My dream was to move back home to Texas and get a house w a pool. Now I am seriously wondering WTH I was thinking. I was FINALLY able to get a pool guy out to take some time with me and talk me through options, and I have read obsessively online, but feel more lost than when I started.
My first issue is that I really need to figure out pool finish. Initially I was just going to have plaster tinted grey, but this pool builder acted like I wanted to use puppy blood to plaster the pool (although I am not sure why). Sooo I looked at the Noble Designer Quartz series (would probably go with the Mediterranean). It seemed kind of rough in the sample that he had. I also looked at Hydrazzo (probably French Grey). I like the feel of the Hydrazzo in the sample, but there is a pretty good price difference. I CAN spend the money if I need to, but I can't figure out the WHY of it (and I have quite a bit of remodeling to do, so I am trying to pick and choose where the money is going). I have stayed away from the pebble tec type surfaces because I really don't like the roughness of the surface.
Can anyone talk me through these 3 choices? Is there a lifespan difference? Care difference? Is it purely cosmetic? Thank you for any words of wisdom.