PSW recently caught up with PebbleTec Northeast Regional Manager, Scott Mayuski. He is working with Pittsburgh home builders to provide an artisan selection of unique aggregates for custom made pool liners. The finishes look and feel so natural, you’ll think you’re swimming in your own private watering hole.
Where are your products sourced?
Since 1987, PebbleTec is the leading manufacturer of aggregates in the pool industry. We go through a painstaking process of sourcing material all over the world, including New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Asia and here in the U.S. Once we get them into our facility, we screen and blend our aggregates together to create the unique colors.
What is the PebbleTec advantage?
Our name brand speaks for itself. Many people ask for a PebbleTec finish, and competitors will try to match, but they are never able to match our quality and reliability. Our process is unmatched in the industry. We screen, polish, and process the materials so they don’t fade. We work with only authorized applicators who are trained in our specific products and tools.
Why do you only work with authorized applicators?
We want to make sure that pool coating comes out the same way at every location. There are certain standards that must be met to achieve that perfect match at every location, whether it’s Pittsburgh, Florida or Texas. Without having those standards, you don’t have a PebbleTec finish.
How are PebbleTec finishes made?
Once the materials are sourced, we place those stones together based on the colors that you would see in our brochures. After the product is mixed, we use our pigments and proprietary products to create a matrix. The materials get bagged and shipped to the homeowner and are installed in a turnkey fashion. The entire process takes two days.
What would a PSW client want to know about the PebbleTec finishes?
Our applicators work with PSW to educate the client on which finishes work best for their pool. The size of the finish matters. You cannot have larger stones and smaller stones together because the compaction rate would be different. Plus, the finished product lasts for up to 25 years.
What are the current trends with inground pools?
The projects are getting larger and more custom designed. As Josh Himme from PSW knows, today pools incorporate vanishing edges, benches, love seats, and tanning shelves. There are grottos, waterfalls, lazy rivers around residential homes now that you used to see only in a resort-like setting. Fire and water features are also gaining in popularity. PebbleTec has a line of fire, glass, and water elements, including fire bowls, copper and stone fire pits that produce a dramatic backdrop for social gatherings.
What are PebbleTec’s three pillars?
The three pillars of PebbleTec are beauty, durability, and reliable installation. PebbleTec is known for some of the most beautiful pools in the world, because we carefully source, repeatedly screen and expertly design our aggregate to ensure the maximum consistency and beauty of our PebbleTec finishes. We never compromise on quality.
PebbleTec pool finishes are made to last with an investment and superior stone quality and consistency as well as fade resistant pigments. High quality materials, installation techniques and ongoing dedication with customer support both with PebbleTec knowledge and PSW craftsmanship ensures that these pools will last for years to come.
Tell us about the PebbleTec Warranty
PebbleTec has an industry leading warranty. We only work with reliable builders like PSW who provide a quality that is unmatched in pool design. We offer a comprehensive warranty on PebbleTec materials while our applicators provide a matching warranty on installation and workmanship. There’s a dedicated page on the PebbleTec website where homeowners can visit to register their product so they are guaranteed to enjoy their pool experience for many years.