New Pool - Gunite questions
We just had our rebar put in, and the guys came in and shot the Gunite on 10/23. Have a couple of questions - just trying to understand what I should be discussing with our PB:
(1) We have a couple of areas on the top of the outside 'walls' where there are chunks missing in the gunite, maybe a couple of inches wide and a half inch deep. The thickness of the wall is about 11-12", but it's almost like they missed a patch or two. When I watered the next day a punch of sand / debris just flowed out exposing the hole.
(2) For our spa, one of the plumbing PVC pipes is sticking a 1/4 inch out of the gunite. Seems a little sloppy and not sure that when you tile you meant to have this thick of a mortar to get this repaired.
(3) There is a crack on an outside where the pool runs up against the wooden boarding, it's almost like the missing chunk except its not a gaping hole. Once again, on the outside of the 11-12" wall.
(4) They wanted to tile and cope 10/28, i.e. 5 days after shooting. While I don't want drag out the build, everything I read seems to recommend 7-10 days of curing. Seems strange that they pushing to go so quickly if it impacts quality.
I'm just trying to figure out how 'smooth' the gunite should be after it's shot and if the above is at all normal, or if it's something we should be pushing on our PB to correct.