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Thread: Does adding Shimmering Sea to Pebble Sheen really Add $1000.00? Color help

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    Jun 2016
    Simi Valley, California

    Does adding Shimmering Sea to Pebble Sheen really Add $1000.00? Color help

    Hi All, We are in the middle of our backyard remodel and need to pick out a color of Pebblesheen. I will post the color of tile and coping as well as decking. We wanted to add Shimmering Sea to our color but the contractor we are using who subs it out says the Pool people charge $1000.00 for the adder. This seems a bit steep to us. Does this sound right? Our Pool is not deep. 5' in middle and 3' on each side. The coping will be a light travertine and decking is supposed to be a shade darker (walnut) travertine. They installed the tile trim today. The colors we are considering are Aqua Blue, Blue Surf or Blue Granite. In your experience and seeing our pictures, which do you think would be the best choice. We are trying to line up some pools to look at but having a hard time finding the Blue Surf since PebbleTec apparently came out with this color last year so not a lot out there yet. Thanks for any help or ideas you can give us...
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    May 2015
    Land O Lakes, FL

    Re: Does adding Shimmering Sea to Pebble Sheen really Add $1000.00? Color help

    I don't know about the price of adding that but I think you picked the same tile and maybe the same travertine that we did. See my link and the last page in my signature if you want to see final pictures.

    We did pebblesheen as well in the blue granite. We did not add anything.
    2016 Pool Build: 12k IG Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Travertine Coping & Pavers, Pentair IntelliFlo, Intellichlor, Easytouch, Clean & Clear 320, Heliocol Solar - TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
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    Sep 2015
    Bixby, Ok

    Re: Does adding Shimmering Sea to Pebble Sheen really Add $1000.00? Color help

    I think Blue Granite would look beautiful with your tile!!
    We have WATER!!! IG 17.6x30 gunite, Radiant Fusion Topaz, 3.6/5.6/4, 14700 gal, 2 skimmer, 2 Hayward LED lights, Hayward Echostar VSP,2 fire bowls, raised beam wall w/ scuppers,7x7 raised spa,1 Hayward LED light, 6 jets, 2hp blower, DE Progrid70 filter, SWG Goldline System, OmniLogic automation, Hayward 400K BTU heater, stamped colored deck, Dolphin Discovery robotic cleaner, TF100 Hello from an excited Newbie in Bixby Oklahoma!!!!

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    Mar 2016
    Spring, Texas

    Re: Does adding Shimmering Sea to Pebble Sheen really Add $1000.00? Color help

    My vote is for Blue Granite for your pool as well. We went Blue Surf and absolutely love it. However, we have a turquoise water line tile. I had a hard time finding photos/seeing pools with Blue Surf as well. Here is a pic of my pool with the Blue Surf in the sun. We thought about adding shells/sparkly stuff too. However, our builder said that if you look at a pool with the sparkle its really nice and if you look at a pool without the sparkle its also really nice! I think the up charge for us was around $400. $1000 seems real high to me.

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    Oh, I just noticed that you are in California. That may explain the price difference!
    29x13x33, 18,000 gallon free form in-ground pool, 6-ton moss rock waterfall/weeping wall, blue surf pebble sheen, Pentair 520 cartidege filter, Pentair VSP, Pentair 2 HP pump for water feature, Polaris 280 cleaner, Rainbow 320 chlorinator, 2 skimmers, 2 colored LED lights, Auto fill, dual intermatic time clock w/freeze protect. 661 sq ft pea gravel decking with flagstone accents.

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    SuzfromTexas's Avatar
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    Apr 2015
    Houston, Texas

    Re: Does adding Shimmering Sea to Pebble Sheen really Add $1000.00? Color help

    My vote is for Blue Surf. I would like the bolder contrast it would give you with the darker tile and coping. If you prefer a more blended look, the Blue Granite would give you more of that look. I have the Blue Granite, and in my setting (a smallish yard with lots of tall trees surrounding my yard) the water has definite greenish tint more often than not. I really love the Blue Surf against the dark waterfall rock in Sunny Daze's photo above!

    When you get a chance, could you put the details of your pool build in your signature area? See any of those posted on this thread for examples. You can even ask for opinions such as your plaster choice. It will show up with each of your posts on each page. Then you can update the signature space as your build progresses. This makes it easier for everyone to help you if they have the current info no matter which page they're reading.

    This is definitely going to be fun to watch!
    Suz~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. SWG IG. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy; color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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