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    New pool - Efflorescence or calcium

    I just feel sick about it. Our pool and yard is very small and this wall runs the entire span of the 30 foot length, the white tiles are already an eyesore. I don't think they put any kind of sealer behind the cinder blocks they used to build the wall. But I do think that it is just from rain...
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    New pool - Efflorescence or calcium

    Thanks so much for responding here! It is very disappointing that my brand new pool looks like this 6 months in and no real good solutions, wish I had realized that choosing a natural stone wall with mortar would do this so quickly.
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    New pool - Efflorescence or calcium

    Hi there, Hoping someone will have some advice :). Our new pool was finished last summer, so it is less there 6 months old. We have a beautiful back wall built from McGregor Lake stone. Well, we noticed in several areas we are getting a white build up running down from stones on to the tile...
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    New SWG pool owner - confused

    Hi there, We just had a new pool installed and filled in late August and are just outside of our free 30 day maintenance start up. We've had some problems with the pool start up. But now after calling them out Monday to fix very low ORP levels; I see a new "Corrosive" reading flashing at -.60...
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    Help - acid wash done correctly

    Oh wow! I don't think that process was done on my pool, I would have noticed, lol. I honestly think they were here about 30 minutes. We got a product called Adam's Pebble Plus, it is supposedly the same as Pebble Sheen, just proprietary. The pool start up guy did say today that it looked...
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    Help - acid wash done correctly

    Any feedback is appreciated, thank you so much!
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    Help - acid wash done correctly

    Having trouble figuring out how to post pics :(
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    Help - acid wash done correctly

    Hello, We just had our pool pebble plastered yesterday and the guys were here to wash it today. I am concerned they didn't do a thorough job. They were here maybe 30-40 minutes, that included set up and pack up. They were in and out so fast I didn't get a chance to talk to them before they...
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    Pebble Sheen Bordeaux or Desert Gold pictures

    Thank you for posting these! I had seen a couple of them, but not all! :) It's so hard to tell, one picture of desert gold looks great, the other pretty green, so it's such a risk without seeing one in person or a bigger variety of pictures. Thanks again! Your pool is actually one of my...
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    Pebble Sheen Bordeaux or Desert Gold pictures

    Thank you Kim, just not a lot of pools out there with these colors I guess. Our pool plaster day is this Tuesday and I've got myself so confused on what to do :(
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    Pebble Sheen Bordeaux or Desert Gold pictures

    Hi all, We are getting ready to plaster early next week and I was already to go with Blue Granite, thanks to some beautiful pools and helpful info on this site. But now looking at my pool, thinking Bordeaux or Desert Gold may be interesting (in a good way) choices ;). Not a lot of pools with...
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    Which one? Pebble Sheen Blue Surf or Blue Granite

    That was super helpful, I have been over analyzing, going back and forth for months! So thank you for all the detail in your answer. I actually would like to see a bit of green in the water and also would like to at times have a soft gray blue water, so I think that settles it. Thanks again...
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    Which one? Pebble Sheen Blue Surf or Blue Granite

    I love the color of your water in the pictures and feel that pretty much solidifies my choice. But, have to ask, I read where you said during mid day 12:30-4:30, you weren't really loving that water at that time. Do you still feel that way or was it possibly the chemistry at the time? I know...
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    Which one? Pebble Sheen Blue Surf or Blue Granite

    This is beautiful! I really like the grey on the shelf, but I won't have pretty bubbler on mine :(. I also have a good amount of shade for a lot of the day, so hoping that will work out. I think I am going to add the luminous and abalone. Thank you for posting!
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    Which one? Pebble Sheen Blue Surf or Blue Granite

    Is anyone able to post their pics of Blue Granite here also? I am about to make the same decision, but between Blue Granite and our pool builders own product. A lot of the Blue Granite pictures are gone. :)
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    New pool build in North Texas! A long and skinny pool....

    Hi there, I love your pool! We are also doing a long and skinny pool, well not quite as long as yours :) . But I am very interested in the concrete patio you laid. I think you said it was Davis Colors 'Silversmoke' and sand blasted. I love the look sandblasting gives the concrete. I have...
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    Adam's Pebble Plus - Northern CA

    Hi there, Does anyone have any experience with the Adam's Pebble Plus product? Apparently, it is the same as Pebble Tec but it is Adam's in house product and it less than Pebble Tec. Their color options are limited though and not finding a lot of examples or info online. I think I am most...
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    New Build - Tucson, AZ

    It love it. I asked for a "sand wash" finish, wondering if that's the same...? Hopefully, I conveyed to my builder the right process. I'l have to show them this finish. Thank you!
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    New Build - Tucson, AZ

    Your concrete turned out great! What color and finish did you use?
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    Text from Neighbor -- They're digging your pool!

    Your pool is beautiful and I love your ledge and steps. Great job!
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    Getting Started in DFW!

    Is your concrete a brushed finish with a color? It looks perfect with the clean lines!
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    Getting Started in DFW!

    This is gorgeous, what a beautiful setting!
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    Concrete Deck: help with finish and color

    Hi there, did you ever figure out your concrete color? I don't think you could go wrong with your options, the stone, tile, everything looks beautiful. I am in Northern California as well and trying to pick out ledger stone, concrete, uh everything.... We have a meeting tomorrow with our...
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    Las Vegas Build - It's like butter

    Ok, good to know thank you! I've seen some Honey Gold that looks too light and also seemed to get white scuff marks on it. Yours isn't too light for me though, this really might work. I should have asked the first time, do you remember if it was 'Classic' or 'Natural'?
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    Las Vegas Build - It's like butter

    Looks great! Is this Honey Gold ledger by chance?
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    New build in Arizona

    Hi Katie, I think you're pool looks great. I am on a mission to pick ledger stone and then everything else around that element. Anyway, wanted to check out the stone you used? I am sorry if you already said what it is, but I didn't see it. :)
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    Sydney Peak Stone Coping

    Thank you so much for the feedback, I am so glad it's worked out for you, your pool is beautiful! The coping looks great with the water color too. I see the ledger has even more of a rust look and probably more than I am looking for. I like how your stone is more blue/silver with a more...
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    Sydney Peak Stone Coping

    Yankeefan, I was wondering what you ended up using here and how it turned out? Our pool builder has recommended the Sydney Peak ledger stone for our 30 ft. raised wall. But after reading this and Patrick's comments I am confused...
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    Vegas OB! Just got plans back and need some feedback (pics included :) )

    Beautiful job on your pool! We just signed a contract for our first pool and I am completely overwhelmed on material choices. I've been told I need to start with the raised wall as that will be the feature that stands out most on our particular pool. I love your raised wall, could you tell me...
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    Baja ledge opinions

    What a gorgeous pool! I wish I could have a ledge that big. Thank you for sharing!