I am trying to understand how the pool shell should be constructed and have a few questions.
Can someone tell me how thick the shotcrete should be in the floor, walls, and corners?
What size rebar should be used? 3/8" vs. 1/2"
What does #3 bar bond, #4 bar bond, and #5 bar bond mean?
What should the placement be? Based on my reading here, it caries from 6" on center to 12" on center? But, what is the best placement?
Should there always be gravel between the shotcrete and the ground?
Should I get a soil analysis done? Is this necessary?
Should I engage an engineer to draw the pool specs? Or can I rely on the PB?
I know a lot of the answer to my questions depend upon my location, I live AZ.
If anyone is from AZ, can you recommend a reliable pool builder? I have interviewed 4 and I have eliminated 2 and have reservations about the other 2.
Thanks in advance!