How do you clean sand colored pebble tech on the coping aarea?
A 10-20% solution of muriatic acid and bristle brush will clean the pebble tech. Be careful, the acid will burn if it comes in contact with skin or eyes. By 10% I mean 1 part acid to 9 parts cold water. Always add acid to water not water to acid due to unwanted thermal reaction.
Compare pebble tech pebble sheen and ultra poz pool interiors in cost warranty ease of cleaning and helping to keep the pool water warm?
Pebble sheen is usually the most expensive per square ft. is smoother than Pebble tec because the size of the pebble is smaller. Pebble tec is close in price to Pebble sheen is not as smooth as sheen but has better longevity because the larger pebbles stay in tact longer. Ultra poz is less expensive than Pebble is smoother than sheen. warranties depend on the company you choose but here in Phoenix I am seeing…
Firstly, you should only have water that is treated with salt - not 'saltwater'. Pool water will always leave deposits in the pool and the surrounding area. If the coping is correctly sealed with a high quality stone sealer it will be fine if it's kept clean and deposits are hosed and bushed off on a regular basis. I'd also suggest sealing the sandstone coping a couple of times a year.
pebble-tec The short answer is...it depends. It depends on your needs and your family situation. If you have children, especially younger ones, I would not recommend pebble tec. The biggest issue with pebble-tec is that it is very rough. Where do young kids spend a great deal of time in the pool? Hanging on the edge. Now think what they are doing with their feet. They're walking up the side or paddling on the side…
Ph is up doesn't correlate with a clean pool. The pH needs to be lower to get it clean. And then you need chlorine, probably lots of it to get it clean; try 8 gallons of liquid or 20lbs of tricolor. Trichlor is good for white plaster pools. If you have a colored plaster, it would be better to use Dichlor.