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Building swimming pools

Concrete is undoubtedly one of the most widely used materials in construction. It is used in everything from sidewalks and skyscrapers to swimming pools and landscapes. Much of this is due to its relative abundance, ease of use, portability, and cost effectiveness. Due to its physical properties, concrete is best suited for applications where it is loaded axially in compression (i.e. columns, slabs on grade, etc.). Concrete has an extremely high compressive strength with a normal range of 15 to 32 MPa (2,175 to 4,641 psi) in the pool and landscaping industries. This is perhaps the most popular and well-known property of concrete and is often the only one used to specify a concrete mix in pool and landscape projects.

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Understanding the properties and characteristics of concrete

Structures surround the modern world. Buildings, bridges, roads, and tunnels are everywhere. By definition, a structure is something made up of parts that are held or put together in a particular way. In construction, structures are designed by architects and engineers, and built by contractors or builders using many different materials. The most common, however, are concrete, steel, timber, plastic, and glass.

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Spider Tie Canada holds concrete forming session

More than 35 swimming pool builders took part in Spider Tie Canada Inc.’s third hands-on training event last month, which introduced participants to the pool building system by taking part in forming, pouring, stripping and parging nearly 12.2 m (40 ft) of free-standing concrete walls in various configurations.

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