Concrete Pools


What is a concrete pool

Concrete pools are made from either shotcrete, gunite, or poured concrete and are reinforced with steel bars to create a strong, durable structure. Unlike other pool materials such as fiberglass or vinyl, concrete pools offer endless customization options as they can be molded into any shape or size and include features such as waterfalls or built-in seating areas. Concrete pools are known for their longevity and low-maintenance requirements, making them popular among homeowners seeking a long-lasting, beautiful outdoor space.

What is Shotcrete

Shotcrete is a construction method that involves spraying a high-velocity mixture of cement, sand, and water onto a surface. It’s a popular choice for pool construction and retaining walls and tunnels. 

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With its durability, strength, and design flexibility, shotcrete pools offer several benefits over traditional concrete. Unlike concrete, it doesn’t require a form or mold, making it faster and more efficient. Plus, it can be used for both indoor and outdoor projects.

What is Gunite

Gunite is a construction technique that involves spraying a dry mixture of sand, cement, and water onto a surface. It’s often used in pool construction and offers strength, durability, and design flexibility. 

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We can mold our gunite inground pools into any shape or design, making it a popular choice for custom pool designs. 

What is Poured Concrete

Concrete poured pools are meticulously crafted by pouring liquid concrete into a carefully prepared excavation. We use a metal framework to outline the pool’s shape.

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Once the framework is in place, the concrete is poured in a controlled manner, allowing it to settle and form a solid structure. This pouring technique ensures seamless integration and provides the pool with strength, durability, and endless design options.

Pros Of a Concrete Pool


Known for their durability and customization, concrete pools are a wise investment:

  • Durability: Concrete pools are incredibly durable and can last decades with proper maintenance, making them an excellent investment for your home.
  • Customization: Because concrete is a flexible material, it can be molded into almost any shape or design, allowing for a unique and customized pool.
  • Value: Concrete pools offer a greater overall value in the long run, increasing your home’s value and providing a great return on investment.
  • Strength: Concrete is a strong material, making it resistant to damage and wear and tear from regular use.
  • Can be Resurfaced: Concrete looking worn and used? Instead of replacing the entire pool, you can resurface it. This brings back the youthful appearance of the pool for a fraction of the price.
  • Aesthetics: With various color and texture options, concrete pools can be customized to fit seamlessly into your backyard and complement your home’s aesthetic.

With the freedom and flexibility to create a completely custom design, a concrete pool will allow you to push the boundaries of your imagination. From Grottos to waterfalls, infinity edges, attached spas and even beach entries, a concrete pool gives you the freedom to create the most custom of spaces.

Cons Of a Concrete Pool


Although concrete pools are an amazing option when it comes to design, there are a few drawbacks to consider when making your decision.

  • Cost: Concrete pools require a higher initial investment than other pool materials, such as vinyl or fiberglass.
  • Installation Time: Installing a concrete pool can take longer than other pool materials due to the necessary curing time of the concrete.
  • Maintenance: While concrete pools require less maintenance in the long run, they need more maintenance upfront, such as regular brushing and cleaning to prevent algae growth and surface stains.
  • Cracking: While durable; concrete pools can be vulnerable to soil movements and earthquakes.
  • Chemical Imbalance: Concrete pools typically require more attention early in the season to balance the water’s chemistry and maintain the proper pH.

Shotcrete vs Gunite Pools


In pool construction, shotcrete and gunite are two of the most popular materials. Both involve spraying a mixture of cement, sand, and water onto a surface, although their preparation differs. Shotcrete uses a pre-mixed wet mixture, while gunite uses a dry combination mixed with water at the nozzle. While both methods offer strength, durability, and design flexibility, gunite pools are known for their unique, custom designs.

A Concrete Pool Is a Good Fit For:


Although a concrete pool will come with a higher upfront cost, homeowners can save money on repairs and maintenance costs because of the extreme durability of the structure. Concrete pools are on the higher end of the price spectrum, and are typically a good fit for those with a budget of $85K and up. These pools make a bold statement and they will enhance any space.

Custom Design

With its flexibility in design; concrete can be molded into almost any shape or size, allowing for endless customization options. Expand the limits of what’s possible by adding a grotto, waterfall, infinity edge, attached spa or even a beach entry.


Because of cure times, installation will take longer; however, with the durability of construction and resistance to wear and tear, a concrete pool will withstand the test of time and provide years of enjoyment for your family.

Contact Us!


Elevate your backyard to the next level with Evergreen Hardscaping’s custom concrete pools. If you’re looking for a concrete pool we have you covered. With our innovative designs and top-of-the-line materials, we’ll transform your outdoor space into an oasis perfect for entertaining, relaxing, and making memories. 

From the initial consultation to the final product, we’re committed to delivering exceptional results and exceeding your expectations. Contact us today to get started.