Many people have chosen to start working out today: have you? If you have ever thought of starting a vigorous workout plan, you may have considered the benefits of using a swimming pool to exercise. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that can build endurance and muscle strength while providing an all-over workout. With all of these benefits, why wouldn’t you hire pool installers?
If you’re not interested in starting an exercise program, don’t worry about it! You can do a lot more with your swimming pool than just exercise. How many times have you dreamed of coming home from a busy day at work only to hop in your pool, floating on your back with a cold drink? That sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? It doesn’t have to be.
Besides reaching your exercise goals, there are many benefits of having a swimming pool in your backyard. For one, swimming in a pool can help alleviate stress. Also, there’s nothing more refreshing than stepping into your cool swimming pool on a hot summer day. Even if you own a heated pool, you can enjoy your dip in your backyard in peace and quiet.
Also, your home can become the hub for parties and celebrations when you install a pool in your backyard. Summer is the perfect time for BBQs, and what makes a better activity than swimming? Everyone will be envious of your backyard now.
Have we convinced you to hire us to install your pool? The next step is to decide what type of pool you want. One of the most popular types is gunite swimming pools. Whether you want gunite or concrete swimming pools, you need to learn what will work best for you. And no matter which you choose, all require pool maintenance.
But what are gunite swimming pools? While these pools contain concrete, they’re different from traditional concrete swimming pools. These pools have a few key components: concrete, water, sand, cement, and steel. Your pool installers will add metal rods made of steel. Then, they will spray the mixture of concrete, water, cement, and water with a high-pressure hose. This separates gunite swimming pools from other concrete types.
Gunite pools are perfect if you want a customized pool. Have you always wanted a pool in a funky shape? You can create it when you choose to add a gunite pool to your yard! On top of their flexible customization, these pools are durable. The pool’s structure will last longer than many other types. While you may still need to hire a pool company to make a gunite pool repair eventually, you can expect the pool to stand for a long time.
However, you can’t just have a pool with gunite. Unfortunately, the curing process makes the cement, concrete, sand, and water mixture rock hard. This makes the walls and the floor of the pool uncomfortable and sometimes sharp. That’s why you need to add a pool finish to the walls and floor. A few types of finish you can add to your pool include pool plaster or tiles.
However, you may need to repair the pool surfaces more often if you choose pool plaster. While plaster costs the least amount of money to install–saving your wallet–it can break down faster, causing a pool leak. Therefore, you’ll need to check the walls for a pool crack to ensure your pool works at its highest quality. While a leak may appear small at first, it can grow into a large issue if you ignore it. The sharp nature of gunite can catch on your swimwear, or you can severely damage your pool, requiring extensive gunite pool repair. Small issues can grow large if you ignore them, so call us before you need to pay a hefty repair fee.
Since concrete is porous, algae can easily form if you don’t perform proper pool maintenance. No one wants to swim in a dirty pool, so ensure you buy the proper pool equipment–such as a brush and a vacuum–and use them regularly. On top of this essential equipment, you need pool filters, and you should hire a pool cleaner whenever it needs a filter cleaning.
Gunite pools can come with many issues, such as needing plumbing repairs or pool resurfacing. Since the pool finish can form algae so quickly and pool plaster can break down, you may need pool resurfacing more often than you would think. You’ll know that you need resurfacing if your pool water appears lower than normal. There are some issues that acid wash and a sand filter can’t help, and a pool leak is one of them.
Also, it’s important to know that it takes a while to install or repair a gunite swimming pool. It can take two months to install a gunite pool, and you’ll need to wait at least two weeks after a pool resurfacing before you can swim. If you don’t have any plans for a large pool party anytime soon, installing a gunite pool may be perfect for you.
Now that you know all about gunite pools and gunite pool repair, you can start dreaming about everything you’ll do in your brand new pool.