The most popular pools today are concrete pools. Typically, concrete pools come in two forms; gunite and shotcrete. The majority of homeowners love concrete pools due to their high adaptability and durability. With concrete, you can customize your pool to match any design. But what is the difference between a gunite pool and a shotcrete pool?
Gunite is a mixture of sand, cement, and water. But water is usually mixed with gunite at the site of construction. What happens is that pool contractors use a hose with two distinct lines. They insert a dry combination of sand and cement into one line in the hose. Then, they insert water into the other line of the hose. During pool construction, the dry concrete mix integrates with the water at the nozzle to form gunite. Gunite has to get sprayed over the rebar framework at high pressure.
On the other hand, shotcrete is a combination of sand, water, and cement inserted in a high-pressure nozzle. So, typically, for shotcrete, water is pre-mixed with sand ad cement before application. Now, you can see the significant difference between gunite and shotcrete. Generally, shotcrete is a wet mix of concrete, while gunite is a dry mix of concrete combine with water at the hose’s nozzle during pool construction.
Ultimately, shotcrete and gunite pools are both products of concrete. Before settling for one option, always consult your pool builder.
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