Is it OK to have frozen water in gunite shell?

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Is it OK to have frozen water in gunite shell?

Postby juno1996 » Fri 14 Dec, 2007 22:56

I'm having a gunite pool built in the Indianapolis area. The shell was constructed in October and because it's taken so long to complete, there's about 1-2 feet of water in the deep end. The shell is also weeping in several places but I'm a little less concerned about those. Is it a problem having the water frozen in the pool all winter? I'm concerned it's going diminish the integrity of the pool in the long run.

We have an auto-cover for the pool but I could see it taking several weeks before the deck is completed.

Any suggestions?

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Postby muss08 » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 16:24

This will not hurt the pool integrity. However, has the pool been plastered yet? If it has fresh plaster then the pool should be filled so the plaster can cure. I would advise draining any water in the pool though so the gunite can properly cure as well. Hydrostatic plugs must be pulled if pool is empty.

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