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    List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    I am beginning to investigate getting my pool refinished and I was curious what companies require licensed applicators to use their product. Personally, I would feel more confident knowing I would get a quality job from hiring an applicator from one of these companies.

    So far, I know that the following require licensed applicators:
    Pebble Tec
    Finest Finish (Gemstone)
    Wet Edge


    For companies that do not require licensed applicators, I know of:
    National Pool Tile

    If anyone knows of other companies, I am happy to add them here. It may be a good resource for others down the road.

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    Re: List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    Wet Edge makes a good product. Don't know if they require certification.
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    Re: List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Wet Edge makes a good product. Don't know if they require certification.
    Their website makes it appear that they do not just sell to anyone, so I will assume they require certification.

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    Re: List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    ecoFinish requires training of the installation crew
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    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
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    Re: List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp View Post
    ecoFinish requires training of the installation crew
    Do you install for them? If so, how have the finished products turned out?
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    Re: List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    We have been doing ecoFinish for two years and have been very pleased with our results.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
    Certified in Hydraulics

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    Re: List of Finish Manufacturers that Require Licensed Applicators

    Some of these manufacturers like some solar manufacturers only sell their product to their distributors who have exclusive territories.

    For Example Adams is the exclusive distributor for Pebble Tec in the Sacramento Area. Burketts is I believe the exclusive dealer for wet edge in Sacramento. Sierra Pacific is the exclusive distributor for Fafco solar in Sacramento.

    So if you want that specific brand you have to tell that to your PB. I'm sure its political and economic. The Sacramento pie is much smaller than it was 10 years ago.
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