Stainless Steel Formwork Technical Bulletin No. 14B


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Stainless Steel Formwork

Technical Bulletin No.

14B

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14.1 Parts List a. Formwork (available through Endless Pools): ~Formwork Panels (12” or 18” high x 2’ & 3’ long Sections) Pool Deeper Panel Pool Width Area Width Configuration X Length 7x 5’ (2) 2’, (2) 3’ x12 8x 6’ (4) 3’ x13 9x 7’ (4) 2’, (2) 3’ x14 10x 8’ (2) 2’, (4) 3’ x15 x16

Deeper Area Length 7’ 8’ 9’ 10’ 11’

Panel Configuration (4) 2’, (2) 3’ (2) 2’, (4) 3’ (6) 3’ (4) 2’, (4) 3’ (2) 2’, (6) 3’

~1 stake provided for each panel joint: # panels provided = # of stakes provided ~Screws and nyloc nut: # stakes x 3 + 12 = total number each of screws and nuts provided b. Materials Required (supplied by others) concrete welded wire mesh bonding lug, wire in dimensions and gauges as required by local code wood bracing c. Tools Required (supplied by others)

Drill Phillips head bit Wrench Socket set Tape measure Tamper Level Hammer w/ wood blocking to protect steel 14.2 Description The Endless Pools Stainless Steel Formwork eliminates the need to build and then strip out wood forms when pouring concrete and allows both floor levels to be poured at the same time; eliminating the cost associated with a second concrete pour. The Stainless Steel Formwork is factory-built to specific dimensions allowing for a more precise deeper area. While most commonly used outdoors, the Stainless Steel Formwork can be used indoors. The formwork is delivered with your pool as a kit of parts, which are assembled on site. The panels are 2’ and 3’ in length assembled in combinations to create the deeper area. The panels are 12” or 18” high depending on the desired depth deeper area. Depths of less than 18” can be achieved by adding extra concrete to the floor area of the formwork. If the Full Depth Stair option is purchased, the length of the deeper section will be reduced. The overall length of the deeper section will be 8’ shorter than the length of the pool if the Full Depth Stair has been purchased.

Endless Pools Inc.

3/30/2007

Stainless Steel Formwork

Technical Bulletin No.

14B

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14.3 Site Preparation Excavate your deeper area, level and compact the earth. Excavate as required to allow the width and length of the deeper area to accommodate backfilled compacted earth, crushed stone, sand or concrete as desired or required by local code.

14.4 Stainless Steel Formwork Assembly 1) Arrange the panels to create the size deeper area selected, making sure that the flanges on each pan are facing away from the finished deeper area. Refer to chart under section 14.1a. 2) Place one stake between each joint with the point of the stakes to the ground. The stakes along the straight sides have the extra leg of the stake on the outside of the formwork. The stakes at each of the four corners has each leg abutting the adjacent pan. 3) Slip the screws through holes in the pan, match up the stake and the second pan. Do this for all the joints loosely fitting each screw with a washer and nut. Once all screws and nuts are in place, tighten them all using a screw gun and a wrench. Ensure that the top flange of the panels remain level with the adjoining panels. 4) Attach a bonding lug to one of the screws. Attach a #8 AWG minimum solid copper wire to the bonding lug. Ensure there is enough wire to either attach to the rebar wire mesh reinforcement for the concrete or extend beyond the galvanized pool panel location so that it may be connected to the pool panel. 5) Place the formwork with the point of the stakes to the ground. Position the stainless steel formwork. Use a hammer with wood blocking to protect the steel and tap the formwork to the appropriate depth. Make sure the top of the formwork is level with the desired finished level of the concrete once poured. 14.5 Concrete pour (only a single pour is necessary when using the Stainless Steel Formwork) 1) Place crushed stone and welded wire mesh or rebar and bonding wire as required by local code. 2) Pour concrete in the floor of the deeper area and level. 3) Place wood bracing at each seam of the formwork while the concrete is being poured and setting up to keep it from moving inward when pouring the upper section. 4) Pour concrete behind walls of the deeper area if they were not previously back filled. This pour should be done evenly on all four sides of the deeper section to minimize shifting or settling of the formwork. 5)Pour concrete in the upper section and level, the formwork will stay in place once the concrete has cured creating the walls of the deeper area. 6) Caulk the seams prior to laying the foam over the stainless steel floor. 7) Once the concrete has cured, remove the wood bracing and proceed with Technical Bulletin #2, pool panel assembly.

Endless Pools Inc.

3/30/2007