13 11 13 Swimming Pools
Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify site-constructed swimming pools made of shotcrete or cast-in-place concrete shell, plaster interior finish, and stone or tile copings and markings.
This section includes overall requirements for the pool construction and refers to other sections for the installation of various finish materials. Due to the wide variety of equipment and specialties available for swimming pools, this section provides a framework for specifying those components by manufacturer and model number.
Tile and stone associated with swimming pools are typically installed with thin-set latex-Portland cement mortar and epoxy grout. Ensure that these setting materials are included in the related sections.
Apply shotcrete as specified in Section 03 37 13.
Install cut stone as specified in Section 04 40 00.
Apply plaster as specified in Section 09 25 25.
Install tile as specified in Section 09 30 00.
The SimpleSpecs™ master specs concept
Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
Easier to Edit
SimpleSpecs™ is written as a series of Microsoft word files that include statements that affect construction costs or overall quality and are far simpler to edit than other master specification systems.
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section is non-proprietary and includes three manufacturers that meet the specified reference standards, descriptive, or performance-based requirements. They are written to allow any listed manufacturers to provide the specified products.
Hidden Guide Text
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section includes hidden text to inform and guide users in editing the specifications to suit project conditions.
SimpleSpecs™ sections are edited using pre-defined options that are contained in [brackets] or by selecting optional text separated by "OR" statements. Paragraph and page numbering are included as automatic codes, eliminating the need to renumber when revisions are made manually. Global changes to headers, footer, terms, font colors and phrases are easily updated using a third-party search and replace software, available through ZeroDocs.com.