Aggregate pool surfaces

shorelinedesignSeptember 21, 2010

I am installing a pool soon and am trying to select a finish. I ahve two children and have been recommended several by my pool contractor, i like the gemstone JEWEL abalone that can be added to give that glimmer of a seashell in the pool. Has anyone ever used this. He says go with krystalkrete or sunstone product or even beadcreate. I live in FLORIDA. Please help with any suggestions you may have.

PB is also suggesting all HAYW products and I've been reading about Polaris alot on this website before I knew anything about what he was going to suggest. HELP!

Thanks!

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I can't speak to gemstone jewel abalone, but Krystalkrete and Sunstone are CLI products (www.clindustries.com). Exposed aggregate finishes from Orlando, FL. Beadcrete is a glass-type aggregate (www.beadcrete.com). Both a good choice, however, Beadcrete will "shimmer" more due to the glass. The warranty on the CLI pebble should be better (lifetime vs. 7 years). Personal preference. Your PB is saying Krystalkrete or Sunstone because that is the vendor that they prefer, due to using them repeatedly.
As for Hayward vs. Polaris, Polaris is mostly a robot pool cleaner manufacturer. Hayward has all of the pumps, filters, etc. to make you pool work. There are basically 3 choices for pool equipment companies; Hayward, Pentair, and Jandy. I prefer Pentair, but all are good.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2010 at 11:08AM
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