Return to the Pools & Spas Forum | Post a Follow-Up

installing rods on outside of Gunite pool

Posted by zecallrex (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 20, 11 at 9:37

I am installing concrete deck as a sub-base around gunite pool- is it okay install & drill 5/8" rods into sides of gunite pool to secure to deck? I have been told by some not to do this, others say it is fine. Opinions? What is common practice?
I am in north east area, just installed the gunite pool last Nov. Deck base fill has be layered- compacted, & 4" gravel compacted. Will be adding natural stone on top of concrete sub-base with an expansion gap between pool and stone.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: installing rods on outside of Gunite pool

Definitely do NOT tie the patio slab to the pool shell. The patio needs to be able to move horizontally and vertically.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Pools & Spas Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here