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Thread: Imagine this.....down to the last minute on plaster. Haha!

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    Imagine this.....down to the last minute on plaster. Haha!

    We are also trying to make our final decision on pool surface. Debating paying the extra for primera stone. I can't figure out whether Tahoe Coast would be best or Black Kona. Our tiles around the pool are a turquoise color. Is the smooth surface worth the extra money over Satin Matrix?

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    Re: Imagine this.....down to the last minute on plaster. Hah

    I'm not a fan of black/dark/dark blue finishes, so that's an easy one for me...I like the naturally blue water best. As for the cost being worth it I think is totally personal. If the smoothness is worth it to you then do it. If I could afford it, I absolutely would without question. Unfortunately, it will be all we can do to afford the pool we want with a good pebble.
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    Re: Imagine this.....down to the last minute on plaster. Hah

    imho smooth is best if you can swing it. you wont be mad at yourself later.
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    Re: Imagine this.....down to the last minute on plaster. Hah

    I think the darker the finish the more heat will be retained which could get the water too hot at some points in the summer.

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    Re: Imagine this.....down to the last minute on plaster. Hah

    Our friends have an inground pool with the pebbletech finish in a dark blue "lagoon" type color and their pool is definitely much warmer than our other friends who have a white smooth plaster bottom pool. I would certainly consider what the finish and color will do to the water temperature before making that final decision. Of course, I live in Texas, where the summer heat is killer and sometimes taking a dip in the pool feels like a warm bath... Those in cooler climates might not have to worry about that as much.
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