Trying to decide on the right surface for your Orange County pool remodeling project may have you considering a pebble finish. Pebble surfaces are also referred to as exposed aggregate or the more polished “terrazo” finish. This technique was developed in Australia in the 1960s by adding tiny, smooth surfaced river pebbles into plaster to create a swimming pool finish. Over the years many companies have explored this technique and color possibilities, making it a hugely popular choice in Orange County Pool Remodeling.
Since a key ingredient in pebble finish is stone, pebble surfaces are very durable. When compared with regular plaster, pebble finishes are considered more durable as they resist surface corrosion and maintain strength and beauty for much longer. Another advantage of using a pebble finish in Orange County Pool Remodeling is the large variety of pebble color, making it possible for you to choose a very custom finished look and resulting water color. As pebbles are naturally non-reactive, corrosion and color change is less of an issue than in other pool surfaces, as well, although under intense chemical fluctuations, any pool surface could have issues.
Pebble surfaces are more textured when compared with other pool finishes. This type of pool finish generally costs a bit more than ordinary plaster, too, due to an increase in material and labor costs. Pebble finishes are created by combining concrete and stone aggregate on a pool’s surface and then removing the top layer of concrete, revealing the stone pebbles. The smaller the stone (or sand), the more uniform the color of the pool surface. Exposed aggregate finishes are not limited to swimming pools, so your style and theme can be carried through in pool decks, walkways, and patios too, giving you more options in your Orange County pool remodeling endeavors.
If you would like to see samples of our work using exposed aggregate and pebble finishes as an Orange County pool remodeling option, please give us a call at 800.446.1281. We’d love to discuss your project and show you samples of the many styles and colors available in pebble finishes.