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

Scott Valentine


Michael Blagg


I have been working with John Mancha for over a decade now. He has built several walls for me.

Great work ethic and a great family man.

Caleb Payne


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

Rick Morgan


John, Chris and their crews built us a beautiful pool, retaining wall and drainage system. After the March 25th tornadoes and rain, our pool was flooded with mud and John and Chris came out, put in a much better drainage system, sodded our side-yard, fixed our neighbors yards and made things right. Highly recommend Mancha for any project!

Ken Osburn


Gunite Pool Photo Gallery

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