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    Shooting gunite tomorrow!

    Had to hold off today due to rain in NJ, hopefully shooting gunite tomorrow! Does the new gunite need to be watered down each day to help cure? I Was told it is important if temperature is hot. We are now in the 40's - 60's. Thanks for the advice
    Freeform gunite, 14,000 gallon saltwater sport pool.
    10 ton moss rock w/ waterfall, 50 sq ft raised spa.
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    Re: Shooting gunite tomorrow!

    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonViews
    Had to hold off today due to rain in NJ, hopefully shooting gunite tomorrow! Does the new gunite need to be watered down each day to help cure? I Was told it is important if temperature is hot. We are now in the 40's - 60's. Thanks for the advice
    My understanding is that the water helps the gunite to cure through a chemical reaction and although more important in hotter weather, is still important even in cooler weather.
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    Re: Shooting gunite tomorrow!

    How often do you have to wet it down? Thanks
    Freeform gunite, 14,000 gallon saltwater sport pool.
    10 ton moss rock w/ waterfall, 50 sq ft raised spa.
    Bluestone coping, pebblesheen. Jandy pro flo 1 hp pump, legacy 325k heater.

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    Re: Shooting gunite tomorrow!

    Our pool was shot on a day it got up to 27. It was in the 30's in the days following. Our PB told us not to bother watering. I didn't bother. With moderate temps, knowing it can't hurt, why not do it when you can? Below freezing the night they did the coping too. No problems so far.
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    Re: Shooting gunite tomorrow!

    Thanks for reply, I live around 100 miles from build so not able to get there as often as I like. Im trying to make some arrangements so can keep wet.
    Freeform gunite, 14,000 gallon saltwater sport pool.
    10 ton moss rock w/ waterfall, 50 sq ft raised spa.
    Bluestone coping, pebblesheen. Jandy pro flo 1 hp pump, legacy 325k heater.

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