They're plastering today! Which means they're almost done. The stone is mostly in. And they did the prep coat, sort of like a primer, yesterday.
Because plaster has to "cure" under water, according to the pool guy, that means they should start refilling out pool today also. Which means a large water bill is on the horizon. Yikes! Lonnie called the city and there is some sort of break as long as you let them know. So there's that.
Once the plaster is done, there are a few minor things that have to be done, like replacing the mastic (I think that's what it's called) in between the exposed aggregate. A putting a new drain and jets. We've also hired a pool company to get everything set up properly, brush the new plaster ever other day, and make sure the chemicals are in balance.
I'll be sure to post more pictures.