I am currently doing owner builder for the second time (first time was a success thanks to this site). Anyhow, there seems to be some confusion getting bids this time around on gunite. The bidders seem confused by my almost 900sf area combined with a 112 ft perimeter. Why would the calculations for gunite not take into account both? And, why is this suddenly confusing to the bidders? I cannot be the first to have a relatively larger area vs perimeter. For what it is worth, my drawing was done in AutoCAD and the area/perimeter are calculated for you.
Here is my logic: The pool is a bit more boxy, so it would stand to reason the perimeter would yield a relatively larger area. Think along the lines of a 5x1 rectangle ( perimeter = 12, area = 5) vs a 3x3 square (perimeter = 12, area = 9). I would think with gunite calcs, you would be looking more at area vs perimeter for the bottom and perimeter/depth for the walls.
So, what is the formula for calculating the yardage required for gunite?
This post was edited by awoodwaring on Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 11:08