Gunite is a mixture of cement, sand and water, applied through a pressure hose for construction purposes. Gunite is usually an all-inclusive term that can be used for both wet-mix and dry-mix versions. In the pool construction trade however, the term shotcrete refers to wet-mix and gunite for dry-mix. Gunite is extremely workable and was originally developed for the art of taxidermy. Gunite is ideal for creating thin but strong concrete linings and coatings, to create curves and special shapes in concrete. Bridges, dams, reservoirs, pools, tanks, canals, docks, slopes, tunnels and pipelines all are candidates for Gunite. Gunite is less expensive, quicker to install and lasts longer. It is generally accepted that the quality of Gunite depends solely on the experience and skill of the artist.