This detail is normally only used on very large competition pools on the order of 164 ft (50 m) in length. It takes a lot of skill, technique, and care to properly encapsulate the waterstop and it should only be attempted by a shotcrete contractor with experience in this application. The successful encapsulation of the waterstop is more challenging with the dry-mix process than when using wet-mix shotcrete. The techniques for the proper encapsulation are generally developed by the individual shotcrete contractor and there is no specific “guideline” available for encasing waterstops.