Concrete pools can be virtually any shape – The possibilities are endless, with wide range of features – from uniquely shaped steps and tanning ledges to spas, vanishing edges, fountains and even islands and beach entries. In-floor cleaning systems and special lighting features are becoming more standard these days as well.
A concrete pool is built by spraying a specially formulated concrete mixture under high pressure over a web of structural steel bars. There are two spray-in-place processes used in the marketplace. One is Gunite, which is wetted while mixing during the spray process. The other is Shotcrete, which is premixed to specific requirements at a concrete batch plant prior to spraying in place. At Gib-San we believe the Shotcrete system is a much better system because it provides greater control on both the mix consistency and its specifications. Also we have the ability to add aggregate to the mix for added strength, something that can’t be done in the Gunite process. This concrete application creates a monolithic structure - one continuous surface with no seams - that will withstand earth movement and the test of time. The interior surface is then coated with an array of Marblelite coating textures and tones. Decorative tiles and coping are all available in wide selection of options. Periodic surface refinishing is recommended to keep the pool looking its best, with timing of this dependent on the coating and pool environment.
A concrete pool is a good investment for your home – Not only does it add intrinsic value with its beauty, but historically it has been proven to add value simply by the relative rising replacement value of building custom concrete over the years.
Gib-San vinyl lined pools are built with precision quality steel wall kits manufactured for durability and years of service. They are custom fitted with liners that retain an even vinyl thickness throughout the pool for long lasting performance and fade resistant beauty. Walls can be insulated to lessen heat loss, while providing a softer finish. This is an option.
High quality installation standards – Gib-San customizes these vinyl liner pools with the same professional approach to building concrete pools. Attention to detail is given starting with the dig, foundation structure and plumbing - ending with the visible surface materials. Our plumbing and foundation work is similar to the standards used on concrete pools.
Endless features – From cantilevered rock copings, overhanging waterfalls, easy-entry steps and seating areas with massage jets to in-pool and peripheral lighting. See the Photo Gallery - Vinyl Lined Pools to see just how beautiful vinyl liner pools can be.
Pool shapes seem almost endless – In addition to considering the wide selection shown in the "Photo Gallery – Vinyl Lined Pools", refer also to pool shapes. This is a listing of popular shapes, but if you don’t see what you are after, chances are we can do it.
Beautiful liner patterns and colours – Link to the vinyl liners to view the selection of liner patterns.