Gunite swimming pools were the first type of swimming pool to ever be built. They are renowned for their quality and overall beauty. Gunite swimming pools are completely customizable. There are literally limitless possibilities for the design of your pool.

While the wet process or Shotcrete includes stone and gravel in the cement mix, Gunite does not. The strongest mixes are generally regarded to have stone as the aggregate as the more varied the aggregate sizes are, the greater both the compressive and tensile strengths. Gunite uses less water to hydrate but the surface can be more porous. Proponents from either side will claim their method to be of the greater tensile strength and thus implying a stronger shell.


Lido continues to push the envelope in Vinyl lined pool design. Our innovative approach has provided many "Firsts" within the industry. Seemingly endless design possibilities have enabled Lido to specialize in creating vinyl lined pools that share the same upscale appearance often achieved with concrete pools. This style. It combines the practically and affordability of vinyl lined pools with the free form concept and splendour of concrete and gunite pools. We invite you to review these new shapes and concepts in backyard environment planning and design.


Published in: Pools

Lido Pools offers a wide selection of vinyl pool shapes with a broad choice of sizes from small to large available in each design. A wide range of step, accessory and deck options enables the pool owners to create a true custom masterpiece.

All of Lido's vinyl lined pools feature 14 gauge, stake-locked steel walls protected with an extra thick Z-720 galvanized coating. Concrete footings around the entire pool perimeter and a smooth concrete bottom ensures long life and many trouble-free years of enjoyment. Lido Pools uses only heavy-duty vinyl pool liners that are specifically designed to withstand the our harsh Canadian environments. Our liners are made from 100% virgin vinyl and are manufactured with bleach resistant inks to help guard against fading.

Published in: Vinyl Pools

Your choice of vinyl liner could include up to a 40 mil thickness (only in the wall material, as per industry standard). These liners are manufactured in a state of the art facility with virgin vinyl incorporating an anti-bacteriastat to inhibit algae growth.

The manufacturer's 25 year pro-rated warranty has been further protected by "Lido", within the "Pool Elite Warranty Program" to provide each customer the assurance that when the time comes for replacement, we freeze the discount to 40% off the list price, despite the time lapse.

Published in: Vinyl Pools

A vinyl lined pool can be completed between 10 and 14 days depending on complexity and extenuating circumstances. A concrete pool requires approximately 4 weeks depending on complexity and size.

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