I am researching options for a new pool build in Scottsdale, Az. I know the aggregates are the way to go for longevity. (especially in Pebble tec's backyard) But (ya knew this was coming) I hate the textured feel. I really want a smooth surface. I also don't love the artificial natural look. I have a pool, I don't think I can fool people into thinking there is a natural pond in my backyard
I'm not enamored with pebble sheen.
we have considered Beadcrete for the look, but I'm uncertain about the feel, and have heard that poor applications can result in broken glass beads which are hard to remedy. (are there other glass bead options?)
The quartz products seem to have problems with keeping true color. I'm not sure about the longevity. I thought I read were the initial claims of better wear with the added quartz isn't holding up due to the other polymer in the matrix being the rate liming factor.
Please give me any suggestion you have, and let me know if any (or all) of my understandings of these products are off base.