Hello everybody. I just found this forum and this is my first post. It seems like an excellent resource.
I owned a pool in NJ for about 8 years and loved it. We renovated it a few years ago with a Hydrazzo plaster surface and the water had a really nice blue color.
7 months ago I moved to Arizona and our new house does not have a pool. I put together a plan to do an owner/builder pool project, have all my designs and permits, etc and was trying to decide on the pool surface. It seems that in AZ the Pebbletec products dominate and we've been steered by the people we are dealing with towards Pebble Sheen.
We've looked at all the colors online of course but also have been driving around looking at actual pools that have various colors of Pebble Sheen. We can't seem to find a color of PS that we like. To use my wife's word, none of the colors 'pop'.
At one of the places we were at today they had a couple of tile surfaced pools that really had vibrant color. I know that tile is a lot more expensive (though I am not sure how much more) but they were so cool looking. Even my old Hydrazzo pool had a more vibrant color than anything I've seen in PS.
Also, we have a beach entry (baja) in the design and were thinking of making that area a different color than the main pool.
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions as I try to pick a surface? Is there a reason, perhaps having to do with the climate, that Pebbletec is so popular our here?
Thanks in advance for your help!!