Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between travertine pavers and concrete pavers?
Travertine pavers are 100% natural stones. Because of this they do cost more than concrete pavers, as you are paying for their rare, natural beauty. Concrete Pavers are made from cement and aggregate and air cured. They are less expensive because the materials that comprise cost less money themselves. Both travertine and concrete pavers come in a variety of colors. Travertine pavers are only 1 ¼" thick, whereas concrete pavers are 2 3/8" – 3 1/8" thick. We do have 1 1/4" thin concrete pavers, but those are typically used just for remodels and not new pools.
Concrete pavers will fade in the sun over time, because they are dyed with color. This makes travertine more durable and longer lasting.
What is the difference between pool plaster choices?
Quartz finishes and Pebble finishes. The main two differences are color and size of stones used. Quartz finish is a mixture of crushed colourful quartz stones with plaster that creates a white base, whereas the pebble finish is larger pieces of stones or pebbles added to the plaster and looks as it is almost all stone. Due to the sizes of the stones and the cost of materials used, pebble finishes are more expensive.
What are the most important things to do after my pool is plastered?
Keep n mind that it is normal for the pH level to keep rising when the finish is new. A normal pH level should be around 7.2 and here is what you have to do to keep it in those boundaries:
Brush your pool every day for at least one month to keep the pool surface fresh and free from stains.
Add acid. Chemicals such as Chlorine, Salt and stabilizer will sanitize your pool and keep it blue.
Make sure you take seriously these instructions and follow them properly, or otherwise you can damage the pool surface and end up wasting the money you worked so hard for.