New build -Concrete recently poured - Is this rebar normal?

dbdubb28

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2016
86
Tampa
Hi All - I'm posting this on behalf of my parents. They're in the process of having a new pool built and are wondering if they should be concerned about the amount of rebar protruding through the newly poured concrete?
The response from the builder was that these parts would be "coated with hydraulic cement" and then eventually be finished with Diamond Bright. Just want to make sure this wont be a problem for them down the road.
Neither of us have any experience with new in ground pool builds and thus wanted to get some opinions. See pictures below. Thank you in advance!
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PoolGate

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TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
5,228
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
29000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Err..... can you circle the areas with rebar? Is it those areas with the red paint? Most rebar is covered by 2" plus of gunite and not that close to the surface. Probably the rebar was done sloppy. I would assume as long as it is covered it will be ok and not rust through.
 

Desert Dog

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Apr 4, 2020
292
Alpine, Ca
Bring up the issue with your builder. From the one piece I can see, I'm afraid the rebar will leach rust and create a stain on your plaster. I'm not an expert in this area but would think they will have to chip the area out, tie in new rebar and cement over. The rebar should be in the middle of the cement, not on the surface.
 

dbdubb28

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2016
86
Tampa
Err..... can you circle the areas with rebar? Is it those areas with the red paint? Most rebar is covered by 2" plus of gunite and not that close to the surface. Probably the rebar was done sloppy. I would assume as long as it is covered it will be ok and not rust through.
The builder has asked my parents to "mark" the rebar, so yes, that's the red marks you see. Apparently they've already been out one time with grinders to cut some of it out.