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Thread: Can gunite be shot when there is a chance of rain?

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    Can gunite be shot when there is a chance of rain?

    My pool is scheduled to be shot on Thursday, but there is a chance of thunder showers. Will the gunite be shot and if it is what are the ramifications of a downpour during or shortly after the process?

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    Re: Can gunite be shot when there is a chance of rain?

    Isn't that question best answered by your pool builder?

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    Re: Can gunite be shot when there is a chance of rain?

    Yeah
    You would think

    Any helpful responses?

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    Re: Can gunite be shot when there is a chance of rain?

    If it was me and it was going to rain any more than a light drizzle I'd shut it down. Pool gunite is the backbone to your pool. Why take the chance on it and have to live with any problems you might end up with due to the rain?
    As mentioned before, ask your PB. What did he say? Is he accepting all the risks? If he is, are you willing to go to the wall to make him accept whatever screw up that the rains cause? Does he have a plan in place to control the rain water/runoff?

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    Re: Can gunite be shot when there is a chance of rain?

    It rained the day our pool was shot. The builder covered the site with a gigantic sheet of plastic and poles. Then, once they were done shooting and forming the shell, they just dropped the plastic down over the shell and weighted it down around the edges with the rough grading material on site.

    You're supposed to water cure the shell, but we didn't have to. The builder said the plastic would retain the moisture. They just told me to keep an eye on it, and if I didn't see condensation on the inside of the plastic to just spray the garden hose underneath the plastic until wet. The next crew that came out after the cure removed the plastic and it was perfect.
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