Here in the North we make still have a foot of snow on the ground but I guarantee you spring is right around the corner.  It is the time to start thinking about summer fun especially if you are considering the addition of an in-ground gunite swimming pool.  A swimming pool is a terrific investment to consider.  Not only will it bring you hours of at home entertainment and exercise but it also increases the value of your home and property. A swimming pool built into your homes landscape comes with many decisions to be made.   Below are some tips to help ease you through the process of planning and installing a concrete swimming pool to enjoy this summer.

With the installation of a pool your home value instantly increases.  Construction of an in-ground, concrete swimming pool is an investment that not only adds value to your homes equity but also to the beautification of your landscape.  A gunite swimming pool is a permanent addition to your home thus giving added value to your home.  Added value in equity and the enjoyment you will experience at your own home.

When adding a pool to your backyard landscape you are altering the overall feel of your home.  You turn an ordinary home into a lavish retreat.  Breathtaking views are had when you add in landscaping, decking and a grilling station for all the outdoor enjoyment you can fathom.  Your home will quickly become a gathering point for friends and family.

When it comes to the installation of the new in-ground gunite swimming pool you have a ton of choices to make.  The pools plaster finish can be done in a variety of colors and designs as well as plaster finishes that will make your pool stand out.  Certain finishes can increase the longevity of the pools plaster allowing the pool finish to be practically maintenance free for years to come.

Concrete is the most resilient material a swimming pool can be made from.  Having a gunite swimming pool installed over vinyl or fiberglass, will leave you free of worry over cracks and tears for decades.  Although the expense of installing a concrete swimming pool is larger than vinyl upfront it will pay off in the end with the being free of maintenance for years to come.  The pools plaster will need to be reapplied every few decades, but this is a small price to pay for the years of maintenance free swimming a gunite pool will provide for your family.

A concrete pool can be poured in any shape or design imaginable.  When you are deciding upon a shape for your new pool it is best to meet with a pool designer and in-ground pool digger.  They will be able to advise you on what will look best in your space as well as giving you the most room possible for swimming enjoyment.  It takes about thirty to ninety days to get your new pool constructed and ready for fun.  Now is the time to start the process if you want to be enjoying fun in the sun in your own backyard this summer!