Building our first gunite pool with 30 ft of raised beam. We live in parker county in texas on HARD well water. Any suggestions what stone I should use for raised beam that will hide calcium and efflorescence well? We originally thought turtleback moss rock (dark brown) to match patio fireplace but afraid the stains will look terrible on it. Stone guy suggested Oklahoma stone. He says it is stronger than Millsap. Any suggestions? We are looking at doing chlorine pool with possible ozonator. Also Do you suggest I seal the stone with Aldon brand sealer? Do you think we should seal all the stone for coping, retaining walls and raised beam?
Also-does anyone know if they put product in gunite to slow down curing process? We want to get started but with the texas heat thinking it might be better to build in late sept so gunite and decking can cure slower.
25,000 gal gunite pool
38 ft x 22 ft-free form
Looking at doing stonescape-tahoe-mini pebble
Rainbow 320 Chlorinator
Polaris 280 cleaner