I'm in the middle of a pool remodel and I've hired a local pool company specializing in remodeling. There are some issues I am concerned about. First... my finished project will include 2500 sq ft of flagstone deck around the pool, so after we get it done, it will be very costly and troubling if we need to dig up anything for a repair.
We are adding a water wall with rainfall at one end, and pouring in a bench with jets in the low end for a spa effect.
This is a remodel of an old form-poured pool.
So they installed the plumbing, there were holes drilled through the walls, pipes were put through, and normal concrete stuffed in to fill around it.
We had a pretty big rain two days ago, and I noticed water coming through one of those patches. I'm thinking... if a puddle of rain from the outside can easily come in from this storm, water is going to gush out of the pool when it is full, because of the hydrostatic pressure from that mass of water.
I've attached one photo with a stack of photos within. The top photo shows the heavy leak. The middle photo I posted to show a small crack that appears to need fixing. I had thought that was a surface crack, but apparently it leaks, too. The bottom photo shows the backside of the water feature wall and how they tied it into the back wall. Is this done properly?
To me, it seems the contractor should have at least used hydraulic cement to fill around the pipe because it expands instead of contracts like traditional concrete. We have 19 of these holes with pipes added to the pool (spa jets and water feature plumbing). If the holes are not done properly and leak much, we are in for some big time problems.
I don't seem to be getting anywhere with my discussions with the pool company, after all, I'm a simpleton, inexperienced at pool construction and they have been doing it for decades....
UPDATE: I addressed the leaking patch with the pool company and they said it is normal and would be eliminated when the plaster work is done. They said the plaster will be a much finer mix and would not let water pass. Is this correct?
Thank you, to all, who have been offering me helpful advice!