ARTICLE: Bill Drakeley sets the record straight on pool concrete construction / by Lily Samuels

A cracked pool is every homeowner's nightmare.

A preventable nightmare, according to Bill Drakeley.

Bill Drakeley, principal of Drakeley Pool Company, is the rising President of the American Shotcrete Association, a Voting Member of the American Concrete Institute's Committee 506 - Shotcrete, and a well-respected expert witness and educator on the use of shotcrete in mines, tunnels, and of course, swimming pools and other water-holding stuctures. 

In his article in AQUA magazine "How to Apply Shotcrete," Bill reiterates the message he has long promoted: quality material applied using excellent technique equals a strong and durable structure. Anything less is a disservice to the client and to the construction industry.