Pools

California Builders, Inc. wants to help you cool down this summer with your very own custom designed pool.

Pools can be installed indoors or in your backyard. We specialize in Gunite pools, which are highly durable and can be custom designed to fit any space and shape. 

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How are they built?

To build one of these pools, the construction crew digs a hole, puts the plumbing in place and assembles a framework grid with 3/8-inch steel reinforcing rods (rebar). The rebar rods are spaced about 10 inches apart, and secured together with wire. When the grid is in place, the crew sprays a heavy coating of gunite, a mixture of cement and sand, around the rebar. The sprayer unit combines dry gunite mix with water just before spraying -- this produces the wet concrete material. The crew trowels the gunite smooth and lets it sit for a week or so before applying a smooth finish to the rough surface. The most popular finish is called plaster(actually a mixture of cement and marble sand), but a lot of people finish their pools with special concrete paint. Gunite pools can also have tile, exposed aggregate or even fiberglass finishes. Gunite pools (and their cousins,shotcrete pools) are highly durable, and they can be built in any shape or size.