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    Last minute pebble decision

    So talked to my PB and plaster sub about the admixture for the stones scape, something about ensuring the abalone and beads stay put. Both told me i dont need it but they will use it but its $350 more. They said they dont use it and its not in their personal pools. Told me to save my money. So here i am, stuck again. These guys do this for a living and tell me i am wasting money but if i want it, they will add it and just charge me the cost.

    Thoughts? Did you all add it?
    33x19, 3'4"-5'6", 7ft spa, baja reef, 14'x9', 18" deep, 10,668 Gal. Quartzite coping, Stonescape Tropics Blue mini-pebble, abalone & glass beads. Jandy Equip.(JXi heater, 2.7HPVS pump, PLC1400 SWG, CV580 filter, Aqualink, LEDs)
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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Titan7 View Post
    So talked to my PB and plaster sub about the admixture for the stones scape, something about ensuring the abalone and beads stay put. Both told me i dont need it but they will use it but its $350 more. They said they dont use it and its not in their personal pools. Told me to save my money. So here i am, stuck again. These guys do this for a living and tell me i am wasting money but if i want it, they will add it and just charge me the cost.

    Thoughts? Did you all add it?
    Don't stress about the minutia, with or without, your pool will look stunning. This is just a mere detail. If I had extra cash to just throw away, I'd go for it

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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    Does the manufacturer recommend using an admixture, would it change anything about the warranty of the material?

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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    Not sure? Well i may just default to what the PB said as this seems to be a non-issue on the board. Never even heard of this before. If I am making a grave decision please post before 8pm.

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    33x19, 3'4"-5'6", 7ft spa, baja reef, 14'x9', 18" deep, 10,668 Gal. Quartzite coping, Stonescape Tropics Blue mini-pebble, abalone & glass beads. Jandy Equip.(JXi heater, 2.7HPVS pump, PLC1400 SWG, CV580 filter, Aqualink, LEDs)
    TF-100, Doheny Discovery robot.

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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    See Page 9 of NPT's StoneScapes catalogue HERE referencing Azteca modifier.

    Also see THIS thread

    The modifier is required to be used with JewelScapes since the plaster has so little to adhere with. This applies to abalone shells as well. This modifier certainly isn't necessary but if you are spending good money on shells and glass then it is cheap insurance.
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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    I checked on ours. It had an admixture included!


    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    With all that glass you put in, it better have.

    I've been blown away with the Wet Edge products. From what I have seen they are a far superior product to both Pebble Tec and StoneScapes.

    Your pool is beautiful
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    Re: Last minute pebble decision

    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis466 View Post
    With all that glass you put in, it better have.

    I've been blown away with the Wet Edge products. From what I have seen they are a far superior product to both Pebble Tec and StoneScapes.

    Your pool is beautiful
    Thank you!!


    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

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