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    Buying pebble tec samples online?

    I came accross this website samples.pebbletec.com and was wondering if anyone knows if it is a trusted source for samples. I am looking for a few samples of our top 2 choices (aqua blue luminous and white diamonds luminous). Thanks.

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    Re: Buying pebble tec samples online?

    Yes, that is the pebbletec website. The real deal.
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    Re: Buying pebble tec samples online?

    Rag,

    The samples may work for color, but I found they are useless for texture. You really need to "put your feet" in the real thing to make sure you understand what the finished feels like.

    Your pool builder should be able to arrange a tour at some of the pools he has already finished.

    The samples that were given to me felt pretty smooth, but the actual texture in the pool is more like sandpaper.

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    Re: Buying pebble tec samples online?

    I think I would have added the Luminous to our Aqua Blue Sheen if they had offered it a few years ago. I like the look.
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    Re: Buying pebble tec samples online?

    This is a good point. I found that the samples of pebblesheen feel smoother than pebbletec (which has larger pebbles) but in a pool, the pebbletec feels less abrasive.

    We opted for pebbletec sight unseen at the time we ordered and fortunately are happy with it. I think it feels smooth to the hand or foot but you wouldn't want to scrape a wet knee or elbow against it. That said, I find pools with older plaster (in need of refinishing) to be much more abrasive than any pebbletec product.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    Rag,

    The samples may work for color, but I found they are useless for texture. You really need to "put your feet" in the real thing to make sure you understand what the finished feels like.

    Your pool builder should be able to arrange a tour at some of the pools he has already finished.

    The samples that were given to me felt pretty smooth, but the actual texture in the pool is more like sandpaper.

    Thanks,

    Jim R.
    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: Buying pebble tec samples online?

    I thought you had to be a pool builder or in the industry to buy them? I tried to purchase the pebblesheen samples online, but was unable to. :/

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