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    Proper amount of time to let gunite cure

    What is the proper amount of time to let gunite cure??
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    Re: Proper amount of time to let gunite cure

    I started hosing mine down about 3 hours after they left. Put a sprinkler on it 90 minutes on/120 minutes off several times a day for 5 days. They said the best thing to help it cure would be a slow steady rain but we don't get much of that in AZ. Made my own.
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    Re: Proper amount of time to let gunite cure

    My PB told us to water 2 times a day for 7 days.

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    Re: Proper amount of time to let gunite cure

    Waiting a month for gunite to cure before applying plaster is recommended. As others have mentioned, it should be kept damp during curing.
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    Re: Proper amount of time to let gunite cure

    I had my gunite shot on June 18 and had the plaster applied the following April. That's an anomaly but the first month is very important that you keep it wet. You can nearly double the strength of concrete by doing so. I bought a garden soaker hose and ran it along the perimeter and kept it wet for the first month.
    In my case, I didn't want to plaster and fill the pool in late August just to close it in September, so I went over the winter looking at the gunite eyesore. The time also permitted the ground to settle- in some cases over 18" inches, which would have been awful for my eventual patio.
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    Re: Proper amount of time to let gunite cure

    I like the idea with the sprinkler... We should have gunite done early tomorrow morning...
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