Shotcrete pools are constructed by spraying a wet concrete and aggregate mixture onto the swimming pool walls and floors.
What is a Shotcrete Pool?
A shotcrete pool is constructed by which concrete or mortar is passed through a high velocity hose and applied directly to the pool surface. It is commonly referred to as a wet-mix process as it uses pre-mixed concrete to go through the shotcrete nozzle, and with the aid of compressed air, larger volumes of concrete are put into place in less time compared to other concrete-based application methods. Shotcrete is a more modern method, often replacing the gunite method of pool construction.
There several advantages to installing a shotcrete-based pool. In many climates, owning a swimming pool which is a permanent part of the property can result in a home assessed at a higher value. Second, shotcrete pools can be custom-built, resulting in a unique swimming pool design that is interesting and inviting. Lastly, because the pool it is made of concrete, shotcrete pools can last longer than vinyl-lined or fiberglass based pool constructions, as they do not “age” provided the water balance is properly maintained.
- Wikipedia: Shotcrete.