Nice community you have here! Wish I would have found it sooner!
I'm having an gunite pool built and nearing the final stages towards plaster. I keep finding little issues that are causing me some concern and hoping to get some feedback on whether I'm just being unreasonable or if I have a real issue.
While inspecting the flag-stone, I noticed some concrete still on the flag-stone. Mostly little spots and hazy areas where it looks like it needs to be scraped or rubbed off. I tried to remove it with a scrub brush, but it didn't do much against it, so I'm concerned it's sort of "absorbed" in. Hopefully the builders have a way to remove any concrete on the flagstone, but they are wanting to come seal it and I'm concerned it's not going to be thoroughly cleaned first. So, is it common for concrete "splash" from the deck install to get on the flagstone? And if so, it's totally normal to expect to have it removed, right?
Maybe a bigger concern is the chisel marks on the side of the coping. There are a lot of curves to the beam in our pool, so I'm sure the installers were just trying to round things out and smooth it down a bit. They left a lot of chisel marks in various areas, and it just doesn't look at all natural to me. I understand we're working with stone here, and there could be a few marks here and there, but is this normal? Please take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think.
I don't really have pictures of the concrete splash ..it mostly just looks like half-dollar size grey splotches on some of the flag-stone, with some bigger irregular hazy areas near the border with the deck in some places.
I do have lots of pictures of the chisel marks, so hoping I can get some feedback on whether or not this is just the typical look and part of the flag-stone experience, or if this is poor workmanship.
Any feedback appreciated! Wife didn't like the way the tile ended up working with the moss rock, so she's already asking for that to be replaced. Figured I'd let it grow on her for a year before we make that decision since it's costly, but if the flagstone needs to be repaired, it might make more sense to just buckle down and do it.
Due to quota, I can only upload two pics. Here's one of the pool and one of the chisel marks. There are quite a few other tiles that have similar marks on the side of the coping, though this is one of the worst.
I'm going to send this same picture to the builder, but curious what you guys think!
Got hooked up with phoptobucket ..here are the links.
This kind of phenomenon is happening in a lot more than just these three places, but this is more or less what it looks like.