New build, digging starts today. Measuring?

Amoney

Member
Jul 17, 2020
6
Matthews, NC
Hi, everyone!
Excited to finally have our IG pool project start today! We have double checked all the measurements sprayed on the ground and they are all within a few inches variance of the plan. Once dug, what measurements are we needing to take? I feel like I’ve read to measure once rebar is in, can someone tell me what allowances we need to be adding for Gunite, etc. to make sure our final product is accurate? Thanks for all the help in this process!
 

Amoney

Member
Jul 17, 2020
6
Matthews, NC
I lost about 7-8 inches on every side to gunite and plaster. Hopefully the marking is 1ft to 1.5ft larger than what you actually want.
They added 1’ around the entire perimeter of the pool so I’m assuming we should be good at this point. I will ask about our contractor about the Gunite as I don’t think the thickness is stated in our contract. Thanks everyone!
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
47,366
Tallahassee, FL
VERY important question! Well done! Add about 8" to each side (total of about 16" side to side. Water depth (from bottom of the pool to the middle of the skimmer/waterline tile add about 8" from bottom to the middle of the skimmer opening.
 

spd500

Well-known member
Jul 20, 2020
564
Houston, TX
My build was for a 12" beam and 8" walls. He probably uses a 14" beam and less for the entire wall. Still more concrete should make it stronger as long as he is using the same psi concrete.