If anyone has experience with a Pebbletec or NaturaPearl installation in Maryland I would be interested in your feedback. We are looking to make a decision between several quotes from builders in the next week so we can get the work done this fall.
We had some builders come and take a look at the pool because this summer some cracks/crumbling was occurring on the coping bricks, and staining on the plaster that wouldn't brush off. All of the builders that have taken a look have told us we need to do a full resurfacing/new tile/new coping.
We're leaning toward a pebble aggregate finish since if we're going to spend $15-$20K we might as well get the best since we plan to be in this house a long time. But even within that there is a difference of several thousand dollars between Pebbletec and NaturaPearl.
From our research also sounds like Pebbletec is the most durable and the best due partly to the control that Pebbletec maintains with its installers (there is only one authorized installer of Pebbletec in Maryland, vs. anyone can install NaturaPearl). We have a quote from Anthony Sylvan Pools who uses NaturaPearl, and another company that offers Pebbletec.
I would be interested in any experience/opinions on this topic.