gunite pool from Orange County Pools & Spas.
Gunite pools are one of the three types of in-ground pools we install. First, our crew digs a hole, puts the plumbing in place and assembles a framework grid with 3/8-inch steel reinforcing rebar rods. The rebar rods are spaced about 10 inches apart and secured with wire. When the grid is in place, the crew sprays a heavy coating of gunite, a mixture of cement and sand, around the rebar. The sprayer unit combines dry gunite mix with water just before spraying. This produces the wet concrete material. The crew trowels the gunite smooth and lets it sit for a week or so before applying a smooth finish to the rough surface. The most popular finish is called plaster, a mixture of cement and marble sand, but a lot of people finish their pools with special concrete paint. Gunite pools can also have tile, exposed aggregate or fiberglass finishes. Gunite pools are highly durable, and they can be built in any shape or size.