Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Excavation question - trying to understand!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    OR - AZ
    Posts
    18

    Excavation question - trying to understand!

    Hello experts - I have searched the Internet and can't find an answer. How to determine what the depth of excavation should be for inground gunite pool? They mention leaving space around all sides, but nothing about depth.

    Example:

    I want the depth of the pool to be 4 to 6 ft within say 18 x 36. If we start at ground level, would the excavation dig actually slope 4 - 6 or do you go deeper to leave space for plumbing and floor of pool (shotcrete, pebble coating, etc.)?

    I may be over thinking or not thinking

    Marianne
    Neither a beaver nor a duck!

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,077

    Re: Excavation question - trying to understand!

    Overthinking just a bit. The gunite will rest on undisturbed soil on the pool floor so the dig will be about 4-6" or so deeper than the finished pool floor.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    OR - AZ
    Posts
    18

    Re: Excavation question - trying to understand!

    Dave, thank you!
    Neither a beaver nor a duck!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •