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Baton Rouge Home Swimming Pools: What is Gunite?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Apr 18, 2018 1:24:57 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 12:13:15 PM

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 This Baton Rouge Pool Builder Goes for Gunite

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Dec 15, 2016 1:32:27 PM

Okay. You’ve done your research. You’ve got a pretty good understanding of the pros and cons of above-ground, vinyl-liner, fiberglass and gunite pools in Baton Rouge. And now you think it’s time to talk to your pool builder. 

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Topics: Gunite Pools

Baton Rouge Pools: Gunite vs. Fiberglass

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Apr 12, 2016 5:42:19 PM

This is it. The final straw. The air is thickening with the moist heat of the impending Louisiana summer, and you need the cool escape of a pool. You can’t wait every year for the public pools to open in May. And you certainly don’t want to fight the crowds for a decent lounge chair all summer-long. Not when you have an open backyard and that nice tax refund filling your pocket.

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Topics: Gunite Pools