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    HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    Ok, I am in the middle of pool building - and we thought we had decided on Desert Gold Pebble Sheen. That is until I read some posts that complained of the Green hue it can take on. Of course that scares us. It is a double roman end 18x37 with cake stairs at one end and bench at other. The Coping is a Travertine "Scabos" and the waterline is a Blue/Grey glossy tile. Our house is Brown Brick and a large retaining wall on back side is brown with hints of Gray. Tile and Coping are both installed but pebble sheen is not yet. I want to stay with Cat 1 Pebble sheen and have narrowed it down to - Desert Gold, French Grey, Aqua Blue, Blue Granite. We have 2 Hayward Colorlogic lights so we will be able to introduce a lot of color. We are going to look at blue Granite and French Gray but can not find other colors to look at in area.

    I would love to hear from your experience or opinions especially re: desert gold

    Thanks so much David
    David
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    what color water do you want? Desert gold will give off green. Aqua blue will look like food coloring blue from what I have seen and read. Blue granite a smokey blue, french gray goes from grey to blue based on depth. I am personally looking at prism blue. Was going towards blue granite, but afraid would look to grey in shallow pool
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    I have been reading a lot of positive reviews about prism blue. Yes ultimately I want that pure blue that is rich in color but not "fake". May be worth the up charge.
    David
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    It just depends on what color of blue you want. We have aqua blue. It's the color of blue windex, pretty much.

    I heard that the darker you go, the less dramatic your color lights will be.
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by tracyne
    It just depends on what color of blue you want. We have aqua blue. It's the color of blue windex, pretty much.

    I heard that the darker you go, the less dramatic your color lights will be.
    And the higher the price will be. Dark Blue finishes take a big jump in price most of the time. No one can tell me much, but the best explanation I've heard is the pigment cost. The Texas Rep for CLI could only say that the good ones cost a lot because there are few makers of long lasting/non fading pigments.

    I agree on the lights and adding onto that the less ambient light you'll have on your surroundings from the pool at night. I like that effect on the trees and such at night time. To me, it adds lot's of ambience.
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    As an owner with Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen (which we love) I would say that the colors in the lights will certainly be influenced by your plaster color, as stated above, but the hue of the lights has an interesting impact-

    When I have my lights on Blue, the whole pool glows, adding a great impact on the backyard. Red? I really don't even bother. It barely shows up.
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    En, do you have a picture to share?
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    Red looks like Shark Week in our pool! Kinda cool.
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    Re: HELP!! Pebble Sheen Advice

    Lol...yep! Exactly. Blood water. Nice & refreshing.
    Tracy

    35' X 19' pool (pool depth: 3.5', 5.5', 4'. Perimeter 97) 2 HP Jandy (2 speed)
    Spa 9.6' X 7.4' (10 jets total- 4 on circ, 6 on 2hp booster, 6' cascade spillway to pool). Heater: 400 BTU LXi
    Tanning ledge and benches covered with stone. 2 LED pool lights, 1 LED spa light.
    PebbleSheen finish in Aqua Blue
    30" gas fire pit raised 18".

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