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

mylegs

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May 20, 2018
5
Austin, Texas
This thread was very helpful when picking out our plaster. Returning the favor. NPT Stonescapes Aqua White mini pebble with hand cast Puerto Rico blend glass.
 

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Luckycoffin

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Jul 13, 2020
62
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I love your pool color. I’m at the stage of finalizing a plaster color and I think I’ll go with radiant fusion. How do you have a micro fusion with glass? Is it radiant fusion or is it the micro fusion level with added glass? I hope my question makes sense.
Thanks! We did the micro fusion with hand tossed abalone and kobalt glass. ( Basically the radiant fusion at lower price) PXL_20210326_172941216.jpg
 

Robert1022

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Nov 21, 2020
50
Montgomery County Maryland
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Hi - I just got my pool plastered with pebblesheen blue surf and we love it! Pool was filled on Saturday and I’m brushing like crazy!
 

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Liz315

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I think Anvil will give you the dark color your looking for. The techo block onyx coping does get warm, we haven’t had extremely hot weather yet but it was 85 out the other day and it was hot but I was still about to walk on it with bare feet. We have a dark grey waterline tile that matches the coping close. We originally wanted a darker plaster but didn’t want to spend the large upgrade price for it so we stuck with French grey which gave the water a pretty tone that contrasts nicely with the dark coping.
 

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iccupop

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Sep 27, 2020
1
Texas
Just wanted to thank everyone for their posts here. It was very helpful when trying to decide after narrowing down to my last three choices, tahoe blue, tropics blue and midnight blue. I ended up going with tropics blue puerto rico blend (small) with 2 bag cobalt, hand cast shell and moonrocks. Builder (Rock-Scapes out of Decatur, TX) included moonrocks at no charge but after seeing them at night I would have paid for them.

The color is very bright blue on sunny days and looks very dark with shadows and as the sun is setting. I'm very happy with it as it looks very lagoon-ish as the sun is going down and the rocks appear to be floating on the water. On cloudly days or when the pool isn't running you can see all the inconsistencies in the color. I think this is one of the drawbacks of a darker color and a large surface are in the deep end (9'+). Otherwise very happy with the choice.

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Freeform 17'x34' 30k gal, 4' to 9.5' deepend. Stonescapes tropics blue puerto rio blend, 2 bag cobalt mix with hand cast shell and moonrocks. Coral Rustic blue 6x6 waterline and Equinox Multicolor accent and tub roll. Just remodeled in 11/2020 by Rock-Scapes. Couldn't be happier with Beau and Robert's work.
 

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Green25

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May 13, 2020
111
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Liquid Chlorine
Your pool is gorgeous! We were thinking Aqua Blue and I think this sealed the decision- so thank you very much!! I love your waterline tile - what is it and source? Many thanks!
Thank you! We love how it turned out. Here is a photo from late afternoon in March to show the most accurate color after about 6-7mo with water. It’s obviously lighter in color in full summer sun, but we haven’t had much of that lately. 😂

The tile is NPT Meridian Sea Green 1x2 with #542 Graystone grout. Both tile and pebblesheen were the basic Tier 1 choices, no additives.
 

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Nikilyn

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Sep 3, 2018
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B.lu

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Oct 16, 2020
134
New England
Just wanted to add another Pebblesheen Blue Granite to the thread. These images were all taken about mid-day, within 5 minutes of each other. Pool goes from 3ft-6ft. I spent many hours looking at Pebble pictures online and really appreciated this thread. I am so happy with the color.
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lespaulplayer

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Jun 4, 2021
2
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My refinished pool with Wet Edge Signature Matrix Caribbean has just finished filling the previous night. This is the next morning with no chemicals in it yet. There aren't many photos available of this finish and water color so I'll add photos after start up too. This photo is looking down into the 8' deep end. No circulation; I just stirred the water a bit with my hand to create a little ripple. Some shade and full sun.

Edit: I've added photos for full overcast, early morning partial sun, and full sun so you can see how the water color changes. The new photos are a few days after refilling the pool in the midst of starting up. The last one shows some clear blue north sky for color reference to the water.

Edit 9/9/21: I've added three more photos that show the water color two months after the initial filling. Bright sunlight on a clear day.
 

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saralines

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Aug 3, 2020
51
Los Angeles
I think Anvil will give you the dark color your looking for. The techo block onyx coping does get warm, we haven’t had extremely hot weather yet but it was 85 out the other day and it was hot but I was still about to walk on it with bare feet. We have a dark grey waterline tile that matches the coping close. We originally wanted a darker plaster but didn’t want to spend the large upgrade price for it so we stuck with French grey which gave the water a pretty tone that contrasts nicely with the dark coping.
Which type of French Grey did you use? (Which product?) - And what is the depth of your pool? Love it.
 

Jgc88

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Mar 27, 2021
24
California
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Chlorine
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Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
Ours is stonescapes aqua blue mini pebble. We have hand cast glass, I believe Puerto Rico Blend? (Cobalt blue, medium blue, light blue and iridescent glass) and a very small amount of hand cast abalone.
 

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Liz315

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Which type of French Grey did you use? (Which product?) - And what is the depth of your pool? Love it.
Npt French grey Quartzscape. It is 3.5 feet in low end and goes to 5.5 feet in deep end.
 

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