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Pool Design and Consultation from the Experts

Great design leads to great projects and great projects take time to design. Southern Poolscapes’ consultants take the time necessary to design the project to your needs and specifications. Whether its gunite, vinyl or a fiberglass pool, it’s more important to take a little longer at the beginning of the project than regret the results for years to come. Southern Poolscapes works with local architects, engineers and our own in-house design team to collaborate and construct your project.

CALL FOR CONSULTATION: Gulfport & Hattiesburg, MS (228-263-4525), Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL (251-929-8990), and Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL ( 850-530-4085) and neighboring cities.

After contacting Southern Poolscapes, one of our Design Consultants will schedule a site meeting to make sure that the shape and size of the desired gunite pool will fit within the space available and follow municipal zoning restrictions.

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Swimming Pool Consultation—What is Discussed

During the consultation our representative will take measurements of the yard along with elevations as needed. The conversation will cover the style of pools (free-form, geometric, contemporary, or traditional) along with construction techniques. We will go over your objectives and the features you would like to incorporate while discussing items like salt systems, LED lighting, superior circulation, variable speed pumps, and automation. Items also considered will be pool placement, privacy issues, landscape, fire features, and decking options. We will integrate the selected options into your package and suggest labor saving equipment like the salt system and automatic cleaners to reduce maintenance. Material discussion is a crucial step as well, since items like pavers, travertine decking, glass tile, pebble finishes, fire features, and water features affect the final numbers on the gunite pool project.

After our initial meeting your designer will take the information and create a comprehensive layout of the project. This portion can take between 3-6 days depending on the scale of your design. A plan is usually emailed or delivered for evaluation at this point. Once we are on the right track with the design, we can start applying numbers and re-evaluate the pool as needed.

Gunite Pool

Gunite pools offer the most flexibility in design due to the handcrafted nature of their construction. Whether it is geometric or free-form, clean simple lines or meandering curves, anything is possible with gunite swimming pool construction:

  • Water-in-transit is easily achieved in gunite pool construction
  • Infinity edges
  • Perimeter vanishing edges
  • Waterfalls
  • Floor cleaning systems
  • Built-in Spas
  • The limit is only your imagination. 

You can select a design that mimics and fits the landscape or create a brand new vista in your backyard. This means the right size and perfect shape can be coordinated to your design tastes.

The finishes on a gunite swimming pool also provide the largest variety or color and material. From large aggregate finishes, tumbled glass or fine polished plaster. Plenty of choices to coordinate with your outdoor living area or pool decking with your in-ground swimming pool.  

Because gunite pool construction is more amenable to custom work, the sky really is the limit when it comes to amenities on your swimming pool. Beyond size, shape and depth, gunite pools can be modified with barstools, benches, tanning ledges and waterfalls.

The flexibility of the material means you can customize a swimming pool to your specific taste and budget.

We look forward to designing your unique project and inspiring space!

CALL FOR CONSULTATION: Gulfport & Hattiesburg, MS (228-263-4525), Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL (251-929-8990), and Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL ( 850-530-4085) and neighboring cities.



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We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in AL:

  • Fort Morgan
  • Elberta
  • Loxley
  • Saraland
  • Semmes
  • Silverhill

The following towns in Florida: Pensacola, Perdido Key, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Cantonment, Pace, Milton, Pensacola Beach and Innerarity Shores.

The following towns in Mississippi: Hattiesburg, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, and Diamondhead.