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- From: "Jerry Coombs" <JCoombs(--nospam--at)carollo.com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 12:45:48 -0700
Fill it with dirt, and place an aluminum or fiberglass pre-fab pool in the hole. Phenomenally fewer problems... and likely cheaper in the long run.
>>> "Richard L. Hess" <RLHess(--nospam--at)HessEng.com> 9/19/2007 1:58 PM >>>
Why fill it with concrete? I think I would fill it with gravel and pour a reinforced slab on top. They should also cut some openings in the old one (above the water table) to permit drainage.
If you pour 4 feet of concrete it will take a long time to cure and will crack sometime in the future. You do not want the surface slab to be a part of that mass.
If, for any reason, you end up needing new walls for the pool, I recommend stainless steel panels that I have worked with on several projects. Unlike many of the gunite jobs that get put in without much of any engineering analysis, these are designed for the specific loads involved.
Richard Hess, S.E.
562 799 9787
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