It’s a day of monumental importance — the most critical part of building a swimming pool that will determine its quality, safety, integrity and longevity. There’s a lot riding on concrete day: when concrete is applied to create the shell of your swimming pool. In the pool industry, the process involves a material called shotcrete (a wet or dry mix) that is applied using a pneumatic hose. Proper preparation, an exact concrete mix, appropriate velocity and skilled application technique must be employed during the concrete process to achieve a high-quality swimming pool.
The reality is, this concrete pool “base” will hold tons of water. It’s not like any old cement job. And, there is so much that can go wrong on “concrete day” that a quality pool provider should be on site to manage the process, from beginning to end.
From concrete application technique to curing and inspection, here are some factors that determine the success of the pool concrete process.