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Thread: Gunite w/o Bond Beam

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    Gunite w/o Bond Beam

    Are there circumstances where a gunite pool can have 5.5" thick walls w/o a 12" bond beam?

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    Re: Gunite w/o Bond Beam

    Typically, no. What is the reason for not wanting a bond beam?

    Also, I would want at least 8 inch thick walls.

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    Re: Gunite w/o Bond Beam

    The top 12" of a shell is where it is most vulnerable and weakest. This is why they are seldom less than 8" and have added rebar.

    If you try to drink from a paper cup with it's rolled edge removed, does it keep its shape? No, its very weak. A pool shell is no different except in scale.

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