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Thick enough to hold 8 pounds per gallon of water that is above it. Please let me know when you get an actual answer.

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Q: How thick does the bottom of a concrete pool have to be?
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Can you install an above-ground pool if your backyard is concrete?

I think you can as long as the yard is level, the concrete is in good condition and thick enough, and you use sand in the bottom of the pool. Consult your local pool shop for advice.

How thick should the bottom and walls be when making a concrete inground pool?

the concrete should be 6" according to this site

What is the best bottom for a above ground pool?


Is it possible to change a concrete pool into a liner pool if your inground concrete pool has cracks along the side down near the bottom?

Yes it can be done

How do I remove thick pool scale off the bottom of our vinyl pool?

get a brush and scrub scrub scrub!

Is 3.5 thick concrete ok for a basement floor?

yes it is, if that is the bottom floor

What is gunite pool?

It's a pool dug out of the ground and then formed by blowing special concrete from a tube to make the bottom and sides.

How thick should you pour a concrete pad around an in ground pool?

4 inches to 6 inches

How thick is a swimming pool?

The width of the wall of the pool, about the first 42" down from the top, depends on the type of pool. Excluding pools older than 40 years, gunite and concrete pool walls are 12" thicik; fiberglass pool walls are 5/8" thick, and most vinyl liner pool walls are 1/8" thick and made of galvanized steel. A very small percentage of vinyl liner pool walls fiberglass and 3/8" thick, plus an even smaller percentage are cypress wood about 8" thick.

You have a gunite pool and would like a soft type bottom is that possible?

Insalall thick carpet.

Are concrete or steel walls better for an inground swimming pool?

Steel walls are currently the lowest quality wall for a swimming pool, with the exception of Cyprus wood (if still available). Concrete (not gunite) is superior to any other wall, but a pool with concrete walls generally also has a concrete bottom. In other words, it is a concrete swimming pool. The most popular wall today for vinyl liner pools is fiberglass and, with the possible exception of concrete, is the best possible choice.

Can areas of exposed concrete on the bottom of a gunite or plaster pool be repaired with water in the pool?

No, because gunite will not dry if it is constantly being mixed with water. Drain your pool first.

If your pool is made of both fiberglass and cement or gunite and the sides are fiberglass but the bottom is either cement or gunite is this a fiberglass pool that was filled with cement?

No. An older (possibly better) type of Fiberglass pool was constructed in this manner, with a concrete/Gunnite/Marcite trowled bottom and Fiberglass panels at the side of the pool. Panels are caulked together along vertical joints. Actually not a bad deal, but caulked joints must be maintained. Once the concrete starts showing through at the bottom of the pool, its time to drain and resurface. Bottom of pool should be acid washed every 3-5 years to keep it sparkling and remove mold, mildew, stains. If bottom surface is chipping off, its getting close to time to resurface bottom of pool. Bottom is treated just like any concrete/gunite/Marcite pool surface. Sides are simply brushed, caulked in timely manner.

Is a concrete pool or vinyl pool better in Northern Kentucky?

A concrete pool is better any where if it is done professionally.

Can you use salt in a concrete pool?

Yes, there is no problem with using salt in a concrete pool.

Can a concrete pool pop?

If you mean can a concrete pool pop up out of the ground then the answer is Yes it can. All you need is an empty or partially empty concrete pool and a lot of ground water around it once the ground water around the outside of the pool builds up enough the pool will start to float. I have seen it happen several times over the years. To avoid this happening most pools have a hydrostatic valve fitted in the bottom of the pool to allow ground water into the pool when there is a build up of water pressure outside the pool it flows into the pool to stop it from floating.

Is there anything that can be put in your pool to redye your concrete pool dark blue?

There does not appear to be anything that can be put in your pool to redeye your concrete in the pool dark blue. This can only be achieved by draining the pool and painting the concrete a dark blue color.

Can you put an above ground pool on concrete?

I would not, you need some kind of cushion for the floor to lay on and the bottom of the pool needs support at the edges. That is done by contouring the ground.

How do you turn a fully concrete liner pool into a fully concrete pool with out a liner?

by taking the liner away!

Is the word thick a abstract or concrete?

Thick is an adjective not a noun

How do you drain inground pool without causing damage to it?

It depends on if you mean damage to the liner, the bottom or the walls. The liners go bad and shrink if not kept wet and evidentally this can happen very quickly. The walls should be held in place with braces and a concrete footer if it was installed properly and the weight of the concrete apron (sidewalk around pool should keep walls in place so these should normally be safe. The pool bottom if it is not too old is probably a mix of vermiculite adn cement from 2-4inches thick and this can be damaged if your water table is high in your area. If this is true them hopefully who ever installed pool should have put in a sump or french drains help keep water from coming up under pool and pushing the bottom up. You have to remember that at some point your pool didnt have water in it. ie during construction.

How can you fix large areas that have chipped off with concrete on your pool if it has a white coating about 2 inches thick?

Not with concrete you need Pool plaster which uses moisture to dry where concrete uses air to dry(somewhat comlicated)Your local pool company should be able to supply you with pool plaster from there go onto the internet to National spa & pool the process is in the technical section.Good Luck this should be done in full by a professional but the only way to learn is to give it a try. Kenny Kummer E.M.Systems

What type of material do you use to repair cracks in an in ground concrete swimming pool?

a concrete pool A: Visit your local pool store for professional advice.

What pool is best?


At what depth should the reinforcing be placed in a concrete garage floor supported by a concrete wall on all four sides and poured on compacted fill?

Steel re-inforcing in concrete should always be placed 1/3 of the depth from the bottom. A 6" thick slab would have the steel placed 2" off the bottom.