May 21 Pool Pour


Just after coming back to Arcosanti I participated in a major pour below the pool area. The project involves shoring up an area below the pool to ensure that the pool remains stable and is undermined by the earth and rock below.

Here are some pics taken by Alfonso Elia, and Will Holman (thanks guys for your work).

Will who in addition to his photo skills, also does furniture. He updated me on his new flickr site, also an “instructables page” and etsy where you can see also buy the furniture he makes.

nice view of the construction below pool from the front
nice view of the construction below pool from the front

This reminds me of a ancient Anastazi ruin. Wonder what people will think when then unearth this after we are long gone.

Here is a view of the construction/pool platform area from the side
Bench form work ready for concrete pour

Above you can see the formwork and rebar for the bench Wil Holman made…ready to be poured. We later had a chance to test the seat out at the Avalanche Bar & Grill party before David left for summer vacation.

Mario a architect from Columbia uses the vibrator for the first time to ensure that there are no air spaces in the concrete.
Here I am troweling the concrete surface on the top of the bench.
Here I am troweling the concrete surface on the top of the bench.
gravel and sand for concrete pour are being unloaded off of truck
gravel and sand for concrete pour are being unloaded off of truck

Of course when the gravel and sand gets low we need to go up the hill with the pick up to get more.

Here is the of two slabs we poured that day ready for concrete
Here is the of two slabs we poured that day ready for concrete

The slabs cap a silt cast panel facing the front of the hills and two side walls designed to shore up the cliff below the pool

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