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MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF GUNITE OR HAND-PACKED CONCRETE DOMESTIC POOLS UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS.
REINFORCING FOR GUNITE POOLS
- MINIMUM REINFORCING
A single layer of reference 156 or 200 high tensile steel fabric.
An additional layer of steel fabric referred to in para 1 for cove which must overlap 1 metre both sides.
4 x Y10 high tensile bars in ring beam spaced 100 mm and to be continuous or 2 x Y10 bars with double reinforcing or steel fabric
R8 rods placed throughout the pool at 200 mm centres tied at each intersection.
For both methods as stipulated above, it would mean that approximately 2.8kg steel is to be used per 1 meter square.
REINFORCING FOR HAND PACKED POOLS
Approximately 4kg of steel reinforcing bars per one meter square.
The steel ring beam to be continuous.
The standard mix shall comprise 1 part of Portland cement and 4 parts of course, sharp, well graded river sand. The aggregate shall be clean and free from organic impurities; the maximum size of particles not to exceed 10 mm.
Gauge boxes may be used when mixing on site or alternatively ready mixed with a guarantee by the supplier of 4 : 1 mix, or
2 Pockets of Portland cement to 5 level concrete wheelbarrows of gunite sand – aggregate 7 mm.
Average thickness of gunite to be 100 mm.
The gunite shall be applied at a pressure of not less than 3 bars and the distance of the nozzle from the gunite surface shall be between 900 m and 1200 mm to ensure sufficient compaction of the gunite.
The gunite shall be initially applied to the floor of the swimming pool, to cove and sides up to a height of approximately 300 mm from the bottom, until the reinforcement has been covered. The balance of the sides and coves shall then be shot. All rebound shall be swept and discarded. Excessive application of gunite forming lumps or irregularity shall be removed.
When necessary, prior to gunite, the soil floor to be compacted.
Reinforcing steel/mesh must be raised to ensure coverage on both sides by the concrete mix.
During the first five days after the construction of the shell, the shell is to be watered intermittently daily by the owner.
An expansion joint is only essential if over 1 metre width of paving is laid or if paving adjoins another wall. Such joint to be filled with acceptable expansion joint material. The joint should be filled to the full depth of the coping tile thickness.
Mosaic or similar tiles to be laid at water line with an approximate width of 150 mm.
The ground to be thoroughly compacted in layers of 150 mm or necessary piling provided for.
Size to be provided as per manufacturer’s instructions.
All piping to be class 6: when P.V.C. rigid piping is used 50 mm O.D. (outer dimension):or 50 mm I.D. (inner dimension) when Polythene piping is used.
Where marble plaster is used, the final interior finish to be applied by steel trowel to an even finish. The finish not to be less than an average thickness of 6 mm. The marble plaster to consist of an approved mix.
On “hand-over”, which must take place in daylight, it is recommended that owners be instructed on how to maintain their pool.