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nonexistent. There is no waiting on trucks, worrying hydraulic system that quietly powers the Gunite about a truck sitting too long and getting hot, or Supply C10 shotcrete guns. Compressed air was breakdowns leading to a costly wasted ready mix supplied by an Ingersoll Rand 825 CFM (390 L/s) truck. In certain areas, especially remote locations truck-mounted air compressor. A six-man crew, in Maine, a ready mix truck would be close to an including the truck driver/gun operator, is typical hour old when it first arrived on site, thus allowing on a project like this. insufficient time to use the load of concrete while The overall job took about 9 months to complete the material is still in acceptable condition. Our (Fig. 5 and 6). A lot of the construction was done mobile batch trucks have been outfitted with a in the winter under a tent that the general contractor erected over the swimming pool. This allowed the pool construction to be completed more quickly. All shotcrete work took place before the winter weather became an issue. The final product lived up to all of the expectations the homeowners were looking for and then some. This pool is definitely one of South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas’ most intricate residential pools to date. Mason Guarino started in the pool industry when he was 14, learning how to install reinforcing bar. Since then, he has worked on all phases of the swimming pool industry. Guarino has been with South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc., full-time since graduating from the Wentworth Institute of Technology with his BS in construction management in 2009. Guarino is an active member of ASA and an ACI Certified Nozzleman. Fig. 5: Completed pool from the beach-entry end 2012 Outstanding Pool & recreational Project Project Name Coastal Maine Negative-Edge Pool Project Location Chelmsford, ME Shotcrete Contractor South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc.* General Contractor n/a Architect/Engineer n/a Material Supplier/Manufacturer Airplaco/Gunite Supply* Project Owner Name withheld *Corporate Member of the American Shotcrete Association Fig. 6: Completed pool from the negative-edge side 34 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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