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Try the American Shotcrete Association website.  They have a quarterly publication which has technical articles that I believe can be read online.  You might find some useful info there.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stanley E Scholl [mailto:sscholl2(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 12:42 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Cc: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Swimming pool


In my experience in So. Calif. the design of swimming pools is quite specialized. They design them a lot thinner than I would be comfortable with- about 3" I believe. I pass these up.


Stan Scholl, P.E.

Laguna Beach, CA


On Tue, 1 Jun 2004 18:15:33 -0500 "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)> writes:

----- Original Message -----

From: Joe Grill

Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 5:44 PM

Subject: Swimming pool


The contractor who will be building the pool has asked me for a proposal to do the design for a below grade swimming pool.  Other than the “busy” layout the design seems like it should be fairly straight forward.  But, I haven’t done one before and he is talking about shotcrete (in one sentence) then gunite (in the next sentence).  Any help, warnings or other information would be appreciated.  I’ve considered not doing it also, but not for any serious reasons.





There is this:


"Gunite and Shotcrete are the same thing. They are both a force applied concrete application. The difference between Gunite and Shotcrete is this: one is concrete mixed with water at the site (Gunite) and the other is concrete mixed with water in a truck and then brought to the site (Shotcrete)."


I assume he means one is a cementitious grout (i.e. concrete with very small aggregate) mixed at the site, and the other is batched at the plant.

I'd never heard it put that way before, though.