How Long Does a Pebble Tec Finish Last?

If you’re thinking about building a new pool in Los Angeles, CA, or resurfacing one you already own, you should consider a Pebble Tec pool finish for your pool interior. While classic plaster remains a popular choice, this newer material is far more beautiful, longer lasting and easier to maintain.

Anyone can have a regular white plaster pool, but if you want to turn your backyard into a soothing oasis, adding a Pebble Tec interior can dramatically transform the look. Here’s why people love Pebble Tec, and how long you can expect it to last in your Los Angeles, CA pool.

What is Pebble Tec?

Pebble Tec pool interiors use small pebbles, aggregated with a specially formulated plaster. The pebbles form the majority of the surface, so you mostly see the smooth rocks. When your pool is filled, it gives the look (and feeling) of walking through a crystal-clear riverbed.

Here’s why people love Pebble Tec for their pool surfaces:

  • Aesthetically pleasing: Combining a Pebble Tec pool interior with a modern pool design makes for a show-stopping look. While traditional plaster can be custom-colored, it doesn’t have the same natural beauty that real pebbles do. Whichever color and style you choose, the natural rock will highlight the design and color choice.
  • Plenty of style choices: Pebble Tec comes in multiple finishes and colors, including Pebble Sheen, Pebble Fina and Pebble Brilliance. For a smoother surface, choose a finish with smaller pebbles. You can also get color finishes ranging from tan to blue-green.
  • Durable: Pebble Tec finishes are designed to last over 20 years when properly maintained, even when they’re exposed to harsh pool chemicals like chlorine. Most Pebble Tec finishes come with a lifetime warranty, so you can expect beauty and quality for decades to come.

How long will the finish last compared to plaster?

If you already own a plaster pool, you’re probably familiar with its challenges. Staining, discoloration, cracks, crumbling and bacteria are all too common. Caring for a plaster pool takes a lot more time and effort (and chemicals) than when you have a Pebble Tec finish. Furthermore, you’ll need to have your plaster pool resurfaced about once every five years. It’s hardly what anyone wants to be doing when the temperatures finally get warm enough for swimming.

Pebble Tec finishes, on the other hand, last for over 20 years in Los Angeles, CA. As long as you keep up on your maintenance, you won’t need resurfacing or repair like you might with plaster interiors. The result is a beautiful, easy-to-maintain interior with natural stone. While Pebble Tec is more expensive than traditional plaster surfaces, saving on maintenance time, pool chemicals and regular resurfacing can make up for the cost difference.

Not sure if Pebble Tec is right for your pool in Los Angeles, CA? Avanti Pools, Inc. has been in the pool business since 1999. Give us a call today to talk about your options, get a quote and learn more about Pebble Tec’s beauty and longevity.