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    Question Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Hi! I started out with just a re-tile, but one thing has led to another, and I'm having trouble picking the water color (Stonescapes Mini Pebble) to get a cohesive look. I have only been able to see Tahoe Blue and Tropics Blue, in person. I'm working with Mariah stone and Master Tile GT82323B12 (a medium blue glass mosaic tile w/ some opalescent pieces. I'm using the 1x2s in the same tile for the trim on the steps and spa seat. I don't want the tile to blend into the water color too much, so that you don't notice the pretty tile. Landscaping will be tropical.


    • Will the whiter surfaces in the mini (eg Salt and pepper) show stains? I have ducks that vacation in my pool every spring (there's nothing that will get them to stay away)...and they poop in the pool...EW!
    • Does anyone have any pools I can see in person, in the So Cal area?
    • I'd really appreciate all your advice and opinions! I need to make a decision ASAP. Thanks!!

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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Check out some the the new installs in under construction, the farther back you go most are finished and have pictures of what it looks like

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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    I would go with as light as you can get to show off that pretty tile! WOWER! Let the tile be the focus.

    Ewww on the ducks BUT if you properly balance the pool using your own test kit it should not be a problem. I am not sure though.

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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    I think that vibrant blue tile might make tahoe look green. I'm not sure about the lighter colors with the duck problem...but otherwise it would seem perfect.
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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Whatever Stonescape color you go with, I would recommend spending more to add 20-30% of their jewelscape glass to the mix. The 3 color glass mix consisting of small glass bits of dark blue, light blue and clear will give the finish more depth and visual snap. Also pay a little more to have extra abalone shell bits hand cast just before the final troweling of the plaster.
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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Our pool is stonescapes mini pebble aqua blue. I think it would go nicely with your tile.


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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Check out my build in my sig for Stonescapes Mini Pebble - Midnight Blue
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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions cowboycasey and kimkats! I had originally picked the tile to go with the old white plaster and thought it looked great with that colour water...but, I have not found many pics at all for the lighter colour surfaces...some of the colors I haven't been able to find a single one.
    PB says I shouldn't have a prob with duck poop stains, but ex pool contractor (ex boyfriend) said I would have problems and that I needed to stay away from the lighter colors. Not sure who to believe here... Anyone else care to weigh in??


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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    737mech, thanks for the pic! I have been seriously considering the aqua blue. Your pool is gorgeous!


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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    New contractor will throw in abalone as part of the cost...as much as I love the glass, Inge been told that would run about an extra $1500.. That's a lot. Still debating on if I should get a more energy efficient pump...several people have said that my pump is way too much for my smaller pool, and that it's costing me a lot nite to run it. But, my current pump is running just fine...Not sure if I want to put out $1200 for new pump...even though if I buy it in the next few weeks, I'll get a new high end pool sweeper for free.


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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Sheree, I completely agree...I think Tahoe will look too green next to the tile.


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    Re: Stonescapes Mini Pebble- Appreciate some help choosing a color (questions)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker020 View Post
    Check out my build in my sig for Stonescapes Mini Pebble - Midnight Blue
    Thanks...will do!


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