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A Breakthrough in the Structural Engineering of Swimming Pools

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For decades, swimming pools have stayed consistent in terms of materials and structural design. But as the technology has remained largely the same, unfortunately so have common issues including rusting, cracking, and sagging.

But that’s all about to change.

The structural engineers at HH Consulting have created a remarkable solution that’s stronger, more sustainable, and cost-effective.

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A Breakthrough in the Structural Engineering of Swimming Pools

  1. 1. A BREAKTHROUGH IN POOL DESIGN The structural engineers at HH Consulting are doing away with old techniques that don't work. And we're backing up our proprietary design with a warranty.
  2. 2. For decades, swimming pools have stayed consistent in terms of materials and structural design. But as technology has remained largely the same, unfortunately so have common issues. But that’s about to change. The structural engineers at HH Consulting have created a remarkable, cost-effective solution that solves for three major—and all too prevalent—structural problems. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE
  3. 3. AGE-OLD STRUCTURAL ISSUES CRACKS caused by soil settlement and concrete that wasn't properly reinforced. WEAK-SPOTS as rebar hits the soil, causing damage from unreinforced concrete. RUST & CORROSION from rebar lying in the dirt and further corroding due to moisture. IT'S ALL TOO COMMON FOR DAMAGE TO SURFACE JUST A FEW YEARS AFTER A SWIMMING POOL IS BUILT, INCLUDING:
  4. 4. First, issue: Dobies. Dobies are concrete blocks (pictured right) used to suspend rebar within freshly poured concrete. They're often tipped over during construction as workers walk across rebar and spray concrete. What other old practices cause structural problems? Other major issues involve rebar at the point of sloping in a pool's foundation, pictured in the next slide. Why does this happen? Old techniques can weaken a pool's foundation before the pool is even finished.
  5. 5. Traditional Design Details Wherever a pool slopes, the thickness at the cove changes. See S5 is 7 inches whereas S8 is 12 inches. As the thickness increases at the slope, building code requires a second rebar, which almost always introduces some sort of problem.
  6. 6. For starters, the secondary rebar is often not installed due to simply not-knowing it's needed. Second, code requires the rebar to "extend to zero" which means to the very end (see S11). However it's typically cut short, introducing issues where it stops. Lastly, code requires at least 3" of space between the two pieces of rebar, which isn't common practice or even common knowledge. The secondary rebar, laid on top close to the surface, is troublesome. Why? Traditional Design Details
  7. 7. A SOLUTION FOR THE AGES HH Consulting's structural engineers have created a proprietary engineering design that does away with old techniques. Plus it's cost-effective and easy to install. Our revolutionary design is possible thanks to our partnership with CUPOLEX, the manufacturers of a patented concrete forming system.
  8. 8. No need to slope the floor during excavation to meet detail requirements. Rebar never touches the dirt and will never bend or shift as the workers lay concrete. The pool floor is 3X stronger than what's typical thanks to the Cupolex patented forming system. Easy plumbing with no need to dig trenches for plumbing. No coves meaning it can be a 90° angle. Customers can tile the entire pool if they want. Our proprietary engineering design means: 90° angle!! A SOLUTION FOR THE AGES
  9. 9. How are CUPOLEX forms used? Our engineers design concrete pavements, floors, slab foundations, and structures by sustainably engineering the geometry of concrete through CUPOLEX structural dome methodology. Since every project is unique, our engineers review multiple CUPOLEX systems before selecting the forms that will provide the ultimate performance. Once the design drawings are prepared, the specified CUPOLEX forms are supplied to form the concrete cast-in-place structures. What is CUPOLEX? CUPOLEX are stay-in-place forms available in various sizes and depths to suit site conditions or design requirements. Made from recycled materials, the forms provide maximum performance and guarantee superior stability and resistance.
  10. 10. HOW IT WORKS: STEP-BY-STEP
  11. 11. STEP ONE Excavate the lot and prepare the soil. Add plumbing in the voids of the CUPOLEX—no more trenching! STEP TWO
  12. 12. STEP THREE Install the CUPOLEX domes with its simple, yet strong interlocking system. Lay the rebar on top of the CUPOLEX domes and spray the shotcrete. STEP FOUR
  13. 13. STEP FIVE Smooth the surface as you would with a traditional design. Add plaster, tile, and the pool's complete and ready for water. STEP SIX
  14. 14. EMAIL ADDRESS pr@hhengineeringus.com E N G I N E E R I N G T H E E X C E P T I O N A L Contact Us for Pricing Details & Warranty PHONE NUMBER 702.844.8382
  15. 15. D I F F E R E N T B Y D E S I G N ABOUT HH CONSULTING We're a team of structural engineers based in Henderson, Nevada. We serve clients in all 50 states.

For decades, swimming pools have stayed consistent in terms of materials and structural design. But as the technology has remained largely the same, unfortunately so have common issues including rusting, cracking, and sagging. But that’s all about to change. The structural engineers at HH Consulting have created a remarkable solution that’s stronger, more sustainable, and cost-effective.

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