Long gone are the days when plaster was the only pool finish you could get. While plaster has its benefits, new technology has given pool owners a wide variety of other choices. An abundant number of aggregate finishes and glass tiles gives homeowners more options with distinctive looks and an endless array of customizable features.
Upfront, these new finishes may be more expensive than plaster, but their longevity and style can outweigh price concerns. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each of these finishes, and discover which one is right for your pool.
Pebble Tec is made of atural, polished pebbles that create a bumpy texture and a nonslip surface. There are 18 color options to choose from, and it also can be custom made to a homeowner’s preference.
This Pebble Tec finish creates the look of a natural, sandy beach entry and blends in with the landscape’s native boulders and grasses.
Cost estimate: $92 to $105 per linear foot, installed (varies significantly according to region and labor)