What is Shotcrete?
Shotcrete is a process in which mortar or concrete is sprayed at a high velocity to reach certain compaction or density level. The concrete is applied through either a wet-mix or dry-mix process. I use wet-mix cement (the process most people are referring to when using the term “shotcrete”), while other builders use dry-mix (sometimes called “gunite,” though both processes are technically shotcrete). Either process will give you an incredibly strong pool, as long as the installer uses proper application technique.
All aspects of the shotcrete process have a bearing on the success of the installation.
All aspects of the shotcrete process have a bearing on the success of the installation. Soil, forms, steel, plumbing, concrete, and its chemistry need to be applied correctly. Before the pool can be filled with water, the concrete must be cured, a process that keeps the concrete shell cool and wet to maintain its density and ensure it meets the required psi strength stipulations. This takes up to 28 days and is achieved through soaker hoses that spray the pool walls and continuously recycle the water. Reputable high-end builders are experienced in all of these critical processes, giving you the peace of mind that your pool is built to last.
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