Happy to help if I can! I feel like I've gotten a degree in glass tile over the past few months.
Hey - where's your "Under Construction" thread?? You need to do one!
I am quite shy and not good at keeping things up to date.
So far we've had a rather uneventful build. (/Fingers crossed)
Initially, we chose another glass tile, but at the last minute NPT did not have the quantity we required. As you well know, the Oceanside glass was a costly alternative.
Nevertheless, it is a beautiful hand-made product, such that the individual colors are as impressive as the blends. What color or blend did you choose?
You should at least post a photo of your build so far! What type of pool? What is your tile?
Our Oceanside tile is Teserra "Crochet" blend of Aqua iridescent, Pearl iridescent and Clear. Agonizing now over what color grout to use!
Here's a description of the pool: In-ground, rectangular, L-shape, 30 by 14, with a 7 by 7 spa (270 degree perimeter overflow, raised 18 inches), slightly inset (about 2 feet) into the pool to form the L-shape.
The pool has two bond beam walls --- on the right side, 18 inch by 14 feet, and in the back, a 4.5 by 30 foot wall as it is built right up to a slope. The back bond beam has 3 sheer descents. (It is a big pool in a very small yard.)
All the bond beam walls and an equipment wall (5 by 11) on the left side are covered in a grey/blue ledger stone. The decking is silver travertine. The coping is poured-in-place natural grey concrete (sand blast finish). The water line and spa tile is Muse Bondi (Non-Irid) 7/8 straight set. Our plaster choice is Stonescapes Mini-pebble, midnight blue.
We looked at the blends (e.g., Kalani), but with the ledger stone and travertine it made things too busy.
AmyJo, I am planning on a replaster and I am interested in AB. I also live in Georgia. Could you tell me the name of the plaster company you are using? Please forgive me if you have already mentioned it.
Amy lets get Brian in on this one. He is our pro for this kind of thing. BRIAN! OH BRIAN! This is when a "call button" would come in handy!