We have decided on stonescapes regular pebble blue tropics. We asked our pool builder about adding glass or abalone shells. He said $600 for 1 bag, $1200 for 2 bags and $1800 for 3 bags of glass. We asked how much abalone shells would be and he said almost the same price so we should go with glass. From looking at pictures and reading online it seems adding these make your pool look shiny/wavy. We like the look but dont want to over spend if we don't have to to have the same look.
I read on these forums that the tropics blue already has abalone shells. Does anyone know if this is true and is it worth adding more? If so how much more would be worth it? Also, Does abalone shells really cost close to the same as glass?