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Title: gunite pool
I recommend that you use Type V cement and an extra high cement content. Also consider using polyethylene against the soil.
Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA
On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 08:16:41 -0500 "Eric Green" <EGreen(--nospam--at)> writes:

Yes, gunite is more-or-less concrete (o.k., the coarse aggregate is relatively small). Concrete and sulfur do not get along, much less concrete and sulphuric acid. You need to retain a materials specialist to work with you on this project. I suspect you will end up doing something much more exotic than gunite against dirt. Good luck, you will need it.


Eric Green

- Speaking for myself and no one else/


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From: brian stanley [mailto:bstanley(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:35 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: gunite pool



Our office is involved in a project with a new pool complex to be built on a site with high sulphuric acid content in the soil.  Is anyone aware of any adverse reactions of gunite to sulphuric acid?

Brian Stanley, P.E.
Baltimore, Md