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Water Features for Your Gunite Pool [Infographic]

Posted by Lucas Firmin on May 21, 2021 4:32:45 PM

Adding water features to your gunite pool can add dramatic changes in your pool’s appearance as well as create a calming and appealing ambiance.  The type of water feature you add to your pool is a personal choice based on how you want your pool to feel and function.  Here are four features that we commonly see added when building a pool.  

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Topics: Pool Customization, Gunite Pools, Water Features

Home Pools in Baton Rouge: 5 Custom Pool Designs [Infographic]

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Mar 24, 2021 9:45:00 AM

When it comes to building a residential pool, you have a lot of options.  While some pool companies may limit you to a pre-determined number of selections, this is common for fiberglass pools, custom designed gunite pools offer limitless possibilities.  Your pool builder can create a design that meets your needs.  Here are five different custom pool designs and what they offer.  Of course, these can modified to make your pool unique to suit your taste.

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Topics: Pool Customization, Gunite Pools

Baton Rouge Home Swimming Pools: What is Gunite?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Apr 18, 2018 12:24:57 PM

If you’re considering having a pool built at your home, you’ll have a lot options.  Everything from design to landscaping to furniture to additional features can seem overwhelming.  But one of the first decisions to make is the material that you want your pool to be made of.  There are liner pools, fiberglass pools, and gunite pools.  Two of these choices you may be familiar with, you’re also likely familiar with the third, but possibly by a different name; which begs the question, “what is gunite?"

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Topics: Gunite Pools

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Home With a Pool

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Jun 7, 2017 11:13:15 AM

You’ve made a checklist as you begin the search for your growing family’s new home. You have done your due diligence, including: meeting with a real estate agent to discuss school districts, convenience to work and shopping, as well as the other intangibles you’re looking for.  Finally, your discussion comes to an element that will instantly eliminate many potential homes on your list, a swimming pool. Nationally, only about 10% of homes have swimming pools, and that is accurate for the Baton Rouge market as well. 

While it would be nice to take a dip at the new home and occupy the kids during the summer, it is very important to consider a few things when buying a home with a swimming pool.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance, Gunite Pools

Why Your Baton Rouge Pool Builder Uses Shotcrete

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Dec 21, 2016 1:22:26 PM

Your holiday season has been a huge success. All 25,000 lights on your house lit up on the first try, your obnoxious cousin’s RV broke down outside of town, and your Christmas bonus arrived right on schedule. Now, there’s only one thing left to do--install your in-ground swimming pool!

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Topics: Shotcrete, Gunite Pools, Pool Construction