Pebble Tec is a coating for the interior of your pool that adds a rich and more natural look. Pebble Tec has searched out and gathered pebbles, chosen for their color and beauty, from all around the world. Pebble Tec then combines thousands of tiny pebbles and fuses them into a plaster which is applied to the interior of your pool. Thousands of pebbles reflect light and play off the water creating a breathtaking rainbow of colors and moving sparkles.
The Pebble Tec finish is far more dynamic and natural looking than the white plaster that finishes other in-ground pools and spas. An added benefit is that Pebble Tec is stain resistant and adds strength and durability to your pool and spa. Pebble Tec comes in three different product lines: Pebble Tec, Pebble Sheen, and Pebble Fina – all of which come in multiple combinations of color. Some lines include crushed seashells for added brilliance and sparkle. As a further testament to the quality of their product, Pebble Tec only allows skilled installers who are licensed by Pebble Technology to apply the pebble coating.
A growing trend in the construction of pools is a salt or salt water pool. These pools are not treated with liquid or granular chlorine like a traditional pool. Instead, salt water pools are treated with common salt – which, through the process of electrolysis, is converted into chlorine. A common misconception about salt water pools is that the pool water will taste salty like the ocean. This is not the case. Ocean water has a salinity count of around 35,000 parts per million, and a salt water pool has about 3,000 parts per million. Humans have a salt taste threshold of approximately 3,500 part per million, which makes the salt in a salt water pool nearly undetectable to the human taste bud.
Salt water pools also reduce your maintenance, as the salt needs to be added far less frequently than traditional chlorine, and provides the convenience of not having to buy heavy and noxious chlorine. A salt water pool is gentler and kinder on the skin and eyes, will not discolor light hair, and does not leave the harsh smell of chlorine on your body. Other benefits of a salt treated pool is that you are swimming in a mild saline solution, as opposed to a harsher chemical environment. The saline pool is less drying to the body, and when you exit the pool your skin will feel softer and smoother and people generally feel more refreshed.
TA spa is a body of hot water that uses underwater jets that churn and agitate the water. Most people include a spa when constructing a pool – so much so that a jargon term “spool” has been created to refer to this trend. Spas are the ideal place to relax sore muscles and are often used as a form of water therapy. Beyond therapeutic benefits, spas are a natural gathering spot in your backyard where family and friends can sit together and enjoy the soothing effects of warm water. Built with the same gunite and rebar frame as an in-ground pool, spas also have flexibility in shape and size.
The spa’s perimeter can connect to the pool and have decorative spillways that flow into the main pool area. These spillways can be simple or elaborate; a gentle stream of water or a cascading waterfall – a dramatic additional element to the theme of the pool and backyard. Spas can also be built detached from the pool, or built as a “stand alone” with no pool. Additional variations include: oversized spas, number of jets, multilevel seating, shape, decorative stylings, and natural materials. A spa adds warmth, relaxation, and luxury to your backyard.