Protect Your Pool’s Structural Integrity with Steel Rebar
Pool designs are as varied and unique as the design preference and creativity of the customers. To save money and enjoy flexibility, some homeowners opt for vinyl liners. Others choose fiberglass for quick installation and ease of maintenance. However, there are those owners who not only want versatility in design but also a pool that is built to last. For these discerning parties, a gunite pool is the answer.
Gunite pools can be tailored to complement any backyard landscape. Finishes can range from plaster to pebbles, or even natural stone. Also, a variety of water features can be added to a gunite pool. Yet, behind all that beauty, versatility and durability, is a complex layer of reinforced steel bars or steel rebar for short.
The experts at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. work with steel rebar extensively to adapt this sturdy metal into the perfect pool design. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge of various building materials to construct the pool you desire.
Steel Rebar is the Perfect Complement to Gunite Pool Integrity
Pool water produces a lot of hydrostatic pressure, especially in the deep end. While gunite alone is robust and durable, it cannot withstand hydrostatic pressure by itself. This is where steel rebar helps to enable a stronger, more lasting structure. Rebar increases the tensile strength of gunite to withstand the additional tension pool water creates.
How Rebar Is Constructed in a Pool Shell
Once a new hole is dug for a pool, a team of steel installers meticulously bend hundreds of pieces of steel rebar into the proper outline of the pool as designed in the construction plan. Then each piece is integrated into the larger rebar network and is bound together with steel ties to place the bars permanently in place.
Rebar Spacing Is Paramount to a Pool’s Integrity
Each piece of rebar must be placed at the proper intervals based on the design plans in order to carry the load and to protect the strength of the pool. What this means is that if a site engineer calls for a particular size of rebar to be placed at specific intervals and an installer gets sloppy, the whole project can be compromised!
At JR Pool Plastering, we have installed gunite pools for decades and understand the importance of using the right steel rebar at the right intervals.
Hire an Established Houston Steel Rebar Specialist
Protect the integrity of your next pool project with steel rebar installed by experienced installers. JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. has an experienced and knowledgeable team that understands the importance of a good foundation for a swimming pool. Whether you are setting out to build a brand new pool, an added feature, or a pool remodel, we provide the peace of mind that your pool will last for years to come.
Speak to our team at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. at 713-729-5014 about steel rebar reinforcement or request a quote online for your pool construction and remodeling.