Moderator if this isn't the appropriate category please move...I wasn't sure where it best fit.
I've had issues with the cantilever coping since day one. I should have been more vocal about getting it fixed, especially since it was an additional charge. Had I known, I would have stuck with aluminum but I love how cantilever looks (when it is done properly).
The pool was built in 2014. Large chunks of cement came out at the steps from the beginning. I wish I had taken pictures. When I say chunks I mean pieces up to 2 inches in length and depth. There are pieces of Styrofoam still stuck in the concrete, so if I pick if out there are holes to fill in. I have filled in the "chunks" with liquid cement purchased at Lowes and I think it looks much better. The color matches very well, to my surprise. Now that I've done this, can I expect it to hold for a while? I know the salt will eat away at everything, but just wondering if cement is good enough or once I get a solid foundation with the cement should I try to caulk over it? Or, is this just something I'll be doing every year? Has anyone else had this issue or is it just the way the cement was mixed and poured? (I was at work so I didn't observe the process).
Related question: Do you do anything to protect your cement deck against the effects of the salt? I don't want to make anything slick so I haven't used any sealer.
Thanks in advance for your input!