Swimming pools were first built using shotcrete in the 1930’s. Shotcrete is especially suited for pools with many curves, as it is shot against excavated soil, eliminating the cost of forms. The flexibility of placement that shotcrete affords allows every pool owner to have a uniquely shaped pool. Shotcrete pools are watertight, durable, attractive and economical.
Shotcrete is the preferred material in the construction of many new structures from foundations up to domes and everything in between. After years of investigation and trial, specialty contractors have selected shotcrete because of reduced costs due to minimized forming and the ability to construct straight, curved and irregularly shaped surfaces while providing a durable concrete structure.
Nearly 4,000 shotcrete tanks have been built since the process was pioneered in the early 1930’s. These watertight, durable and economical tanks, which range in size from 50,000 to 20-million gallons, can be used to store a variety of liquids including waste water, industrial wastes and chilled water. Further, since their initial creation in the 1950’s, thousands of shotcrete domes have been built as well, ranging from small shelters to huge vessels spanning over 200 feet. Sturdy, attractive and cost effective, these structures are built for a variety of uses, including homes, grain-salt storage, churches and auditoriums.
Source: American Shotcrete Association