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Can a gunite pool shell be poured partially then stopped and restarted later?


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2008-06-19 16:15:28
2008-06-19 16:15:28

Yes, the construction can be restarted with no problems at all. Gunite is used to repair old decaying concrete structures, and can be applied overhead (vertically) and sticks to most anything. When you spray gunite onto something, even GLASS, it's stuck ... you WON'T get it off once it's hard, and it only gets harder. Gunite has the highest strength ratings, and as long as you (they) clean the 'seam' by power-washing the joint (can be done with the nozzle), you will not have a problem. We generally shoot the floor first, then over the next day or two do the walls. We have never had a crack, pool builders do this regularly, sometimes the weather can stall your project for weeks. Make sure that once the hull is installed, there is either no plug in the drain, or a hydrostatic valve installed! If the shell remains empty for too long, (if it's plugged) and enough water builds up underneath, it could literally float out of the ground several feet. If that happens, you could have a new layer sprayed on to "level up: the walls, and just have a pool that sticks out of the ground. If applied correctly, your gunite shell should have perfectly straight walls, etc, basically looking like it just needs paint (but a rough surface for plaster or tile to be applied to). Many companies just put in the shell, and leave an ugly rough shell that needs a LOT of plaster work to make the walls, tile, brick, and everything straight.

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