I will start building my inground gunite pool soon and am getting conflicting information about recommended gunite thickness. The pool will be 5' deep at the deepest point with 3/8" rebar on 8" centers. What would you want 6" or 8" of gunite? I know thicker is stronger but is it necessary? The additional cost will be about $1,500. The soil is high in clay content (it does crack with lack of rain). Location is south Texas.
Thanks for any input.