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    Clueless in connecticut... Need help

    We are having our first ever pool built.

    Can any of you help us figure out how to decide what color Stonescape pebbles to use?

    Our pool is only 4.5 feet deep...essentially a lap pool. It's in a wide open area with no trees and no shadows.

    We are hoping to end up with a darkish blue color that does NOT look like a pale blue pool in a Caribbean hotel.

    Any advice on Stonescape colors?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Clueless in connecticut... Need help

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    Re: Clueless in connecticut... Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolfinish View Post
    We are having our first ever pool built.

    Can any of you help us figure out how to decide what color Stonescape pebbles to use?

    Our pool is only 4.5 feet deep...essentially a lap pool. It's in a wide open area with no trees and no shadows.

    We are hoping to end up with a darkish blue color that does NOT look like a pale blue pool in a Caribbean hotel.

    Any advice on Stonescape colors?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Clueless in connecticut... Need help

    I'll comment that with no trees you won't have any artificial darkening of the water the many have. Be careful of looking at pictures with trees in the background. Full sun only pics for you!
    On the regular pebble Stonescapes, I'd think that for dark blue water, you'd either want the Midnight Blue or Black. Personally, I'd have no concerns going with either. Dark looks awesome to me and you are in full sun.
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    Re: Clueless in connecticut... Need help

    And with the TF-100 you get a CYA standard reagent to tell you what 50 ppm looks like. That's the most subjective test so it's nice to have a guide. And don't forget the SpeedStir (not a
    gimmick).
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