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We Are a Custom Pool Builder in Maryland
There are a number of options for pool materials that work well for outdoor applications in Maryland and Delaware, including vinyl, fiberglass, and concrete.  Woodfield will work with you to determine which materials will work best to achieve the design that works best in your outdoor space.
Each material type has benefits; concrete offers a strong and long-lasting pool with endless pool design possibilities.  Woodfield pool installation crews are adept at working with the two types of concrete mixes that are best suited for inground pool installation. Both shotcrete and gunite are long-lasting, the process that will work best for a particular swimming pool installation depends largely on the design of the pool itself.

Gunite vs. Shotcrete Comparison

Gunite: A gunite pool is an inground pool shell formed by spraying a dry cement mixture at a high velocity and pressure,  and mixing it with water manually by the installer.
Shotcrete: A shotcrete pool is an inground pool shell formed by spraying a premixed combination of cement and water.
All types of concrete, whether cast-in-place, gunite, or shotcrete, can produce long-lasting pool shells if they are installed by experts. Using one technique at the exclusion of the others may subtract from the benefits of all three processes, and expert pool builders agree that there is a place for all methods at some stage in the construction of a pool.
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High quality fiberglass pools and spas

In partnership with San Juan pools, we offer over 65 different styles and sizes to suit every need. A leader in manufacturing fiberglass pools since 1958, San Juan is in a league of their own when it comes to quality and value and offers a 25 year structural warranty on their products*. Their low maintenance pools are non-porous, resistant to algae and other undesirable elements. This means less mechanical and chemical use and maintenance compared with concrete or vinyl liner pools. San Juan fiberglass pools never need resurfacing and can be customized with ceramic tile, deck jets, and creative decking styles, including spillover spas, and waterfalls.

  • Large Selection of Shapes and Sizes
  • Hayward Pumps, Filters, Heaters & Salt Systems
  • Onsite consultation and custom design services
  • Professional installation by experienced Woodfield crews
  • Ongoing service and maintenance

Concrete Pool Construction Process

The construction process of both gunite and shotcrete pools is very similar; the only difference is in the concrete spraying stage. In every case, concrete pool installation involves the following steps:
  1. Consultation with a Woodfield design team member, who will work with you to integrate a concrete pool into your existing landscape or include it as part of a larger outdoor living space, which could include a patio, outdoor kitchen, or fireplace.
  2. Careful measurement and excavation of your space by our trusted Woodfield crews.
  3. Installation of adequate plumbing as determined by your project’s specific needs.
  4. Woodfield crew members then install a reinforced cage of 3/8” steel rebars into the site excavated for the concrete pool, placing them at a distance of ten inches and securing the reinforcement with a wire.
  5. Next our dedicated crew will begin the application of concrete – either gunite or shotcrete – onto the reinforcement. Both are applied in a similar fashion, using a compressed air and spray mechanism. In gunite application, the cement and water do not mix completely until the spray hits the surface, so having trusted operators performing this critical step is crucial to ensuring an exceptional final product. After application of either gunite or shotcrete, compressed air is blasted over the surface for compaction of the material. After this, Woodfield crews manually level the surface using a trowel.
  6. After a week’s curing, a finish is applied on the concrete.  This may be either plaster, paint, or fixing tiles. The pool is now complete and ready to be filled and enjoyed as part of your backyard living space for many seasons to come.

We Design and Install Concrete, Vinyl and Fiberglass Pools

Our inground pool builders can also recommend the latest in Pentair Pool Products technology including energy solutions as well as high-tech pumps, filters, heaters, cleaners, lighting, and more. Our state of the art equipment is engineered to work hard so you don’t have to.

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Service Areas

We are proudly serving Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Howard counties and Northern Delaware.

Customer Reviews

We hired Woodfield to do an outdoor bar and a pizza oven. We have had many bad experiences with contractors over the years so we initially we hesitant to undertake such a big project at the house. Woodfield has renewed our faith that good contractors exist. They worked non- stop from start to finish and even on Saturdays. The stone…read more

Emily G.

I hired this company to install the veneer stone on the front of my house. I loved it so much, I had them do an interior wall also. I loved that so much, I asked them to design and install my patio. Guess what? I loved that so much, I just had them landscape the front and back of the house.…read more

Jessica S.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tile replacement on our San Juan pool. Your workers did a great job and were very friendly and professional. We look forward to using your services again in the future!

Rose L.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Pool installation is completed only by trained Woodfield personnel. When you work with Woodfield, you deal with one person, not a string of different subcontractors. And unlike most pool contractors and builders, our professionals are also skilled landscape designers who can work with you to develop a complete backyard paradise including patios, waterfalls, and gardens. As with every aspect of our business, our customer service is second to none — all of our work is fully warranteed and we’ll be on site from the day your pool arrives to the day your job is done.
CAUTION: The “lifetime” warranties offered by some companies are limited to a lifetime of 7 years in most jurisdictions. San Juan pools actually offers a 25 year structural warranty.
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