What else can I use for sparkle? The blue glass makes it too blue for my liking.Remember you'll lose a few inches once the plaster is on top of the shotcrete.
Be aware that we've had a couple of new pools have problems with the alalone- its a natural product so it "decomposed" some and made brown stains in the plaster.
Have you seen this? It is pricey but very cool . My son wanted us to get it. I wanted darker colors for the step trim so I didn’t get it, but if I had wanted white or another lighter color I definitely would have gotten it. Using this in a 4 square diamond would look good. Sparkle during the day and glow at night.Do they do white glass?
Since this is our first time, we didn't really have reference point. We're also a little upset that the PB didn't tell us that the gas line would be our responsibility. We assumed it was included same as the electrical run. They did tell us we'd have to contact the gas company to upgrade our meter. We'll try to get some other contractors to check it out, but hopefully their scheduling won't delay any of our other work. It shouldn't, since the heater won't be fired up for a while and the path that needs to be trenched won't be under any decking or finished landscaping any time soon.So you need about 100 foot run for the gas line. $31/foot. It is on the high side but not outrageous. See if some other contractor is hungry for the work.
electricians dont do gas lines, plumbers do. In my area it is pricey, about $20 per linear foot. I have seen posts on here that were about $10/linear ft.Anyway, the electricians came to run the electrical stuff and set up the panels. It was dark when I got home, so I'm anxious to see the panel. The electrician also gave me a quote on running the gas line from the meter to the pool heater on the pad. The quote was $3100!!! Outside of the pool contract.