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pebble-tecThe short answer 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 which will shred their feet. If you have a tanning shelf or play area, you will have to either submerge a towel or they will have to wear clothing to protect their knees. Another issue of pebble-tec is that the creaveces can prove difficult to clean of alge. If it is the color you are looking for, most companys can tint the plaster, and you can still have the smooth surface. Hope this helps.

I disagree. I have two children who run and jump continuosly in our Pebbletec pool/spa. Notice I said spa. No one comes out bleeding or sore. If so, I would rip it out. If there is a rough area due to improper application, the installer can come out with a diamond buffing pad and buff the area down. If given the chance to truly learn about the original Pebbletec and not an imitation, one will learn the stones come from river, glacial, and beach deposits where nature has done the majority of the tumbling. Don't be fooled by texture. And just for the record, Pebble Tec does come in 3 different textures should one be opting for a different look. The other two are called Pebble Sheen and Pebble Fina. I love my Pebble Tec finish.

--- The biggest problem with Pebble Tec is the customer. First, the installer of the Pebble Tec HAS to be a "Certified Installer" through the manufacturer. Other installers can purchase Pebble Tec or even cheaper imitations, and will install it for a cheaper price. What you get is a product that cut's your feet, is rough, stains, etc. Taking the time and spending the money will get you the results that most people have. A quality, durable and long lasting finish that is smooth and beautiful. Don't use a inferior product, don't use the cheapest bidder and you'll be fine.--

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What is the best commercial pool surface product to replace rubber tiles in a play spray area?

Pebble tech

How often do you have to acid wash a pebble tech pool?

I believe if you check with pebble tech they will say never.

What is the difference between pebble-tech and quartz and wetedge?

There is a web link describing quarts finish below. There is also a web link on pebble tech below. pebble tech and quarts are pool surface finishes (see the links mentioned above) Wet edge is a method of constructing a pool where by one or more edges of the pools side are built just below the waters natural surface height. This brings about a situation where water is constantly falling over the edge of the pool into a balance tank and then via filtration back into the pool.

How do you clean algae from a Pebble Tech pool surface without draining the pool?

shock the pool add algaecide and scrub the pool walls with a stiff pool broom this should take care of the problem within a couple of days.

What is the best thing to clean the water line calcium in pebble tech pool?

brush it with a strong solution of acid, Becarefull for your eyes ETC and then hose it down.

Does pebble tech get damage with out water?

Any pool Interior finish will dry out and crumble if allowed to do so.

Can you acid wash pebble tech?

What people refer to as pebble tech is not always the same, to be on the safe side go to the following link.

Will it hurt the pebble tech finish if the pool is drained for 3 or more months?

It shouldn't after all the top of the pebble tech pool is out of the water forever and it doesn't seem to hurt it. However be careful that you don't get a build up of ground water around the outside of the pool, This can cause an empty pool to start floating and that will definitely hurt it. If you have a hydro static valve at the bottom that works it should be ok.

If you recently had your pool surface replaced with Pebble Tech and spent the first 30 days brushing it completely and cleaning your filter daily but still have the silt should you add a lot of acid?

What color is the silt? You might try brush vacuuming the pool. Consult with the builder.

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 similar warranties on all three. A smooth surface is easier to clean but a darker color may not show the dirt like a white surface will. The darker the color the warmer the water.

Can you polish pebble tech?


Where can you buy pebble tech for a do it yourself project?

SCP usually has it in stock you can reach them at If you need installation contact Scuba Pool Repair- Repairing your pool Underwater: 800.330.7068 or visit

How do I get rid of rust stains on a pebble tech pool?

Try putting some chlorine granules in a sock and put the sock with a weight on it directly on the stain,

Your pool has several small cracks The material is pebble tech How can you fix it?

Drop the water below the cracks. Remove loose cement and texture down 1/4 inch. Mix the Pool Pebble Repair compound. Apply the compound to the crack and wipe off excess. Allow to cure for 12 hours.

How do you remove rust stains from a pebble tech pool?

Try putting some dry chlorine or dry acid in a sock and put the sock directly on the stain for a while.

I have a pebble tec pool and the people living here before we bought it didnt take care of it and theres white crap all over the pool and my guess its calcium any ideas how to get it off myself?

If it is under water, it is most likely a build up of alkalinity. An acid wash will be necessary to remove it. Pebble Tec does not recommend an acid wash because there is the potential for loosening the pebbles. But there is no other alternative except replacing the Pebble Tec. Shop around for a person that is experienced with acid washing Pebble Tec. Maybe ask your friends or a pool store for recommendations. If tech is careful, your pool should be fine. If you have a white line around the top of the water (either on tile or the Pebble Tec itself), that will be a calcium buildup. Pebble Tec recommends professional cleaning with magneseium sulfate (brand name MaxxStrip). They do not endorse using glass beads.

Should your 2 year old pebble tech pool need acid washed it still looks real good on occasion it gets a white or green water line and streaks of green on the bottom of the pool buts cleans up?


If you drain the pebble tech pool how can you remove the dark stains on the bottom of the pool?

A solution of hydrochloric/ muriatic acid should do it. don't leave it in there any longer then yo have to though. use just enough to do the job. Also, be very careful when draining your pool that you don't create any issues with your pool structure/integrity.

How long to wait to swim after adding hydrocloric acid to pool?

Acid dilutes very fast, add it to your pool (while running to help circulation) and you should be ready to swim in about 30min. Best way to add it is by using a 5gal bucket, fill it so that you have room to add the acid then walk around the pool pouring into the edges of the pool. This will keep from damaging your plaster especially if your pool has dark plaster or pebble tech plaster. Hope you found this helpful..

What would cause water in a Pebble-Tech pool to quit absorbing calcium?

Well, it is possible that your pH and alkalinity have stabilized where they need to be. You did not state your readings. I would have to know those to have a better answer. k

What are the benefits of pebble tech versus Plaster?

PebbleTec lasts longer than plaster (and is usually warrantied for longer than plaster). In addition, it is darker so typically hides the staining that often comes with pool chemicals.

I have a substance similar to Pebble Tech on my patio cement surface I want to remove it I tried using a strong pressure washer but that did not work How do I remove the pebbles and epoxy resin?

Smash it with a hammer!! Lol xd

How do you install a hayward gas pool heater to my pool?

This job is best left for a qualified pool tech who knows the codes in your state. One wrong part of the installation could get you seriously hurt.

How can someone fix the gouges in the Diamondbrite pool surface Is there a Repair kit available?

Patch material is available thru wholesale distributors (pool service people only) It's made by EZ patch. Ask your pool tech to get some for you.

How do you clean a white fiberglass pool?

ask a pool care tech at your local pool supplier.