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- From: "Thor Tandy" <vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net>
- Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 10:02:33 -0800
Thanks for your comments. And thanks to all the other feeds back to me. Yes, I have taken into account most of the issues that have been highlighted. They have alerted me to some of the secondary details that I wished to not overlook.
The "soil" is a fractured "soft" rock - the sort of rock that is stable and competent, with good bearing values, when undisturbed but will reduce to rubble if broken up/down. The pool is to be located adjacent to the ex. house foundation so, except for the nominal gap between (to make sure they are separate), the walls shouldn't have significant lateral loads (the wall of the house is/was a basement wall (full hght). Similarly, looking at the rock exposed, I don't think there is a settlement problem (but I take note of your caution) and I know that ground water will not be an issue. The site is at the top of a rise.
The "apron" idea is nothing more that a stiffening element to the pool wall and would only be a couple of feet wide at the most, however, I like your comment to lower that to allow for an extended walkway. At the moment I have designed the walls for both cantilever and top restrained conditions, as well as allowed for the full/empty condition.
I have been advised that if a pool contractor is employed, then that contractor will probably have a preferred method/detail so I expect to be working together with whomever is chosen by the Client.
Thanks to everyone (I love this list) and, yes, I guess if anyone wants to see the final result, I'd be happy to share it. My international peer review committee ... :^)
Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
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