The Component Grotto is a structural product that requires experience with steel reinforced concrete to install properly.
Typical engineering is available but some cities may require wet stamped plans and codes vary (see note below.)
The Component System includes various column and wall sections for the vertical support and grotto sections for the top structure.
A 9 ft wide grotto assembly is available; designed for a 6 ft wide pool seat.
*Mortar (masonry cement and sand mix) should be the best quality available and is available in 40 and 80 lb bags at home improvement stores. For larger projects it is more economical to mix Mortar cement, type S, with masonry sand (1 part cement to 2-3 parts of sand depending on how fine the sand is.
Epoxy or construction adhesive like that used for concrete blocks can be used to set small rock pieces, eliminating mortar mess. RicoRock® Waterproofing also works as a thin set, eliminating the mortar joint.
Almost all cities require a bonding wire to the rebar frame.
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Component Grotto Blogs
The History Channel’s Swamp People star added adventure to his poolside with RicoRock’s Component Grotto and waterfall.
What’s more fun than adding a grotto waterfall to your swimming pool? Adding a fiberglass slide too! In these photos, you can see our Component Grotto kit. Faux rock panels surround the slide, and steppers in the back provide access to the slide. These products look...
“This company and products are awesome. I did one waterfall feature myself and another grotto and slide with the use of a professional. Stephanie is fantastic and was a huge help in answering questions, explaining the products to me, and getting me information right away. For specific construction questions, Juan was so kind and helpful and really took the time to help me make my dream a reality. In the end, RicoRock made my pool fantastic and fun, and most importantly, the kids love it.” – Homeowner David M.