sorry to hear that. But the pool looks amazing!!! I love the travertine tiles. I am going to show the pictures to my husband. But we are buidling a vinyl not gunite like yours. with over 1200sqft of patio, i don't even know how much more it would cost vs unilock. I wonder our pool would look better w steps across the entire width like yours instead of 8' wide. I don't tan, i get burned easily. Are you concerned about the poreous nature of travertine and freeze and thaw cycle in our climate? WAs it hot to step on in the summer?