We are currently underway with our pool expansion / remodel. Our original pool was 20' x 40' (circa 1980), it will now be 20' x 54' with the addition of a 14' wet deck. The builder we chose came with good reviews. The project has had some delays but seems to be back on schedule.
Right now all the new plumbing is in and the new steel is in. The shallow end wall was demolished to expand out the wet deck (24" or 2nd step height). The problem I am having is with the plaster removal and the new steel that was put in. We have two benches going in the corners of the deep end and of course the wet deck. I was reading online that if the plaster is not completely removed and acid washed that you can have a bonding failure when applying the new gunite. Can anyone confirm this?
My other concern is the steps to be put in at the wet deck. In the pictures you can see a crude framework for the top step and wet deck transition. There is supposed to be a 3rd step added / continued from the original step. My builder is saying the steel will not be needed for the 3rd step. Again any feedback on this? They are due to shoot the pool Tuesday and I'm having a hard time accepting his opinion without some other feedback.
Thanks in advance!
Here is a link to more pictures.