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    How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    They finished at 5pm, currently 46 degrees in so ca. Wet it down tonight or first thing in the morning. I have been reading and recs are over the place. Thx!
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    Re: How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    Do it sooner rather than later. Absolutely no harm unless you turn the nozzle to "Blast"
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    Re: How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    Keep it wet, especially in the afternoon sun. You can't put too much water on it. Lots of folks put a sprinkler in the pool with a hose timer.
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    Re: How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    Don't worry about water pooling in the deep end whatever does not soak through will get pumped out before plaster. If it is going to be more than a couple of weeks before they plaster you can stop watering after what ever time they told you for cure usually 14 days, but if you do that be sure to wet very well again a couple of times the day before plaster or you can just keep watering it right up to plaster no matter how long the it takes.
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    Re: How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    Thanks, I am working from home today, will get it wet every couple hours. I did mist it last night about 10pm after reading on the ACI site about wetting it down as soon as you can walk on it. Said the 1st 36 hours is the most critical.
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    Re: How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    Once you start to get some pooling in the deep area, you can just scoop some water up with a 5 gallon bucket and spread it around with that. No need to waste a bunch of water
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    Re: How soon to start watering shotcrete?

    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis466 View Post
    Once you start to get some pooling in the deep area, you can just scoop some water up with a 5 gallon bucket and spread it around with that. No need to waste a bunch of water
    Great point! Thank Brian!!
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