I've searched the archives, but didn't find any discussions of this particular question in the last year or so, and we're very close to nailing down our specs:
Is Pebble Tec too rough?
I understand the longevity advantages of Pebble Tec, but have read enough stories about how it's too rough on skin. That's a big concern.
I also have read that plaster can last quite a long time if the pool's chemistry is kept in proper balance. Appearance-wise, I would probably be fine with either finish.
So, experienced pool people, has the original Pebble Tec product been improved in the last few years, as far as its smoothness?
If you recommend a different Pebble Tec product (Fina or Sheen), does it cost a great deal more than the original?
Thanks in advance!