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    Sprinklers for Gunite

    What kind is set up did yall do for watering the gunite?
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    Beer(s) in left hand. Hose/nozzle in right.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    Our builder told us we didn't need to water it. Then again, they said a lot of things lol. We never did water it.
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    I left on vacation right after they did the shot crete so I told my dad he had to water it 3 or 4 times a day haha.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    Lol Marco!

    JupPool, you are the first one I've heard this from!
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    Ours was shot in Feb in MD and they said don't bother and we didn't.
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    Garden sprinkler inside just turned it on

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    I hooked up a garden hose sprinkler to a unused lawn irrigation valve and treated it as another zone on the lawn. 4 times a day for 3 weeks.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    nothing fancy. 2 sprinklers on a timer, 4 times a day. also performed manual spraying every once in a while.
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    Soaker hose on the bond beam. Turn it on and walk away
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    I think JonnyB's option is worth looking into. After messing with my sprinklers to get even coverage. It dawned on me running a soaker house on the entire bond beam would likely deliver the best coverage.

    If I had to do it again, think that's what I'd do. Don't know what they cost but I'd definitely look into it.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    I personally didn't like the soaker hose when my PB tried to do it because I was going on vacation. We have huge water bills in Austin and the soaker hose was getting as much water outside of the pool making mud as it was getting inside the pool. Plus inside the pool there were significant areas that weren't getting damp. I decided to manually mist it myself and realized it only took 5 minutes each time and my dad didn't mind doing it so I would do that if you could. If you don't have 5 minutes or can't do it in the afternoon then you could do a sprinkler in the middle of the day and only spray in the morning and at night.

    Also my PB said to really soak it at night so it is really wet before bed and the water sits longer.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    I liked the idea of the water soaking the outside edge. I wanted all that material to settle and flooding always helps the settling process.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    Quote Originally Posted by ummgood View Post
    I personally didn't like the soaker hose when my PB tried to do it because I was going on vacation. We have huge water bills in Austin and the soaker hose was getting as much water outside of the pool making mud as it was getting inside the pool. Plus inside the pool there were significant areas that weren't getting damp. I decided to manually mist it myself and realized it only took 5 minutes each time and my dad didn't mind doing it so I would do that if you could. If you don't have 5 minutes or can't do it in the afternoon then you could do a sprinkler in the middle of the day and only spray in the morning and at night.

    Also my PB said to really soak it at night so it is really wet before bed and the water sits longer.
    Thats funny because my builder insisting on having me hand water it or use an oscillating sprinkler. My pool gunite was done in May with direct Texas sunlight after I was done with one end I could see the other end starting to dry out. After I set up the soaker hose I had the best coverage and knew the gunite was constantly being flooded.
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    whatever option you choose, just make sure you are watering it many times each day, you don't want curing concrete to dry. it needs water to properly cure and hit its design strength. very important, especially during the first 7 days
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    My pb said don't bother. What issues do I have to look forward to?
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    Quote Originally Posted by JupPool View Post
    My pb said don't bother. What issues do I have to look forward to?
    that would be a red flag for sure. concrete needs water to cure and hit its design strength. you need to water it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaninFLA View Post
    that would be a red flag for sure. concrete needs water to cure and hit its design strength. you need to water it.
    Hmm too late now
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    Re: Sprinklers for Gunite

    I wet my gunite down a couple of times per day for the 1st few days, then I didn't after that. My PB said it was up to me and that I didn't have to water it. Prestige out of Ft Worth did my gunite and when I asked about watering it, they said I could if I wanted. So basically I did it anyways even though they said I didn't have to.
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