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Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Corner shotcrete the ideal method for ensuring long-lasting concrete can get the nozzle at the right distance in any area of the that will require minimum repair and/or replacement. project (for example, deep diving wells, raised waterfalls, and perimeter overflows). This reduces costs of conveying the Adaptability to repair surfaces that are not material on-site, labor, and placement because of the flexi- cost-effective with other processes efficient installation.bility of the shotcrete hose, leading to less waste and more In pool repairs, the adaptability benefits of shotcrete are a result of the simple fact that one does not require significant In conclusion, the shotcrete process, when implemented forming. Shotcrete is bondable to every masonry material used correctly for swimming pool or recreational construction, is in the pool industry and can be shaped in any free-form style inherently sustainable. In particular, the sustainability of the used for water flow. shotcrete process and the portion of the pool industry that uses it for pool installation is drawn from three main factors: Ability to access restricted space and 1) one-sided forming and the direct savings in material and difficult-to-reach areas, including labor costs; 2) the overall strength, enhanced durability, and superior bond of the final shotcrete pool sections that will overhead and underground require fewer, if any, repairs and have a longer life; and 3) Again, as mentioned previously, shotcrete can be placed the flexibility of shotcrete as the optimal process for repair more easily in a pool environment than can cast-in-place and renovations of existing structures. Overall, shotcrete in concrete. By using the shotcrete pumping system with its the pool industry uses less energy, less money, and less mate- flexible hose connections in either the dry or wet process, one rial while providing placement of better-quality concrete. Shotcrete Use in Pool & Recreational Projects—ASA Compilation #6 This 25-page black and white soft-cover book, “Shotcrete Use in Pool & Recreational Projects—ASA Compilation #6,”is a compilation of eight previously published papers from ASA’s Shotcrete magazine. Copies of the compilation are available for a special ASA Member price of $9.00 U.S. (Nonmember $14.00). Order Code: PRPUS Pricing includes shipping. Call (248) 848-3780 to place an order. 58 Shotcrete • Summer 2013


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