Pool floor ???

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Pool floor ???

Postby Mitch » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:04 pm

Hi got some issues about building a cinder block pool :
Actually the blockwork is not the problem it's the swimming pool floor I cannot get a cement truck to the area I intend to build so I am looking for some alternatives:
- any possibility I can lay blockwork on top of an epdm rubber sheet?
- or somehow use bentonite clay to seal the bottom ?
- any sorts of slabs that can be filled over?

I'm sure somebody must have encountered this before !!!
Any advice would be much appreciated

Regards Steve.
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Re: Pool floor ???

Postby jazzman » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:38 pm

The pool floor obviously takes the largest load in terms of weight, but remember that there is high pressure on the walls too. The standard floor for a medium sized pool is 20 cm thick, with two levels of rebar. The floor should be cast in one pour. This is a lot of work if to be done by hand, but if you have, or can hire two cement mixers, and about six workers, it could be done by hand. It needs to be done quick enough to avoid the concrete starting to cure in the places where more is being added. A professionally built pool wiil also have ground beams supporting the floor slab.
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Re: Pool floor ???

Postby oil » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Hey Mitch if you find Bentonite Clay somewhere in Thailand please lemme know looking for that since quite a bit
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Re: Pool floor ???

Postby pattayapope » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:31 pm

Check Robertkc build he got it from somewhere in Thailand. You could PM him.
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