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    Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Has anyone ever heard of the following construction techniques:

    1. Using blocks with concrete poured into them for wall material?
    2. Instead of using rebar and a bonding grid for deck material, just using the bonding grid (and no rebar)?
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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Our pool was built in the summer of 2009 in Michigan. I can't speak to your first question, but as for the second our pool only has the bonding grid under a portion of the deck. You can see a picture of it in the photo I've attached below. The contractor used what's called fiber mesh in the concrete, which supposedly replaces the need for wire mesh or rebar throughout the slab. So far so good.
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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    In answer to your first question, take a look at this thread.

    Finsup, answered your second. Fibercrete's the way to go.
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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Thanks a lot for the info guys.
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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    I am going to assume this is for a liner pool. If it is for a plaster pool, then the answer is no.

    Just don't want to read a thread later about a plaster pool with cracks every so often in a random checkerboard pattern.....

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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Yeah, this is the same technique used by one of the builders I have spoken with: Concrete poured into concrete blocks, and then fitted with a vinyl liner.

    The builder said his process was almost exactly the same as the link provided by Bama Rambler, maybe not quite so much rebar is used.

    Thanks again for the link Bama.
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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Fiber refers to fiberglass added to the concrete mix correct? I also heard if rebar is used it needs to be up off the ground so when the cement is poured it is surrounded by the concrete. As apposed to pour on top of that is. Fins up if you don't mind who installed your pool in Michigan. We are in the process of interviewing/getting quotes from builders.

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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Not just fiberglass, but steel and plastic fibers are used as well.
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    Re: Two Questions Regarding Pool Construction

    Quote Originally Posted by msteff
    Fins up if you don't mind who installed your pool in Michigan. We are in the process of interviewing/getting quotes from builders.
    We went with Scheidel Pool out of Conklin, Michigan.
    Here's a link to their website: http://www.scheidelpools.com/
    BTW - Dave's much better at building pools then he is at keeping the website up to date I see.
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