I've been getting quotes to replaster our 20x40 IG pool and replace the tile. Some companies (including one highly recommended by a fellow forumite who is in the biz) suggest using a quartz aggregate instead of straight plaster. The companies say that the finish will last longer than plain plaster. Reading previous reviews on the forum, that seems to be the consensus. The quotes we are getting for the job (including replacing the pool and spa light) are on the order of $9-10k, $1600 of that is for the quartz. Anyone want to give an opinion on if this is worth it or not? We are in Southern California, if that makes any difference. We also don't really care about the color of the pool water (as long as it's not green ).
One company refers to Colorquartz aggregate, another (the forum-recommended one) to 100% quartz. Are those different names for pretty much the same product, or is there some real difference?
Thanks for any input.