Benefits of a shotcrete pool shell

If you are thinking about building a pool in California, the first questions that might come to your mind will be: “What will be the best structural material to build my pool so it won’t crack or break during an earthquake?”, “If at some point in ten years I want to remodel it or simply, a material that can give me piece of mind that the pool will be structurally sound, what would it be?” 

This article explains why “Shotcrete” is the superior approach for building pools.

 Shotcrete is a mix of sand, gravel, cement and water, shot in place to create your pool shell using compressed air. Sometimes referred to as pneumatically applied concrete, shotcrete gives us the ability to create free formed swimming pools, spas, water features, retaining walls and more.

Benefits of shotcrete:

  • Highly durable: Shotcrete pools are highly durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions. They are resistant to cracking and can last for many years without needing significant repairs. Shotcrete has higher compressive and flexural strengths than gunite due to the fact that it is a wet-mix process. This makes it an excellent investment for homeowners who want a pool that will last for many years. So, if your question is, gunite or shotcrete? The answer is shotcrete.
  • Increase home value and a good selling point: A shotcrete pool can increase the value of your home, making it an excellent investment for homeowners who plan to sell their property in the future, you should mention “this is a shotcrete pool” giving prospective buyers a piece of mind the pool shell is extremely hard to break. They are highly desirable and can help make your home stand out in the real estate market. Overall, shotcrete pools are an excellent choice for homeowners who want a highly durable, customizable, low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and valuable pool. 
  • Cleaner installation day: Shotcrete is a premixed material at a concrete plant and not mixed on site like gunite. Although both are shot using a concrete pump and compressed air, shotcrete installations will be less dusty/less residues during application day preventing the exterior of your home (windows and adjacent doors), worksite and street from more dust, again, simply because the material comes premixed and not mixed on site.
  • Customizable: Shotcrete pools can be customized to fit any space, making them an excellent choice for homeowners with limited outdoor space. They can be molded into any shape or size, which means you can create a pool that fits your unique style, space, and preferences.

If you’re considering a pool for your home, a shotcrete pool may be the perfect choice for you.

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