Picking the finish of the pool was nerve wracking to say the least, and I scoured these forums and the internet for advice on colors, finishes, etc. We were torn between Quartzscapes and Stonescapes and finally went with the mini pebble. First off, we love the texture and the look of it on our baja step. Our initial concern was that it was going to be too rough but it's not at all.
Now for the bad. Our pool has been filled about 4 days ago. Chlorine has been added (salt in 2 weeks) and it's been filtering for the past 3 days. I kept hoping that it would right itself based on other people who went through their initial water being green upon start up, but our PB came today and said he thinks it won't get more blue at all. I'm devastated. The color is totally off from the sample we took home, and varies much more than I anticipated from photos I've looked at on the internet. NPT's site has a pool with the same finish in California which is where I am from, so I figured it would be somewhat similar to that color, but it's no where close.
I figured I'd post pictures here in case anyone else is considering this color:
From NPT's site what I thought my pool would resemble:
What my pool really looks like: