I will be pouring some deck footers using the pre-formed tubes. It appears there are two types of concrete that may be used. One is fast-setting and the other is not. What are the pros/cons of each type? I won't be putting the deck on it for a few weeks after it is poured... so the fast setting isn't really a requirement for me from that standpoint.
QUIKRETE® Fast-Setting Concrete is the ideal concrete mix for this job. It gains its initial set in 20-40 minutes and reaches strength of 1000 psi (6.9MPa) in 1 day so construction work can continue almost uninterrupted. QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix is another excellent mix for constructing QUIK-TUBE™ footers.