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(OP)
Fastest way to drain a pool!
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RE: Pool Collapse

WOW!

RE: Pool Collapse

Carwash!

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RE: Pool Collapse

I don't know much about concrete, but shouldn't there be some rebar in there?

RE: Pool Collapse

(OP)
Nah, rebar will leave rust stains.

RE: Pool Collapse

It's just lucky it happened when nobody was in the pool!

It looks like there's a tiny bit of rebar by the entrance, but nothing crossing the actual pool underside. Certainly nothing embedded in the edges.

RE: Pool Collapse

Or entering/leaving the parking garage...

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RE: Pool Collapse

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It's just water. Hydrogen and Oxygen don't weigh much, so it follows that water would be about the same, right? Perfectly sensible load determination....

RE: Pool Collapse

I've never seen a pool empty that quickly.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Pool Collapse

Interesting corner joint detailing.

RE: Pool Collapse

Floor drains seemed to work pretty good, though...

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Pool Collapse

Dik now I have to wipe down my screen, just sprayed it with coffee

RE: Pool Collapse

How'd you like to be driving up the ramp in that tsunami.

Yeah. More conduit there than bars.

How long did it hold out?

RE: Pool Collapse

Surf's up!

Good Luck,
Latexman

RE: Pool Collapse

Guy in the reddit thread said it was built in 2018.

RE: Pool Collapse

Quote:

it was built in 2018.

The lack of obvious rebar sort of makes that moot; they were unlucky in that it didn't collapse immediately upon the first filling, but lucky that it broke when no one was in it and no one was in the immediate vicinity in the garage

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RE: Pool Collapse

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residents of the building will be able to return April 27

But would YOU want to? Where else is there no rebar?

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RE: Pool Collapse

How did it survive the last 3 years... was this the first time it was filled? and good thing it was't full of people. I still don't see any reinforcing.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Pool Collapse

At first I was thinking that perhaps the collapse could have been triggered by an earthquake or tremor, but looking at the maps below and noting that Vitoria, Brazil is on the East coast of the country, it's about as far from a fault line as you can get in South Amereica:




John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-'Product Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Pool Collapse

Speculation:

Owner: "Hey, what's with this wasted space above the ramp?"
Architect: "Umm...a roof?"
Owner: "People like pools, let's add a pool."
Architect" "Ok. I'll call the engineer."

Structural Engineer: "A pool!? Now? The building's almost finished! Ok...something kind of like this? If you like it I'll detail it tomorrow." (Sketch is just a blob with no dimensions, rebar, etc.)

Architect: "Contractor, how much will this cost?"
Contractor: "A zillion dollars."
Architect: "Ok, we'll do it. What else do you need?"
Contractor: "We got this..."

Structural Engineer: "I guess they decided not to put in the pool..."

Fast forward 4 years -
Process Server: "Mr. Engineer, you're being sued for the structural failure of the pool you designed."

RE: Pool Collapse

Quote (JohnRBaker)

At first I was thinking that perhaps the collapse could have been triggered by an earthquake or tremor, but looking at the maps below and noting that Vitoria, Brazil is on the East coast of the country, it's about as far from a fault line as you can get in South Amereica:
I'd expect that this is stating the obvious but it does need to be pointed out. While higher seismic activity is found around fault lines in the continental plates, seismic activity isn't only restricted to these areas.

RE: Pool Collapse

Yes, I understand that, but when one lives on a fault (actually several) this is always something that you're thinking about when you hear of something collapsing.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

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