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    Abalone Shells

    Our Pebble Sheen is being applied tomorrow and we decided to add the abalone shells. I was told they can apply it mixed in with the Sheen through the gun or they can "broadcast" (apply by hand) it on top. If it's mixed in, some of it wont be seen as it will get buried. If it's broadcasted (hand applied), it will lay on top more and be more visible. If it is applied this way, they said the walls would not be done. The only way to get coverage on walls is to go the mixed in route. If you have Abalone shells, how did they apply yours? Pics would be very much appreciated.

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    Re: Abalone Shells

    Anyone add Abalone shells to PT ONLY on Tanning Ledge and Spa?

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    Here is a wonderful build that used these. She had them broadcast and loves it!

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    Re: Abalone Shells

    I am having it done as well and am making sure it gets applied by hand. I'm having them focus on the steps and tanning ledge where you will see the wow factor the most.
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    Re: Abalone Shells

    Will definitely have them apply by hand. Thanks

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    Saw a black pebble pool yesterday that had shells applied by hand. Didn't even notice if there was any on the walls. The pool bottom sparkled in the sun. What a beautiful accent on a black plaster pool! It was stunning!
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    Re: Abalone Shells

    I LOVE mine! By hand - (they did get a little on the walls, but I think that was just some extra).
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    Just curious- do you purchase the shells separately or do you get them through your PB?
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    I arranged shells through pool builder. The deck sq/ft was a little short so they credited me towards the shells. They are out there now applying the sheen. They are doing the shells by hand, including the walls after all. Man, they are fast!

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    Oh man..... I love your sun shelf with the little turtle fellas!!! Now I want that, too! (also your huge sun shelf!)

    Is that Blue Granite? Whatever it is, it looks great!

    Gee....... your information in your signature with the pool color must have disappeared! I wonder what in the world happened? I can't imagine?!!!
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    The turtles are adorable.
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    LOVE the turtles!!!!!
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    Re: Abalone Shells

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzfromTexas View Post
    Oh man..... I love your sun shelf with the little turtle fellas!!! Now I want that, too! (also your huge sun shelf!)

    Is that Blue Granite? Whatever it is, it looks great!

    Gee....... your information in your signature with the pool color must have disappeared! I wonder what in the world happened? I can't imagine?!!!
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    I guess you forgot about us talking about color in my build thread already....lol blue granite. Sig coming soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by JupPool View Post
    I guess you forgot about us talking about color in my build thread already....lol blue granite. Sig coming soon
    Sorry, my mind is too scattered to remember everyone's pool details! And ohhhh myyyyy, it's just soooo exhausting to use my little fingers to click on page numbers and THEN search for the name...... Even just scrolling to the top of a page is more than I can manage! Lol!!! Anyway, you get the point..... Help out us old people! Lol!!!! (you're a good sport, btw!)

    So, acid wash tomorrow and then fill?
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    Re: Abalone Shells

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzfromTexas View Post
    Sorry, my mind is too scattered to remember everyone's pool details! And ohhhh myyyyy, it's just soooo exhausting to use my little fingers to click on page numbers and THEN search for the name...... Even just scrolling to the top of a page is more than I can manage! Lol!!! Anyway, you get the point..... Help out us old people! Lol!!!! (you're a good sport, btw!)

    So, acid wash tomorrow and then fill?
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    Re: Abalone Shells

    Tonight will be a LONG night LOL

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    Re: Abalone Shells

    Did anyone wonder if they'd have even pebble exposure after day 2 acid wash? How'd it come out?

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    Re: Abalone Shells

    I'm late to the party - but I will answer your question anyway. I had asked for the shell to be hand seeded. However, when the PT finisher came out, they actually mixed it into the mix. I didn't realize this until the finish was sprayed onto the pool. Here's the funny thing - when I was talking to the finisher, he asked me how much I paid for the abalone. I told him $100 for the pool. He was surprised because he said each bag typically cost $70, and he put in 7 bags. So I am not sure if I was supposed to get 1 bag of abalone shell that was supposed to be hand seeded but instead got 7 bags that were mixed in. Or did the sales guy give me a deal? Either way - I didn't have to pay any "extra" if it was a mistake. I love the way the abalone shell sparkles in the pool. Best part - I am an abalone diver, so I plan on having abalone shells decoration around my pool.

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    Nice "mistake" for sure!

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