Concrete, Vinyl-lined, Stainless Steel Construction?

When deciding on whether the pool should be concrete, vinyl-lined, or stainless steel, it comes down to design objectives, budget and personal preference. Gib-San applies the same attention to detail whichever you choose.

Custom concrete pools

The design possibilities of concrete pools are endless – with a wide range of features from uniquely shaped steps and tanning ledges to spas, vanishing edges, fountains, beach entries and even islands. In-floor cleaning systems and special lighting features are also fast becoming standard options as well.

A concrete pool is built by spraying a specially formulated concrete mixture under high pressure over a web of structural steel bars. There are two spray-in-place processes used in the marketplace. One is Gunite which is wetted and batch mixed on-site during the spray process. The other is Shotcrete which Gib-San uses. It is the generally accepted standard of pneumatic applied concrete used in most major construction from bridges, tunnels, high rise buildings to swimming pools. It is premixed to very specific requirements at a sophisticated concrete plant prior to spraying. This provides greater control of both its specifications and the mix consistency for the complete pool build project.

A Pebbletec interior finish is recommended for concrete pools. It is a patented process of durable, naturally beautiful pebbles. It is much more durable than the plaster or marble finishes that required more frequent refinishing. Choose from 48 different colours in 3 distinct finishes, all with a durable finish, brighter colours and more strength that other finishes. Pebble Tec is only available from a select list of Licensed Pebble Tec Installers, ensuring consistency and quality in design.

A concrete pool is a good investment for your home – Not only does it add intrinsic value with its beauty, but historically it has been proven to add value simply by the relative rising replacement value of building custom concrete over the years. Concrete is considerably more expensive than vinyl due to the added materials durability and design features. Estate homes most often opt for concrete pools considered more in keeping with estate architectural standards.

Custom Vinyl-Lined Pools

Gib-San vinyl-lined pools are built with quality steel wall kits manufactured for durability and years of service. Design flexibility has advanced a lot in the last couple of decades to allow for very creative pool shapes. They are custom fitted with liners that retain an even vinyl thickness throughout the pool for long lasting performance and fade resistant beauty. You have the option of insulating the walls to lessen heat loss while also providing a softer wall feel.

High quality installation standards. Gib-San customizes these vinyl liner pools with the same professional approach to building concrete pools. The plumbing and foundation work standards are similar to that used on concrete pools.

Endless features – From molded easy-entry steps and sunning ledges to cantilevered rock coping and waterfalls to in-pool lighting and seating areas with massage jets. See just how beautiful these pools can be in the Photo Gallery – Vinyl Lined Pools

Choose a pool shape – Technology has advanced to making it possible to make vinyl pools almost any shape. Review the selection shown in the “Photo Gallery – Vinyl Lined Pools” for ideas. But if you don’t see what you are after, chances are we can still do it.

Select liner patterns and colours – Click here to view the wide selection of liner patterns.

Pure Stainless is Canada’s leading stainless steel pool and spa manufacturer. Purity – in the form of clean designs and quality products – is our staple. We specialize in luxurious, custom residential and commercial projects that offer clients unmatched beauty, durability and sustainability.

The aesthetic beauty of our stainless steel pools and spas is unmatched. Coming in three finish options (stainless, tile trim and full tile), our products can be customized to complement your unique style and vision. When paired with additional design components, such as waterfalls, fire features and stonework, our projects stand out from the rest, offering unparalleled elegance.
Our products require less long-term maintenance and repairs than other competitive construction materials. When properly maintained, our pools and spas will not delaminate, crack, peel, discolour, leak or require renewing finishes over the lifespan of the vessel. Plus, our stainless pools and spas weigh at least three times less than concrete or Gunite™ vessels of similar size and maintain watertight reliability, significantly reducing material construction cost and structural demands.
Stainless steel is a green product. It is 100% recyclable, as it is not coated with any toxic material and does not produce toxic run-off. During production, stainless steel uses scrap metal as its primary raw material, with up to 70% of the product coming from recycled material. Increased efficiency in process technology has also decreased the amount of energy required to manufacture stainless steel. Our vessels truly do not “leave a stain” on the environment.
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Pure Stainless provides a wide selection of tile options to meet your design needs and preferences. We will work with you to ensure your finish option complements your project’s colour scheme, style and décor. Our seasoned tilers can bring any custom project to life with ease and expertise to deliver a spectacular, sleek finished look.
The all-stainless finish offers a clean and contemporary look. A non-directional buffed finish is applied to all interior stainless steel surfaces.
This option combines both stainless and tile. The floor, seats, step treads, waterline and top lip are finished with your tile choice. The walls and step risers are then finished in non-directionally buffed stainless steel for a polished, vibrant look.
The entire interior surface is clad with tile, without any visible stainless steel.

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Gib-San Creation Process

The Gib-San design team has refined a process that makes it easier to design a pool and landscape creation that best captures your family’s vision for your backyard resort. Key to it is capturing your lifestyle needs, providing you with a good overview of the options, and then refining the plan through an interactive process with the designer to make sure it meets both your dream and your budget.

Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders List 2019

Pool & Spa News presents the most revenue-generating, well-rounded builders in the swimming pool and spa industry for the 16th year,. They recognize the builders who shine the most in five criteria:

  • Revenue 
  • Staff Management and Training,
  • Industry Associations and Community Involvement
  • Web Presence 

This is the fourth year Gib-San has been ranked in the Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builder list. While ranked 11th overall in 2019, Gib-San ranked even higher in the following categories.

  • Staff Management: Average tenure among a company’s staff, along with its level of training and education, as seen in its in-house training regimens, continuing education, degrees and certifications.
  • Website and Social Media Accounts.
  • Involvement in business associations industry and non-industry specific. 

Project Management Team

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What People Are Saying About Our Work

From start to finish, Gib-San has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Every step of the way was handled professionally and punctual. Our end result was even more amazing than we had imagined and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a detail-oriented and friendly company!

Julia B

We were very impressed with GibSan. Would highly recommend this company. All the members of the Gibsan team were very respectful and professional. It was the hottest summer and our backyard has direct sunlight. The Gibsan team worked very hard everyday despite the incredibly hot working conditions. They arrived dressed in GibSan attire and they were friendly and always respectful. We absolutely love, love, love our new pool!!! We would highly recommend the GibSan team!!! Special thanks to John, Mario and his fantastic team!!!


Gib-San was terrific. They were very nice to work with, had great design ideas and finished the project on time. We love our new pool! Special thanks to John and Reggie. The whole team was great.

R. Borins

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