Shotcrete is a placement method for concrete. As the lazy river is a long concrete trough that is intended to be functionally watertight, the best guidance is ACI, 350-06 Code Requirements for Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures. As the predominate stresses in the horizontal direction result from shrinkage and temperature, Section provides guidance on joint spacing based on the provided reinforcement ratio in the concrete section. The closer the movement joints, the less reinforcement required. Chapter 5 of ACI 350.4R-04, Design Considerations for Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures, has guidance on design of joints for water containing structures to help maintain water tightness.