Shotcrete is a placement method for concrete. Thus, evaluating your pool shell life expectancy will be the same as any concrete structure exposed to water. You may find the technical document ACI 201.1R-08, “Guide for Conducting a Visual Inspection of Concrete in Service,” helpful in evaluating your pool shell. Generally, shotcreted concrete that uses quality materials, proper equipment, and placement techniques will serve for at least 50 to 60 years. ACI 350-06, “Code Requirements for Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures,” states: “When all relevant loading conditions are considered, the design should provide adequate safety and serviceability, with a life expectancy of 50 to 60 years for the structural concrete.” This ACI 350 Code is for liquid-containing concrete structures such as tanks for water and wastewater treatment but the original pool design may or may not meet the Code requirements.