alternatives to pebble tec

lbphathead19September 4, 2012

Wondering what the pros and cons of pebble tec plaster is. I know they have a good warranty and they are more costly than the other brands. What does everyone else use? My wife is looking for a grayish color. Any info would be appreciated.

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While I can't claim to know a lot about pools (it's almost always too cold to swim in MI) I can tell you that I've heard nothing but good reviews about pebble tec.

Pros: Great look, most installers will do ongoing maintenance, plaster is very strong, does very well with exposure

Cons: Cost--More expensive than a pebblefina option, less attractive finish IMO than pebble sheen

Alternative companies off the top of my head would be Hydrazzo, Marbletite, River Rok etc.

Good luck and here's a pic of a pool with French Grey by Hydrazzo. Note that whatever gray you use will be most apparent on the steps.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 4:07AM
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Thanks for the info, is this your pool. How is the quality of the Hydrazzo? Do they have a number of colors?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 1:43PM
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I have also heard good things about stonescapes, any info on them?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 2:05PM
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Is Hydrazzo sililar to DiamondBrite in that it is a quarts aggregate and not stones/pebbles?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 3:49PM
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I have stonescapes, and love it. Have not had any issues with it. No complaints from my kids about it hurting their feet. Tahoe Blue.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 11:39AM
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Anyone have experience using PebbleSheen? It is being recommended to us and we are looking to sign next week. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:19PM
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