I’ve been asked to design a masonry retaining wall that will be used to partially enclose an above ground residential swimming pool. The retaining wall will range from approximately 6 to 9 feet in height. The pool contractor would like to use the back of the retaining wall as his shotcrete form. He intends to place #4 rebar, both horizontal and vertical, in the middle of a 12 inch thick shotcrete pool wall.
How much load should I expect to be transferred from the pool wall to the retaining wall? I’m thinking that I need to use an EFP of 62.4. Thoughts anyone?
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