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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

Comparing Shotcrete to Fiberglass: What’s Best for Your Baton Rouge Pool?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Feb 15, 2018 10:54:35 AM

Paper or plastic, mustard or mayonnaise, cat person or dog person.  We all have different preferences for a number of different things.  While most of these are based on our opinions, when it comes to building your in-ground pool in Baton Rouge, some options have more tangible benefits than others. The main one being what your pool is actually made of. 

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Topics: Shotcrete, Gunite Pools

Will a Pool Fit in My Small Baton Rouge Backyard?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Feb 10, 2017 12:43:37 PM

With spring just around the corner, every part of you is itching to get outside. And this year, oh, this year is going to be magnificent. You’ve been saving and planning for a big backyard overhaul, with one key desire in mind—an in-ground pool that’s all your own.

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Topics: Gunite Pools, Pool Construction

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

Why This Baton Rouge Pool Builder Goes for Gunite

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Dec 15, 2016 12:32:27 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