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    Pool Remodel

    I am getting ready to replaster my pool. It is a 25,000 gallon kidney shaped pool with a 10 foot diving end that I want to make a 6 foot depth prior to the new plaster. I have gotten several contractor bids and been told that what I am proposing is not that uncommon. However, one of the contractors mentioned that he would fill the deep end in with concrete or gunite and I should be aware that where the new gunite joins the existing gunite there will be a risk if cracking (even though they will drill into the existing gunite to tie-in new rebar). This is because the new gunite will taper down to be very thin where it meets up with the existing gunite.


    None of the other contractors even mentioned this possibility. Does anyone have thoughts on how likely it is too crack or can someone suggest a method to reduce the risk? One person mentioned you should jack hammer into the existing gunite a couple of inches deep where the new gunite will join the existing gunite and then level it back with the new gunite to avoid a thin area. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Re: Pool Remodel

    Quote Originally Posted by blkurtz View Post
    One person mentioned you should jack hammer into the existing gunite a couple of inches deep where the new gunite will join the existing gunite and then level it back with the new gunite to avoid a thin area. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    This is what I'd have done for that exact reason. Perfect logic. It's how they do blacktop on roads...same concept.
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    Re: Pool Remodel

    I am not sure why your PB will taper down the existing, but he knows what he is talking about and telling you upfront so there are no surprises. I like that
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    Re: Pool Remodel

    In concrete language its a cold joint. The gunite is not designed to be set that thin. Talk to him about taking it down a coupe of inches so the cold joint is thicker. Talk Talk Talk.
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    Re: Pool Remodel

    Curious... Why do you want no diving end?

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    Re: Pool Remodel

    BL, I can understand why you might not want a diving board, but you might want to rethink the deep end for just general play. It would be a great area for cannonballs!
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    Hope to see pics of this reno. Welcome to TFP.
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