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    Cool Remodel in Plano Complete-- Pool is Full

    ​We have a 19 year old RiverBend Sandler built gunite pool, finished in white Diamond Brite, sport pool depth. (I would have made it 8+ feet deep if I had built it to help keep the water cooler in the summer, but it was here already when we moved in.)

    Pool needs a new finish and I've gotten bids from a Wet Edge installer (Romos) and Pebble Tec (Classic). Looking at the Prism Matrix finishes in Constellation and Twilight and Pebble Tec in Tahoe Blue with Shimmering Sea & Luminous added for sparkle.

    Does anyone here have any experience with either installer? (Neighbor used Classic a few years ago) You can message me if you don't want to say so here.

    And does anyone have a thought about the Prism Matrix versus Pebble Tec with the additives? I like a blue with a hint of teal or what some call a medium dark aquamarine. I heavily landscape my yard with daylilies, iris, hibiscus, and tropicals, so I want a color that looks like a pond. In Texas, to me, that's the warmer blues.

    Thanks for any input.
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    Welcome to the forum!

    Both are excellent product brands, but I don't know what the "luminous" is. Is it glass beads or Abalone? I would choose the latter if it were me. What do you want the water color to be? I happen to prefer lighter colors, and it's only opinion, but I would want to be as close as possible to the water colors you'd find where all those tropicals go. Best you could anyway. I so wish we could grow tropicals here.
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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    We just completed our pool with pebbletec Tahoe blue with luminous glass beads in "jade" mix (equal parts blue and green beads with some clear and gold glass). The pool color changes quite a bit depending the lighting and time if day, ranging from bright aqua to medium /dark blue or teal to almost black. Also, we have colored LED lights and this finish was just about the darkest we could do and still have the various colored lights show up well.

    We opted not to use the shimmering sea (albalone) because some people have had difficulty with staining from the shells and some say the shells lose their shine over time. We are very happy with the glass beads (luminous).

    The first photo is a close up in full sun of the deep end showing the swimout bench (bench depth 16 inches; total depth 6 feet).
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    IG Gunite 20x40 pool with Pebbletec finish (Tahoe blue with luminous glass in mixed jade); Pentair DE Filter and Pump; Intellibrite LED lights; RayPac 8350 Heat and Cool Heat Pump; NPT Arctic Ice glass tile; Coverstar autocover; Cambridge Renaissance Pavers in Onyx Lite; bluestone coping.

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    Really love the pool and color! I was thinking about Tahoe blue with glass beads as well, could you take a few shots of the shallow end so we can have a looksie


    current build<--free form gunite 34x21 18k gallons 4ft-7ft deep,Pentair 3HP VSP, wisperflo 2hp, 520 cartridge filter, 400k heater, ez touch 8 with screen logic, ic40 swg. 4ft sheer decent, 2 led deck jets, 5 globrite leds,rock spa waterfall. Mocha travertine deck, noche coping. Tropics blue custom mix with LOTS of beads and shells

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    Thanks! I will try to get better pics of the shallow end but you can see a bit in the ones above showing the steps.
    IG Gunite 20x40 pool with Pebbletec finish (Tahoe blue with luminous glass in mixed jade); Pentair DE Filter and Pump; Intellibrite LED lights; RayPac 8350 Heat and Cool Heat Pump; NPT Arctic Ice glass tile; Coverstar autocover; Cambridge Renaissance Pavers in Onyx Lite; bluestone coping.

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    That is gorgeous, Yankeelawyer! Love the color and envy you the large lot. When we had a pool built in San Antonio back in 1988, we had a huge park like lot... unfortunately, where we are now, big lots are few and far between!
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    The Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation or Twilight bid came in at a lower cost than the Pebble Tec Tahoe Blue without glass. Does anyone have either of those finishes?
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano: Need Help w/Wet Edge Prism Matrix Color Choices

    We are redoing our pool too (new coping, glass tile, adding benches and Pebbletec), and we also wish our pool was deeper. Sorry, I haven't seen those finishes but we chose French Grey PebbleSheen with Shimmering Sea shells added. They just applied it today and will acid wash it tomorrow. I was inspired by the "things that inspire" pool found here Things That Inspire: The pool design process. Of course our house, yard and pool look nothing like that, but a girl can dream, right?
    IG ~12000 gallon 1988 freeform pool with IG spa, Hayward equip, Ecostar pump. Remodel done: NPT Arctic 1x2 tile in Lagoon w/ gray thinset & Light Pewter grout, French Gray PebbleSheen w/ grey fittings, Leuders buff eased edge limestone coping w/ Light Buff mortar, buff mastic

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    Re: Remodel in Plano: Need Help w/Wet Edge Prism Matrix Color Choices

    We got the Wet Edge bid back.... for the Prism Matrix in Constellation, our favorite, it wound up being only $500 more than Pebble Tec in Tahoe Blue with the shells added. Not sure how much adding in the jade mix like YankeeLawyer did would add. The Pebble Brilliance prices started at $1600 more than the Prism Matrix and ranged up to almost $3000 more than the colors we liked best in the Prism Matrix... luckily for us, those were also the tier one of the Prism Matrix... we like the medium dark aquamarine.

    Happy to hear they might be able to start as early as next week! These guys do Wet Edge for all the pool companies that don't do it in-house, so they have a lot of crews.
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    We're scheduled to start on Tuesday-- weather permitting. Considering the forecast... well, we'll see.


    Here's a few photos of the pool as it currently is. I am changing over the landscaping so it's a work in progress to be completed once the pool is re-surfaced.
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    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    They drained the pool and installed the new spa deck control and heater today. Tomorrow is prep and bonding and Thursday is the Wet Edge being applied.
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    Well, feels like some real progress was made today. They chipped out around the returns and tile, power washed, acid washed, and applied a bonding coat. Tomorrow is plaster day-- really looking forward to the new finish-- Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra seashell added. Then Friday it's the acid wash and fill...

    Going to be cooler this weekend but that will give me time to start getting the chemicals balanced before it's swim time. Ready to test with the new kit I ordered. The TF-100 with Speed Stir.

    Photos from today...

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    So excited for tomorrow!!
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    Let the plastering begin!!DSC02798.jpg
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    We have color!

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    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Oh, how exciting! Great progress. I can't wait to see the water color. It's going to be soooo lovely.
    Spring 2017 Build 14x30 FF 12,000 gallon IG plaster w/ blue quartz. 3 LED color lights. Tanning ledge. Raised spa w/ 3 spillways. 1 sheer descent from raised side wall. Jandy Pro Series Aqua Pure SWG (40,000 gallons), Jandy Pro Series Variable Speed Pump, Jandy Pro Series Large Tank Cartridge Filters CL460, Jandy Pro Series JXi Pool and Spa Natural Gas Heater (400,000 BTU). Maytronics A20 robot. TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Remodel in Plano

    Going to go take a couple of photos once they are done for the day.. it already looks good, but after the acid wash tomorrow, it really ought to sparkle!
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    They handcast extra seashells in it... can already see the sparkle so I know it will really shine post-acid wash!
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Doing my happy dance... acid wash is done and water is going in... Hard to capture in a photo but the extra shells and the glass beads make it sparkle like crazy. Really love the color and all the shine! The hole in the spa floor is where the spa fountain goes... they are going to fabricate me one in gray to blend in better than the white one I currently have would.

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    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: Remodel in Plano-- Filling the Pool Today!

    Your finish looks fabulous!!! You took some terrific pictures - a nice variety including closeups. Thanks! The beads and shells are stunning! I can't wait to see the main pool area filled!
    Suz~Cypress/Houston area~ My 2015 Pool Build. 24K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy; color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. TF-100, SpeedStir

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