When pools go bad....

Titanium

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Jun 26, 2007
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SF Bay Area
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Here are some interesting case studies of bad things happening to pools.

UNPOPPING A POOL
Structural engineers undo some of Mother Nature's roughest work - and save a pool in the proces
http://www.noanderson.com/images/psncas ... 102006.pdf


PATIO DECK HEAVE
Expansive clay and an unqualified deck contractor created big problems in this installation
http://www.noanderson.com/images/psncas ... 222006.pdf


SHAKY GROUND
Expansive soils can wreak havoc on decking. Here, they also hurt the pool.
http://www.noanderson.com/images/psncas ... 242006.pdf


GUNITE TROUBLES
Poor-quality gunite can lead to severe cracking in swimming pools. Here’s how to repair the damage.
http://www.noanderson.com/images/psncas ... 182006.pdf


BAD BENCHMARKS
For years, says structural engineer Ron Lacher, pool builders have experienced failures of steps and benches in their
shotcrete swimming pools much too frequently. What’s been puzzling is that the majority of these failures have occurred
in spa steps and benches—a mystery to which he has responded with a detailed investigation of the problem’s
possible causes—and a simple, workmanship-based solution offered herein.
http://www.shotcrete.org/pdf_files/Spri ... yMix%2Epdf


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hey thanks for the article, while all i got out of it was ordering that really neat looking remote control pool skimmer. YES. although i cant use it until next pool season :cry:
 

cliff_s

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Mar 29, 2007
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I wish I had a picture of my previous spa to show the PebbleTec that fell off the side.
It was about 2 ft x 4 ft and went almost the entire side. It was repaired, but when I sold the
house I noticed that it was cracking again.

Cliff s