Ever wonder the difference between Shotcrete and Gunite Swimming Pools?

Ever wonder the difference between Shotcrete and Gunite Swimming Pools?

Ever wonder the difference between Shotcrete and Gunite Swimming Pools?

I have often heard the terms “gunite” and “shotcrete” applied interchangeably, but a distinction exists between the two.  Gunite generally refers to the dry gun process of pneumatically applied concrete, and shotcrete refers to a wet mix method.  This wikipedia article explains the difference about as well as anyone could, so here is the introduction and link to the original post:

Shotcrete

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shotcrete is concrete (or sometimes mortar) conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface, as a construction technique.

Shotcrete is usually an all-inclusive term that can be used for both wet-mix and dry-mix versions. In the pool construction world, the term “shotcrete” refers to wet-mix and “gunite” refers to dry-mix. It is important to understand that these 2 terms are not interchangeable. The attributes of these 2 products does vary greatly.

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