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Thread: Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

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    Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

    I wanted to hear from all of you out there with stonescapes regular pebble...are you happy with it? How long have you had it? Is it holding up? Is it hard on your feet(especially the kids)? Are you happy you chose the regular Any other regrets or thoughts?
    And I ask the same questions to those of you who have mini, along with, do you wish you would have installed regular instead?
    Thank you so much!

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    Re: Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

    Welcome to the forum!

    I did quartz, but someone will answer. From what I have seen and based on my preference for smoothness I'd go with mini for sure.
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    Re: Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

    We are building now and chose mini. We were at a pool party yesterday and they have mini and the kids were in the pool all day. I was in the pool for a while and the mini was very easy on the feet.

    I did a lot of research before we decided on mini, plus the party we were at the pool was built by the same person building ours. Basically what I got from the research is, that it's all about the skill of the person doing the plaster job. And mini is going to be easier on your feet than the regular pebble.
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    Re: Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

    We live in a Master Planned Community that has several outdoor pools that were finished in Regular Pebble. It does seem a little rough on the feet, especially when you have been in the water for a while. When we had our backyard pool remodeled a couple of years ago, we chose the Mini Pebble for a smoother feel, and have been glad we did. Remember, even the Mini is a Stone Like finish, and will be rougher than plaster. We have had a scrape or two while horsing around with the Grandkids.
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    Re: Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

    We're building now and have mini-pebble on our plans. The PB is very popular with 60+ pools per year including some over 300K. Quite surprisingly, he claims to have only done one other mini-pebble in all these years. I guess I'll be #2.
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    Re: Stonescapes regular pebble vs. Mini

    we have stonescapes mini-pebble aqua blue

    we really like the color & like the mini over the regular but some of the kiddos (11-12 yr olds) are still complaining of a few scrapes when playing in the pool

    it seems to be a little hard on the girls swimsuits too

    I might look for a smoother finish ( wet edge maybe ? ) if I had it to do over again

    are you going to have young kids playing in the pool ? if so maybe look at smoother finishes IMHO
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