Hello to All,
They finished the gunite on the pool & spa last thursday, and I watered 4 times per day for 7 days....
We have 2 benches in the pool, and I noticed that when I watered heavily on the tops, bubbles were coming up in 2-3 places. Also, on top of the column and wall section, no matter how much water I applied, it just sucked it up dry. It seems that the porosity of some areas is so much greater than others.
Next, most of the areas they used a trowel to smooth out the finish [steps, benches, etc], but the walls are generally pretty rough. From many of the pic's I have seen on the forum here, everything looks to be smoothed. It is common practice for the walls to be rougher, as in mine? We are having a pebble-tec finish, so if the sides are rough, does this give the p-tec more of a substrate to bite, or does it matter.
Finally, are gunite shells themselves supposed hold water w out leaking at all, or is it the plaster/pebble tec/etc that is the materila that prevents any water leakage?
Thank you very much,