We want you to have the best quality swimming pool that lasts you a lifetime. That’s why we reinforce the entire pool, from the start, with standard weld mesh. Extra reinforcement is implemented at stress points for extra durability.
Further reinforcements are created at the surrounding perimeter using bond beams featuring 10mm high tensile rods. Steel specifications do vary depending on soil conditions. In Dolomite soil, steel with a 4 times heavier specification is essential i.e. Y10mm rods at 200 centres throughout the pool.
The pool’s shell is then created by using Gunite, a pneumatically applied concrete. Gunite mix consists of 4 parts sand to 1 part cement with a thickness that can vary between 130 to 150mm. The pool shell will be guaranteed for a period of 20 years against structural failure due to faulty workmanship or defective materials. Proper water management / drainage around immediate pool area is essential. The water must not be allowed to undermine the pool shell in which case the shell will not be guaranteed at all.
Proper expansion joints in the pool’s surroundings are necessary. Failure to comply will result in horizontal cracks in mosaics and gunite shell.
The guarantee does not cover the pool being emptied without written permission from the contractor
SA Gunite Pools is a Gunite / Marblite Company | We do not repair or build fibreglass pools