Pool Finish and Color Viewing Room...TFP Member Sound Off

3asyB

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Jan 7, 2019
155
CSTX
This will be our attempt at having one place that we can view the finished product of various Plaster/Pebble/Quartz/Vinyl/FG/etc. pool finishes. Simply attach a good pic looking down at the steps and another one looking at the deep end to share how it looks at different depths. Make sure to share the Brand and type of your pool finish along with color and any extras you had added.

This will help all of our new users with potentially the hardest decision of the process. As well as show off our TFP pools.

We will be the best source online for this if we all contribute. Can’t wait to see this develop! :lovetfp:

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** You need go look at a real pool, in different light, at different times of the day, to make a real decision. Morning, noon, afternoon, night, cloudy, bright, etc. Color really changes throughout the day. Maybe more so for a darker pool. So see if you can find a showroom, or if your finisher can get you in to see some of his customers' pools.

Depth is also an issue. Plaster/pebble color will look different at different depths. So your bottom step will look bluer than your top step. And your deep end will not match your sun deck! Just keep that in mind when looking at others' pools.
 
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A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
132
Austin, Texas
Great Thread and glad to contribute. My finish is QuartzScapes Super Blue with 2 extra bags of blue quartz. I can post more pictures if requested.
 

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bmoreswim

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Jul 16, 2012
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Central MD
Pool Size
27000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
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SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
We have tinted plain plaster (tinted with Diamond Brite). The mixture is: 1 bag DB Onyx, 4 bags white cement, 7 bags marble dust per batch. They used 3 1/2 batches for our 27K gal. pool for reference.

Note: Tinted plaster is a cheap way to get color but is subject to mottling, which we have and really enjoy for it's character. I call our pool color Poor Man's French Grey.

Cloudy, dark background:

full


Bright, sunny:

full


Bright, sunny:

full
 
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Copperhed51

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Dec 29, 2017
166
Queen Creek, AZ
Here is my addition for Super Sheen Mystic Blue. The shelf is around 13", the shallow end is 4', and the deep end is 8'. These are all in full sun and less than a week after startup, so the color may change slightly. I also have 15 lbs of abalone that was hand broadcast. I've included a spa pic as well.

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GregInClaremont

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Jun 25, 2017
153
Claremont, CA
NPT Stonescapes in Mini "Aqua-cool." It has a white base plaster with black gray and blue speckles. We did add some Abalone for sparkle and wish we added the full bag our builder had suggested, especially since he didn't upcharge for it!
 

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jimim

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Jun 20, 2016
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NE/Pa
Hi everyone. Figured I would show a few different things since I never owned a pool and was clueless about color water change and such so maybe this will also help someone else when they do their build out.

Diamond Brite: Super Blue. White base plaster with colored quartz pieces.

Finished plaster. You can see the quartz isn't through yet. So it's looking pretty white still.
Untitled by Jim, on Flickr

Fill color. Just to show how it will change.
IMG_8632 by Jim, on Flickr

Few days later. See how it changed already.
IMG_8660_HDR by Jim, on Flickr

Shade/Sunny Day Pic:
IMG_8848_HDR by Jim, on Flickr

And just to show how clear your water will be after winter opening using the TFP method!
IMG_8894 by Jim, on Flickr
 
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engrav

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Whidbey Island, WA
As per kimkats at
new plaster streaked - is this how it is with plaster
for pool pics

Pics pools is tough. Depth is only one parameter. Sun no sun, angle of sun, clouds no clouds, position of camera, pump no pump, etc.

Our aim was to match Saratoga Passage.
Plaster is white plaster with marble Pacific dye from Quality Pools Group.
First pic of Saratoga Passage
Then pool at various times throughout the day.
Surely is true there is no such a thing as “thee” picture of a pool.
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tampatommy

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May 2, 2017
258
Tampa, FL
Stonescapes Aqua Blue mini pebble with 3 bag mix of puerto rico blend and touch of glass cobalt blue beads. 1.5 bags of puerto rico blend and 1.5 bags of cobalt glass bead was added to each batch.

by T V, on Flickr

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KeoniL

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Feb 10, 2019
8
La Quinta, ca
This will be our attempt at having one place that we can view the finished product of various Plaster/Pebble/Quartz/Vinyl/FG/etc. pool finishes. Simply attach a good pic looking down at the steps and another one looking at the deep end to share how it looks at different depths. Make sure to share the Brand and type of your pool finish along with color and any extras you had added.

This will help all of our new users with potentially the hardest decision of the process. As well as show off our TFP pools.

We will be the best source online for this if we all contribute. Can’t wait to see this develop! :lovetfp:
Stonescapes Tahoe Blue mini pebble with tossed abalone.
 

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cunningmk

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Jul 29, 2017
34
Southeastern PA
Here is Wet Edge Luna Quartz Bermuda finish. Close up is 9” deep, deep end pic is 8’ deep.
 

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Awp14

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Nov 27, 2018
255
Dallas, TX
Pool Size
11000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Here’s ours - they just did startup today so I’m not sure if the color will change much at all, but we love it!

Blue granite pebblesheen. Lots of pics, different lighting and close up vs overall shots. Hope this is helpful to someone!

 
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