Shotcrete Wet-Mix

The best method for applying concrete to form your pool.

At Gary Pools we excursively uses the Wet-Mix Shotcrete process when building our pools. The main difference is in how and where the concrete is mixed.

The Wet-Mix method uses the same ready-mix concrete process as is used for home foundations, roadwork, and most everything else. The concrete is mixed at the batch plant via a highly controlled process, and delivered in via large reedy-mix trucks.

The Dry-Mix is unusual in that the mixing is done on site, by the nozzle man. He adjusted the mix based on his experience, no real time measurements are made, and the process is without assurances.

This can be a little confusing because many local pool builders don’t know the difference and call everything Gunite!

Our pools last a lifetime, and we can only make that happen with constancy in our concrete, so we build with Wet-Mix Shotcrete.

Swimming Pool Steve does a good job of breaking this down in a great video.


Shotcrete is usually an all-inclusive term for both the wet-mix and dry-mix versions. In pool construction, however, shotcrete refers to wet mix and gunite to dry mix

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