Gunite & Concrete Swimming Pools

in Birmingham, Al

Are you thinking of adding a swimming pool in Birmingham, Al? Consider a concrete/gunite pool. It might be more affordable than you realize. A concrete pool adds value to your property. They are also customizable in size, color, and features. Want your own lagoon or lazy river? We will work with you on the design of your dreams.

Shotcrete And Gunite Differences

Shotcrete & Gunite are two different methods for “concrete” pools. The difference is primarily in the mixing of the concrete, but the end result is the same. Both are jetted on to reinforced rebar walls. The term “Gunite” is the more common term and may be used for concrete pools in general.

The Construction Process

Once you decide on a pool, we will work with you on the design and details. From there, we will layout the pool size and shape on your property to confirm the exact location. The next step is excavation to prepare the site. Then we install the wood and the rebar framework. After the frame is in place, we add the circulatory system of the pool – plumbing and piping. Once we shoot the concrete (gunite is applied to rebar) the pool takes shape. The coping adds a decorative statement for the pool edge. Coping is the stone or concrete used to cap off the swimming pool's shell walls. The water’s top edge is personalized with ceramic tile. The icing on the cake is the plaster. The plaster can be almost any color. Once we add pool accessories and complete the deck, we are ready to "open" your pool for swimming.

Gunite Pool Plaster Colors

Mancha Hardscapes offers a wide variety of plaster finishes. Our specialty - plaster colors can be mixed together to create truly unique swimming pool finish.
Take a look at the variety of our all of our plaster colors HERE.

Contact us

Are you ready for a new gunite swimming pool? Give us a call (205) 849-9117. If you have questions or concerns, we will be glad to answer those for you.


Our Services

Karen Paul


We had Mancha Hardscapes Pools and Spas install our pool, spa and hardscapes several years ago and have absolutely loved our space. John is great and so easy to work with. Recently we had a problem with our pavers and even though it was not related to his work, he returned my call within an hour to help me. We would never choose anyone else to build our pool or outdoor space. Excellent service, quality work!

Tragg Tew


Always does a beautiful job

Sameer Ather


Joshua Browning


Caleb Payne


Couldn’t have asked for more quality of work by even a greater group of guys. Defiantly will be sending referals

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Contact Us

7051 Meadowlark Drive, Suite 204
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

(205) 849-9117

Mancha Hardscapes Pools & Spas

7051 Meadowlark Drive, Suite 204
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Phone: (205) 849-9117

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm