Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →

How to Care for Pebble Tec Pools

...
Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Tip

Having balanced pool water is especially important if your Pebble Tec pool finish is made of dark or black pebbles.

Pebble Tec is short for Pebble Technology. This is a company that supplies outdoor pool finishes to homeowners. This is a unique pool finish because it’s made from pebbles. The pebbles offer homeowners a variety of color and texture options, and they make the pool finish stain-resistant for easy maintenance and non-slip for added safety. Pebble Tec offers owners of their particular type of pool finish several instructions for caring for the Pebble Tec pool.

Monitor the pH level, alkalinity level and calcium hardness within your Pebble Tec pool consistently for the first 30 days after installation using pool-testing equipment. The pH level should be between 7.4 and 7.6. The alkalinity level should be between 80 and 120 parts per million (ppm) and the calcium hardness should be between 200 and 400 ppm.

  • Pebble Tec is short for Pebble Technology.
  • Pebble Tec offers owners of their particular type of pool finish several instructions for caring for the Pebble Tec pool.

Add muriatic acid to your Pebble Tec pool two or three times per week during the first 30 days after installation. This will also help keep the water balanced.

Keep chlorine out of your Pebble Tec pool until all other pool chemicals are perfectly balanced.

Skim large debris out of your Pebble Tec pool regularly to keep the water clean. A buildup of debris can disrupt the chemical balance within the pool.

Keep stains from forming on the pebble finish of your Pebble Tec pool by using a pool stain remover. Pebble Technology recommends purchasing The Purple Stuff from JacksMagic.com. This product is approved for use on the Pebble Tec finish.

  • Add muriatic acid to your Pebble Tec pool two or three times per week during the first 30 days after installation.
  • Keep stains from forming on the pebble finish of your Pebble Tec pool by using a pool stain remover.

Related Articles

How to Troubleshoot Swimming Pool Scum on the Surface
How to Troubleshoot Swimming Pool Scum on the Surface
How to Clean Concrete Floors Before Painting
How to Clean Concrete Floors Before Painting
How to Stain Concrete Around a Swimming Pool
How to Stain Concrete Around a Swimming Pool
How to Use HTH Chlorinating Granules
How to Use HTH Chlorinating Granules
Which Is Better for Around a Pool: Pavers or Concrete?
Which Is Better for Around a Pool: Pavers or Concrete?
How to Seal a Birdbath
How to Seal a Birdbath
What Is the Ideal Temperature for Staining Concrete?
What Is the Ideal Temperature for Staining Concrete?
How to Make a Stone Waterfall
How to Make a Stone Waterfall
How to Install a Hayward Side Wall Skimmer in an Above-Ground Pool
How to Install a Hayward Side Wall Skimmer in an Above-Ground...
Problems With Pool Ionizers
Problems With Pool Ionizers
What to Float in a Pool at a Wedding
What to Float in a Pool at a Wedding
How to Marble Dust a Pool
How to Marble Dust a Pool
How to Get Rid of Water Striders
How to Get Rid of Water Striders
Pool Coping: Do-It-Yourself
Pool Coping: Do-It-Yourself
How to Stop a Kid's Pool From Going Green
How to Stop a Kid's Pool From Going Green
How to Use a Pool Pump for a Pond
How to Use a Pool Pump for a Pond
Garden Guides
×