Gunite Pool & Spa Renovations
Why have Patrick’s Pools renovate and marble dust your old Gunite pool?
An old, outdated gunite pool can be brought back to look just as good as any brand new pool built today. New coping, tile, and a fresh marbledust go a very long way towards making your pool look new again. Upgrades like elaborate entrances, waterfalls, sheer descents, fountains, and spas can easily be added to give the pool an entire new dimension. Just like the pools we build, our pool renovations are done with nothing but the best products and attention to detail. Our creative designs coupled with state-of-the-art updates will not only provide a more modern, more attractive poolscape, but will also save time & money, enhance comfort & safety, and ensure a backyard resort that’s simply more enjoyable. A full array of pool renovations & modernizations can include:
- Design modifications to shape, depth, and style
- Custom tile, stone, brick, and masonry
- Expert patio repairs and replacements
- Spas, waterfalls, fountains, and lighting
- Resurfacing with resilient color quartz finish
- Color changing lighting
- Energy saving hybrid pool pumps
Patrick Kenney found this old gunite pool on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach, Southampton abandoned for a number of years before renovation. The pool had been sitting half full with bay water that had come up through the hydrostatic valves. The new homeowner wanted to do a simple straight forward renovation on the pool and a bigger modification on the gunite spa located next to the pool.
The new homeowner decided on a complete makeover of the old spa. He wanted all the options of one of our new spas. His number one concern was that the original spa only had four return jets and he wanted to make sure that he would be getting a really great massage. We planned on a total of 22 hydrotherapy jets. Here we have 3 new jet locations marked.
Now its time to cut out a channel for our new gunite skimmer. The old skimmer was in bad shape and it also was installed so that the face of the skimmer was showing inside the spa. Our new gunite skimmer that we are installing is recessed behind the spa wall so you can’t see it. It’s a much cleaner look.
Here is a wild floor plumbing system we installed to flow enough water to our new 3 hp variable speed pumps while remaining code compliant with what limited space we had. The floor plumbing system also includes 4 air and water hydrotherapy foot massagers. With no available room to stand, much of this plumbing system was built hanging up side down. Notice how all drains are perfectly straight and aligned and all spacing is exact.
This is the newly renovated spa in action. All 22 of the Waterway hydrotherapy jets are shooting a swirling mixture of pressurized air and water. This spa gives the user an unmatched massage.
A few years later the homeowner decided he wanted a new deck and for his pool to have new rainbow stone coping, porcelain mosaic tile, and a blue marbledust. The coping stone is actually petrified wood. Here we are adding a third skimmer to the pool. We also replaced all underground plumbing and the original two skimmers.
This is the finished product. I need to go back and take some pictures on a nicer day.
Of course the spa had to match.