Plaster is a smoother finish and costs less than pebble finishes. So, for savings on thousands of dollars, go for plaster but for beauty and longevity, go for pebble tec.
Pebble Tec Vs Plaster Pool vs PebbleSheen
Pebble finishes have proven time and time again to be much more durable than plaster finishes. Colored plaster is never, ever a smooth uniform color- it looks ugly to me. So, we had to pick between Pebble tec and pebble finishes.
We picked pebble Sheen because it uses smaller pebbles than Pebble Tec and is smoother too. You can still feel the texture, but not a lot. I can describe the texture and it feels like that of a football or basketball. We picked the Black Onyx Pebble Sheen and I love it.
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Other reasons Why I picked Pebblesheen
Extends life of the pool– It can remain neat and new for up to 8 years.
Uniform Color – It hides debris well, sometimes too well, haha
Sensational Touch – The Pebble Sheen has a nice feel to it, and it isn’t bumpy like the Pebble Tec. You gotta experience it to fully describe it. *winks*