DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONCRETE AND GUNITE POOLS:
Concrete and Gunite pools are two construction methods whereby steel re-enforcing is installed prior to casting/application and the difference lies in the method of application:
Conrete: (Handpack) A Pre-Mixed concrete mixture by an approved concrete mixing company, with a minimum strength of 30Mpa is continuously packed forming the walls and the floor of a swimming pool, with a minimum thickness of 150mm.
Concrete: (Gunite) A graded river sand and cement mixture with a minimum of a 4:1 ratio, is pneumatically applied on the walls and floor of the swimming pool.
As the oldest family owned company since 1962, Blue Lagoon Pools has been instrumental in the drafting of minimum specifications in partnership with the SABS of South Africa as well as the NSPI (National Spa and Pool Institute of South Africa).
Blue Lagoon Pools make use of both methods and factors such as the accessibility to site, design, size and depth of the swimming pool will determine which option is used.
Advantages of a concrete pool:
Concrete pools can be made in any shape or size, which means you can have exactly the right size and shape of pool for your outdoor landscape. You don’t have to re-design your landscaping around your pool, you can design your pool to fit in with your existing landscaping. Blue Lagoon Pools has over the years built almost every size or shape pool and their trained consultants will advise you on the best option possible. You can select any finish materials to personalize your pool. Finishes such as tiling, fibreglass lining and marble plaster in an array of colours can be applied to coordinate with the rest of your landscaping. Concrete pools can be designed for specific ground conditions such as turf, clay-soil or dolomite which will ensure a problem free pool for many years without failure. The concrete method of construction is amenable to custom designs. Built-in bar stools, irregular underwater benches, beach entries, tanning ledges, linked waterfalls, spa’s entry streams and vanishing edge pools can be incorporated with the concrete method of pool building making it an outdoor leisure feature which increases the value of your property.
Due to the generations of expertise and our emphasis on quality material and proper construction control, Blue Lagoon Pools is a preferred contractor on a vast number of architects and engineers lists.