Time lapse of the shotcrete process. Shotcrete, sometimes called gunite, is when the pool begins to look like the finished product. The pool area is tarped off and a crew of workers begins shooting concrete through a large hose and forms the shell of the swimming pool.The pool walls are 6" thick and the coves are 8" thick. Any features inside the pool and spa are also formed in high strength concrete such as steps, benches and stools. Shotcrete being sprayed at high velocity. The entire pool and spa will be complete in one day in most cases.
The nozzle man shoots the concrete in the pool while other workers trowel and finish the concrete to the pool specifications. The finish is left rough to ensure proper adhesion of the interior finish.