When evaluating pool builders, particularly Gunite Pool Builders and Shotcrete Pool Companies – it’s important to note that there are some distinct disparities. Building a gunite pool or shotcrete pool is one of the hardest most engineering demanding methods of pool construction. Because of the longevity and high quality nature of the product, it’s a more skill demanding process to complete a successful intstallation. It’s important to note that most pool builders prefer Fiberglass or Vinyl Liner pool installations over Gunite. The material costs, skillset for necessary tradesmen, and timeline for constructing a Gunite or Shotcrete pool are higher than with other types of pools. Consequently, this is why many pool companies shy away from Gunite pools and Shotcrete pools. The necessary skills to construct one are just too demanding for most contractors.
Concrete pools are superior in every way shape and form from their respective counterparts. All things being equal, some pools are more equal than others. A gunite or shotcrete pool allows the flexibility and versatility to be 100% completely customizable. A wide array of high end materials, interiors, and components are exclusively available for concrete pools. While Shotcrete is considered a kissing cousin to Gunite, it is a considerable upgrade in terms of shortening the length of time for construction, particularly the concrete phase. This is why Crystal Blue Aquatics has decided long ago that if we were going to build pools, we would build the very best, most high quality product on the market. We give our customers the option of either a gunite pool or a shotcrete pool installation. We are experts at both and there are some distinct advantages & disadvantages both share. However, as far as quality of construction go, they far surpass a Fiberglass or Vinyl Liner pool hands down.