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    Gunite Question

    Just had my gunite pool shot last week. My PB says 28 days to cure. Anyone else having to wait 28 days as well?

    Thanks
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: Gunite Question

    Mine was about 70 days between Gunite and Plaster. But they did the waterline tile and the coping much sooner.

    Part of my Schedule:

    Day12 1/21/11 Gunite
    Day13 >>>Water Gunite
    Day14 >>>Water Gunite
    Day15 >>>Water Gunite
    Day16 >>>Water Gunite
    Day17 >>>Water Gunite
    Day18 >>>Water Gunite
    Day19 >>>Water Gunite
    Day20 >>>Water Gunite
    Day21 >>>Water Gunite
    Day22 1/31/11 Tile around pool and spa >>>Water Gunite
    Day23 2/1/11 Fix problem areas in the tile >>>Water Gunite
    Day24 2/2/11 Level and Compact Decking, Fire Pit and BBQ areas
    Day25
    Day26
    Day27
    Day28
    Day29 2/7/11 Prep for Coping and patio footings
    Day30
    Day31
    Day32 2/10/11 Pour Coping
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: Gunite Question

    I've always seen it take that long with gunite, but only a week or 2 with shotcrete. I have no idea why.

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    Re: Gunite Question

    You need all your safety stuff and other permits signed off before you can install the plaster. I assume that is the reason most of the time.
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: Gunite Question

    Thanks guys. Heard from my PB last night. If the weather cooperates - in PA it's been raining almost every day for the past 6 days - final plumbing and waterline tile will be getting done next week.
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: Gunite Question

    ~28 days is how long it takes for concrete to reach it's full cure. Your PB seems to understand this

    This is good and proper advice and is very sound reasoning

    It's worth the wait
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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