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Thread: Vinyl vs Gunite Pool Construction in the South

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    Vinyl vs Gunite Pool Construction in the South

    Can someone educate me on why there are no Gunite pools in the south. I live in Alabama and everything here is Vinyl, why is that???
    I lived in JAX FL and had Gunite.
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    Re: Vinyl vs Gunite Pool Construction in the South

    D,

    Funny, my Wild Guess would have been that 3/4 of all pools built in the south are gunite pools. They are in the area where I live anyway.

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    Re: Vinyl vs Gunite Pool Construction in the South

    Cost is the factor in my area. You can get a similar size pool 25-50% less money going vinyl over gunite.
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    Re: Vinyl vs Gunite Pool Construction in the South

    There are gubite pools in Alabama. We had one there. Maybe google gunite builders? Here is one: Gunite Pools - Hughes Pools Spas

    Alabama does have peacock pavers available locally .. so jealous!
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    Re: Vinyl vs Gunite Pool Construction in the South

    This pool was already here when we bought the house. I dont think I would ever pay to have vinyl installed.
    15,000 gal In-Ground Vinyl, Jacuzzi Laser Sand Filter w/ 1.5hp Pump , Polaris Cleaner w/ 1hp Pump, Taylor K-2006-C Test Kit

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