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Gunite Calculation for a new pool & spa... PLS help!

15 years ago

Hi Everyone,

I am new on here but already have got great ideas and information by looking at some of these posts.

I am currently getting estimates from subcontractors and am planning on hiring the subcontractors myself and take on the pool project as an owner-builder. We built our house this way so it seems this should not be a problem.

I have received most of my estimates for the various trades but the gunite seems to be where it gets a little funny. It looks like you just pick out a company based on the per yard price. My estimates vary a lot as well as the yardage of gunite. I am nervous about this because they can charge me for what the pool uses and I do not want to throw off my budget.

Does anybody have the formula to calculate the amount of yards my pool should use?

I have searched the net with no luck. There must be a way to calculate the pool SF, walls, etc to get a pretty accurate idea. How do you figure a spa? I see a lot of PBÂs in here so hopefully someone has this answer.

I will keep you up to date on my progress and thanks in advance!