Hello all. I really enjoy the forum and have been reading posts off and on now for about a year. I am currently building my second inground gunite freeform pool and spa. The contract called for a 18" raised spa (sit and spin) with cascade spillway (stone veneer). After the gunite was complete I noticed that the spa is only 10" above grade. I pointed this out to the builder (afterwards) who was not onsite during the gunite process. His proposal was to add a few inches to the back of the spa with a small cascade into the spa that would also have stone veneer. Although I appreciate his offer, 1. I have no idea if this will cost me extra, 2. I am not sure I will even like that option as it will make the spa look semi incomplete as the rest of spa will be lower. In order for him to do it again, it would detail demo of some of the shotcrete to raise the plumbing 8". They would also have to add more 8" shotcrete to floor and bench area of spa. I am not really happy with the height of the spa because it takes away from a "sit & spin" and bench sitting area, not to mention I lose some stone veneer for aesthetic purposes. I am concerned if I have him redo the spa area, it would jeopardize the integrity of the existing shotcrete and be too much work. I am seeking advice on a solution to the builder mistake. I have not ruled out alternatives including asking for upgrades such as pebble fina or other hardscape upgrades and learn to live with the lower height (just not sure if upgrades would be an option). Thank you for the help, Eric.