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2016 Outstanding Pool & Recreational Project Coveleigh Club Pool Construction By Mason Guarino The swimming pools in this country are aging, whether it is because of outdated shapes, changes in desired use, or a deteriorating finish or pool shell. This makes the pool renovation industry a big one. Some owners just want a new finish installed to make the pool look new. Other owners want an entirely new pool. Lately, it has become commonplace for country clubs, beach clubs, and yacht clubs to want to upgrade their aging facilities, including their swimming pools. Sometimes this is accomplished by simply adding a set of steps or two, but for the Coveleigh Club in Rye, NY, it meant completely ripping out their old pool and replacing it with a bigger, newer, more efficient pool. Before South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc. (SSG), was involved, the Club, along with a team of swimming pool and construction professionals, teamed up to make this dream a reality. The design process for the replacement swimming pool portion of the project was extensive. This involved building a pool that had a water surface area of 7700 ft2 (715 m2) with a maximum depth of 13 ft (4 m) located approximately 40 ft (12 m) from the Atlantic Ocean. The design team had to figure out the best way to put a pool of this size in this location that had a constant and difficult water condition. A major concern to the design team was how to keep the pool in place when the pool was empty and the ocean tide was high. In these situations, a normal pool can float out of the ground and cause severe structural damage. The designers, with the help of Bill Drakeley as their special inspector/sprayed applications consultant, came up with the idea to anchor a monolithic pool structure to the earth with a system that consisted of driven piles, grade beams, and a monolithic pool structure all tied together with concrete and reinforcement. With the monolithic pool structure requirement, the design team decided that shotcrete would be their concrete placement method of choice for the swimming pool structure. Fig. 1: Grade beams installed and under-pool piping being installed between grade beams 32 Shotcrete | Winter 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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