By Philip H. Perkins
The fourth variation of this vintage booklet presents a accomplished treatise at the layout and building of pools, either private and non-private. considerably revised, it covers making plans, fabrics, layout, building and completing, water movement and therapy, power conservation, upkeep and upkeep. this can be a ordinary booklet for all civil engineers who have to layout and build pools, and an invaluable reference at the layout of water-retaining constructions.
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With sea-dredged aggregates, special attention should be paid to the shell and salt (mainly sodium chloride) contents. In the UK, aggregates from some sources in Scotland and the north of England possess high shrinkage characteristics. When there is any doubt about an aggregate, reference should be made to BS 812 Testing Aggregates; this is in 23 parts published between 1985 to 1995. Part 120 details test methods for determining drying shrinkage of mortar prisms made with the suspect aggregates and recommendations are given for the interpretation of the results.
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