So we have an IG gunite pool that we inherited with the purchase of our home hear in Las Vegas. We have owned the home for 8 years the pool was built in 2002, we have not had any problems with the pool since our purchase. We have replaced the old filter canister and pump and upgraded to a variable speed pump (Pentair Inteleflow) back in 2013 a year after our purchase. This past Febuary I noticed a rust stain and crack in the plastering just below the skimmer box (pictures attached). This pool had never been re-plastered in 18 years and was looking old and tired, and the decking was starting to chip away in spots and around the coping. So after having a few contractors out to assess the crack my wife and I decided to just bight the bullet and do a complete remodel of the pool decking and re-tile and plaster the pool. We are removing the concrete decking and coping and replacing with Belgard pavers and coping, this part of the project is mid way through and is looking pretty good so far we are very pleased with the paver contractor, the tile and coping look great, the pavers are being set as I type this and will be finished by weeks end. The issue we are having is with the re-plaster company, and I'm not sure if I fully agree or trust what the project manager is telling me with regards to 2 issues. The pool was chipped out about 12 days ago, during that process they chipped off or knocked off one return jet leaving just the stub pipe (which has no threads inside or out just a pipe) exposed through the gunite wall. I had a leak detection company come out and do a pressure test on the system since there was a lot of jack hammering around the pool during the removal of the old concrete decking/coping just in case there was any leaks created by the demo crew, all is good with the system accept for 2 other fittings. One return jet fitting and the suction fitting were determined to have very small leaks in the distal end of the fittings that the leak detection company says probably occured during the chip out.. This is an 18 year old pool and the fittings that were placed on the stub pipes are very odd in their design and are apparently obsolete now (pictures attached). The plaster company PM says there is no way his chip out crew cracked the fittings, the leak detection guy says its the fitting themselves that are leaking not the stub pipe. In the contract with the plaster company they were to replace the jets after re-plastering the pool, according to the PM that consists of just replacing the eyelets on the fittings not the fittings. I really don't have a problem with that accept he started saying that if the fittings are leaking they won't warranty the plaster job. Here is the situation I just wan't to remove and replace all of the fittings arounf the pool, 5 in total, I will pay for this on my own to make sure that once the plaster goes in that I don't have any issues down the road. Once replaced I will redo the pressure test again to make sure there are no more leaks detected. Need some advice on how to accomplish replacing all the return fittings, what would be the best way to remove the old fittings without damaging the stub pipe, and which fittings should I use to replace them. Was thinking of using a slip in fitting that has threads to accommodate the new eyelets and suction valve cover. The next issue I have with the re-plaster company is that after the chip out the crew rinsed down the wall to facilitate removing all the debris in the pool and there are several areas of the exposed gunite that have significant rust stains. There doesn't appear to be any rebar pushing through these areas. During the initial bidding process the PM said that it is no big deal that they grind back the gunite and patch the area with some sort of epoxy or cement before plastering. However, the crew that did the chip out just sprayed all of the ares with rustoleum spray paint and said that will prevent any rust from coming through the new plaster. When I have tried to speak with the PM about this his response is less than informational. My understanding is that these areas need to be cut back to the affected rusty rebar, cleaned and sealed, and then patched with concrete or epoxy or some combination of that to prevent any further rusting issues. When I spoke to the PM he says he will discuss it with the the team, but I get the feeling that they intend on blowing this issue off and just re-plastering the pool with the spray paint fix. Again I understand that they couldn't know what the surface was going to look like after the chip out, but this is their business, and I would like to think that they abide by some sort of industry standard. I just wan't to make sure that everything is done right and there will be no issues cropping up down the road. I am still waiting to here from the re-plaster PM about how this will be addressed, he will be out to do a final inspection of the pool prep prior to the plastering once the pavers are fully installed hopefully with in a week or so. Again I have no problem paying extra to have it mitigated correctly, but what should I expect to be done to make sure it is done right. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.