ok folks its now 2012 and we have decided to build a small pool and spa in southern cal., so we got 3 quotes and after a lot of reading on my part I think I have the pool equipment list to where I want it and as listed below.
My dilemma is the finish, 2 of the 3 quotes are based on products by NPTGonline and particularly Stonescapes and Quartzscapes, the finish of the 3rd quote is PebbleTec and the quote is $10,000 more expensive. I have spent a lot of time trying to find an up-to-date review of the Quartzscapes or the Stonescapes finish and it's comparison to PebbleTec in terms of looks and durability. I realize that the 3rd quote may be high but my question is this: is Stonescapes or Quartzscapes inferior to PebbleTec and if so why. I would love feedback from anyone who has experience with these NPTG products.
Pool Equip List:
Pentair Mastertemp 400 Htr
Pentair Clean and Clear filter CCP320
Pentair Variable speed pump Pool/Spa
Pentair 3/4hp water feature pump (2 spillways)
Pentair 1/2hp pool circ pump
2 pool returns 1 pool skimmer
1 bubbler in tanning shelf(maybe)
Pool and Spa total 15,000gals
Any help with the finish would be appreciated.