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Thread: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

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    Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    I need to make up my mind about the finish of my pool. My deadline is tomorrow for next Wed. install. I am in VA and Wilcoxon will intall the finish. I selected Sky Blue on Pebbletec, but my housband likes Cool Blue Pebblesheen.

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    PebbleSheen is much smoother, and, I believe, the stones lock together better than the PebbleTec, creating a very durable and long lasting product.

    Are they charging more for the P-Sheen than the P-Tec? I know that some applicators do, but if they are charging the same price, I would say go ahead and do the P-Sheen!

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    We have the sheen and like it. Many years ago I was in a pebble pool and remember it hurting my feet just standing in one spot, because the stones were larger, the sheen is flat, but can be abrasive in spots.
    Gary
    21k gal SW, IG Gunite PebbleSheen, 1HP Jandy, Jandy 340 filter, Polaris 280, 17' fiberglass slide w/ 2HP pump.

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    Sorry for reviving another old post tonight...but, this topic came up in a discussion with Shasta, a potential pool builder for us.

    According to the Shasta rep, when he met with five Pebbletec rep's, he asked them what they have put in their own pool and what they would do again if they had a preference - pebbletech or pebblesheen. According to him, they all said Pebbletech (not sheen).

    He said that Pebbletech isn't as rough feeling as it was 5-10 years ago - that they have improved both the process and the material. He also said that Pebbletech has a lifetime warranty while pebblesheen only has 10 years.

    I told him that if you are swimming, and rub your knee across a pebblesheen pool bottom, you'll lose skin. If you rub it against a pebbletech bottom, you'll lose skin and start to bleed. He didn't argue too much, but did say that the "slight" increase in roughness is worth it for the lifetime warranty.

    This seems crazy, but I have to admit. We are all set to do Pebblesheen as we thought the warranties were identical between tech and sheen. I can't find the pebbletech or sheen warranty on the pebbletech website!

    Any thoughts out there? I'll keep searching meanwhile.

    RK
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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    Good old vinyl won't cut or skin you at all, lol
    Sorry, I couldn't resist
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    I don't the paperwork in front of me, but I was under the impression that I had a 30 year warranty on our sheen. Yes I've lost skin before and yes I've bleed before, but I'd still pick it again if I had to choose again.
    Gary
    21k gal SW, IG Gunite PebbleSheen, 1HP Jandy, Jandy 340 filter, Polaris 280, 17' fiberglass slide w/ 2HP pump.

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    There is no "lifetime" warranty or 30 year warranty on any PebbleTec product. PebbleTec will warrant the product itself (sheesh, God hasn't made any more rocks in over 2,000 years, so does anyone really think they are going to go away?!) to the installer, but the installer is responsible for the warranty, which is typically 5 years, and is for "bonding" (adherence to the shell) only. Life expectancy is another story.

    Do the PebbleSheen and you will be happy. It lays down tighter, is smoother, and, I believe (as do many others who work closely with the plasterers and are plasterers!) the strongest of all the P-Tec finishes. I am personal friends with the owners of PebbleTec (and no, I don't work for them!) and I would be happy to get you a copy of the real PebbleTec warranty if you wish. Just PM me and I will get on it

    As an aside, vinyl is for guys who can't handle a few abrasions from a day of fun in the pool (Sorry, bk; I couldn't resist )

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz

    As an aside, vinyl is for guys who can't handle a few abrasions from a day of fun in the pool (Sorry, bk; I couldn't resist )
    The vinyl comment was just for you Bruce
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406
    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz

    As an aside, vinyl is for guys who can't handle a few abrasions from a day of fun in the pool (Sorry, bk; I couldn't resist )
    The vinyl comment was just for you Bruce
    Yeah, I figured as much!

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    Re: Pebbletec vs. pebblesheen

    I have P-tech in mine, and - at a minimum - wish I would have known about "sheen" at the time. At a minimum, I would have done sheen in the spa knowing what I know about how abrasive the P-tech can be... Many-a-time I've scraped a knee in the pool and/or spa - to the point of bleeding.

    But LOVE the durability and color. 10 years and it still looks like it did the day it was put in.

    This thought is worth $0.000002....
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
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