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What’s In a Name? Pebble Pool Finishes vs. Mini Pebble Pool Finishes

While searching the internet for the perfect pebble pool finish for your new installation or remodel, you may have come across the term “mini pebble pool.” It’s easy to guess that this term refers to the size of the pebbles used in a pebble pool finish, but you may be wondering about the differences beyond size alone.

What is a mini pebble pool finish? How does a mini pebble pool finish differ from a pebble pool finish? Are there advantages to a mini pebble pool? Are the finishes equally as durable? This blog will help you understand the differences between pebble pool finish types and give you a better idea of which finish will best meet your needs and creative vision.

Pebble Pool Finish Similarities

The first thing to understand is that pebble pool finishes, with proper maintenance and pool chemistry, offer superior durability when compared with other finish types like quartz or plaster. However, pebble pool durability depends on the source ingredients and manufacturing, and the care taken during installation.

PebbleTec offers the highest quality pebble pools. All PebbleTec pool finishes, regardless of pebble size, can last decades, giving you the optimal return on investment.

One of the things that sets all PebbleTec pebble pool finishes apart is that they go through a rigorous process to ensure quality and uniformity. Our American manufacturing plants screen out impurities and metals seven times during production and use only top-quality, fade-resistant pigments.

All PebbleTec finishes, regardless of pebble size, are designed with your comfort in mind. Our authorized applicators are specially trained on installing PebbleTec’s product lines, which means you can count on your chosen finish having a smooth feel that you will love.

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Pebble Pool Finish Differences: What is a “mini pebble pool”?

The term “mini pebble pool” simply means that the pool finish is made with a smaller pebble size. Except for our Original Finish, all of PebbleTec’s finish lines are in the “mini pebble” category. These latter finishes are differentiated from each other by aesthetic enhancements like sparkling glass beads, and by the use of smaller pebble sizes.

Consider two of our most popular lines: Original Finish and PebbleSheen (considered a “mini pebble finish”). Both finishes offer unparalleled durability and beauty.

The main difference is that our Original Finish offers a naturally textured feel while the slightly smaller pebbles in our PebbleSheen finish offer a more refined texture. These textural differences are simply a matter of personal preference. We encourage you to contact a PebbleTec authorized installer, who will provide product samples that enable you to experience our finishes hands on.

Mini Pebble Pool Colors

Fortunately, all of our pebble pool finishes present a gorgeous array of colors that will make your pool a showpiece. If you’re looking for inspiration, consider these two popular color categories.

A black mini pebble pool finish is a unique, elegant and modern option that makes the water color appear deep blue or black. Our PebbleSheen Black Onyx is made of deep brown pebbles speckled with white rocks. Black Eclipse, also in the PebbleSheen line, takes the water color a degree darker.

Aqua blue mini pebble pool finishes are also popular. PebbleTec’s aptly named Aqua Blue features a combination of white, gold, grey and dark brown pebbles, creating a soothing light to medium blue water color. When you view any of our color pages, note the subtle shift in water color appearance as the depth of the pool increases. We create these unique gradations by designing our blends with complementary colors.

Of course, our color options extend well beyond those listed above. We invite you to explore all our finishes and begin to imagine your backyard oasis. You’re sure to find a color that inspires you.

Ask Our Experts

We hope this overview has helped you understand the differences between pebble pool finishes. You may already have an idea of the PebbleTec finish you prefer, or perhaps you’re still debating. Our experienced, helpful support team is glad to talk more with you about your options and discuss nuances in texture and color. We want you to have a superior experience throughout your pool installation or remodel process, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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What’s In a Name? Pebble Pool Finishes vs. Mini Pebble Pool Finishes

While searching the internet for the perfect pebble pool finish for your new installation or remodel, you may have come across the term “mini pebble pool.” It’s easy to guess that this term refers to the size of the pebbles used in a pebble pool finish, but you may be wondering about the differences beyond size alone.