"Resurfacing pools is the heart of what we do. It's what
we know best. However, we don't know what is best for you. So
we explain the different surfaces to our customers and let them
tell us what they want."
are actually many interior pool surfaces used throughout the
world. The three most common, and the three we recommend you
consider, are plaster, "quartz" and pebble. Quartz
and pebble surfaces were developed as solutions to the shortcomings
of plaster. And they are. However, neither is perfect and,
like most improvements, they cost more than plaster. Here's
how they compare, so you can make up your own mind. . .
is still the most common interior pool surface (although
it's not the best). People like plaster because they're
familiar with it and it's the least expensive of the three
Most traditional plaster is white cement mixed with
limestone or marble sand. By its nature, plaster has
Its porous surface is the most susceptible of the three to staining,
bacteria growth and breakdown by the chemicals you add. Because
plaster constantly reacts to water and chemicals, plaster pools
"use" more chemicals to maintain a balanced water
chemistry. And plaster doesn't typically last as long as the
other two surfaces (for these reasons).
expect a new plaster surface to give you 7 to 10 years of
good service with proper care.
For more information about plaster, including our new Premium
Plaster surface and extended warranty, click
here. By the way, if you're considering
re-plastering your pool, choose Premium Plaster, there's no
and after Quartz pool
quartz interior pool surface is actually a plaster surface
with quartz aggregate mixed in. There are two benefits with
quartz is a very hard material. And because a percentage of
your pool interior surface is now covered with a hard, non-porous,
stain-resistant material - quartz - you have a more stain-resistant,
more durable and longer-lasting surface than plaster alone.
Second, people like quartz because you can introduce colors
into your pool interior with it. We only use 3M Colorquartz
for our quartz pools. Quartz costs about 50% more than traditional
plaster. You can expect a new quartz surface to give you 10
to 15 years of good service with proper care.
For more information about quartz, click
A "pebble" interior pool surface is also a plaster
surface with pebble aggregate mixed in. The pebbles actually
comprise the majority of the surface of the pool, with the
& after Baja Mini Pebble pool
the most stain-resistant and most durable surface available.
And you can select from many different interesting colors.
But it's a rough surface. It's hard on feet and on automatic
pool cleaners (any parts coming in constant contact with the
surface of pebble pools will wear out much more quickly).
A "mini" pebble surface is available from most pool
companies. It is smoother than standard pebble because
it uses small pebbles. We believe we offer the
smoothest pebble surface available: Baja Pebble Smooth.
This surface is actually polished smooth!
and after Baja Smooth Pool
Pebble surfaces are about double the cost of traditional
plaster. You can expect a new pebble surface to give
you 12 to 20 years of good service with proper care.
us for a presentation in greater detail of the three different
surfaces and a no obligation price quote.