Mscaz -- Pool Finish
You asked about Wet Edge Satin on the Pretty Pictures thread. We just had our pool done in Wet Edge Luna Quartz and you might want to consider that finish if you are afraid the satin may be too busy. Our tile is the Noble Rainforest Series in lavender blue on the page before yours in the catalog. We used Pacific, which looks like it (or something very like it) is now being called Aruba. It is giving us a definite blue. If you want a lighter blue, you could try the Martinique. I think I would have liked that color if they had it when we chose a few weeks ago, but we also wanted something that didn't look as chalky as the white plaster we had.
I chuckled at the toothpaste comment -- hadn't thought of it that way, but will now for some time. LOL The flecks are not that apparent when they finish the pool -- they come out as the plaster cures. We are seeing them more each day, so I'm not sure where we will end up, but I think of it more like sand with color and just a touch of sparkle.
Anyway, the finish looks good and our water has been clear from the beginning -- very little dust. The attached link shows it in shadow -- the color is a bit brighter in the sun.
Here is a link that might be useful: