My pool was chipped out with 15 rusty rebar spots in bottom. On the day of mini-pebble application, I watched one of the workers spraying rustoleum in the holes and then filling them with a concrete? patch. I had been reading about steps for rebar repair and all said that the rusted rebar must be cut out before patching AND that the patch should be allowed to cure for 24 hours before shooting the finish.
I called the PB and told him this was unacceptable and I wanted the rusted rebar cut out. He called one of the workers and he started digging out the plaster patch and cutting the rebar out, but the rest of the crew was already shooting the walls of the pool and he had to stop. The worker didn't finish all of the holes and he only shoved the chunks of plaster patch back into the holes.
I have expressed my reservations to the PB about the quality of the job, but his attitude is that he has built over 40,000 pools and that the mini-pebble is such a good product that there will not be any bleed through. Sure the warranty is for 15 years, but it specifically states that the Owner assumes all responsibility for plaster finish discoloration or staining caused by quality of fill water and/or improper water chemistry, and rebar bleed through.
I would like to know what the industry standard is for repairing rusted rebar found during pool renovation.