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Specialized Pool/Spa Finishes

Pebble Tec


Specialized Pool/Spa Finishes

Pebble Tec

The World’s Most Trusted Amazing Modern Innovative Artistic Pool Finishes

Sourced from all over the world, our pebbles are carefully selected and screened to ensure the highest quality installed in every pool.

Why PebbleTec?

Aqua Concepts Inc. in Tarzana Ca has partnered with Pebble Tec for over 35 years and is designated as a Pebble Tec “Elite Builder”.

Since the late 1980’s  Aqua Concepts has maintained “Elite Builder” status with PebbleTec for countless years in between. Although many pool-construction companies offer PebbleTechnology product applications, very few companies have mastered the plaster-conditioning process over 3-4 weeks of labor to make each (PebbleTec, PebbleSheen, PebbleBrillance, PebbleEssence, and PebbleBreeze) exposed-aggregate finish show virtually no plaster in-between each of the stones once completed; referred to as the “start-up” process. Why is this important? This is required to have an ultra-smooth and consistent finish for all exposed aggregate applications to ensure no undesirable clumps of plaster or uneven stones are visible anywhere on the finish pool/spa shell. Areas of the shell finish left neglected by a less-than-thorough start-up procedure may scale or delaminate prematurely and can even lead to future pool-water loss.


Happy Construction Clients


Years of Experience


Family owned since 1951.


Start-up procedure developed over 35 years of research by ACI.

A natural textured finish

Our natural-textured finish provides a secure and durable surface. For dazzling brilliance, add Shimmering Sea or Luminous to any PebbleTec pool finish. Select colors incorporate Shimmering Sea for added elegance.

A refined textured finish

Our most popular pool finish features a blend of slightly smaller pebbles for a more refined texture, while still retaining the natural beauty and inherent qualities of our PebbleTec® pool finish.

An elegant infused finish

This refined-texture finish features a blend of vibrant glass beads and natural stone aggregate, a combination that imparts stunning beauty. Smooth, imported glass beads give extra foot comfort—as well as an added infusion of sparkle and color brilliance to the water.

A radiant textured finish

The best of both worlds can be yours with this new, opulent finish. In PebbleEssence®, we offer our most popular, textured PebbleSheen® finish, enhancing it with smooth glass beads for extra watercolor radiance.

An enduring smooth finish

Made from our smallest natural pebbles, PebbleFina finish delivers a smooth texture, enriched with additives that provide superior strength and durability.

An luxurious polished finish

This velvety new finish combines the beauty and durability of our traditional pebble finishes with an exceptionally smooth polished surface. Vibrant glass beads create captivating colors while the infusion of Shimmering Sea provides a mesmerizing sparkle.

Service Teams

Aqua Concepts has teamed up with highly skilled service providers and developed it’s own ultra-specific methods and procedures for the initial start-up of a new or remodeled pool/spa, meeting even the most demanding client’s needs, for near-flawless pool/spa finishes that last for multiple decades. Most pool companies perform a simple 5-day start-up procedure. After that period, Aqua Concepts is just getting started with an in-depth, 4-week long start-up process by comparison; where most companies simply move on to the next job within a week or much less.

Our personnel utilize special pool-wall/floor brushing procedures and acid treatment procedures performed up to 30 days after application installation. This process is performed for each new pool and remodel finish application to virtually guarantee (on either a remodel or new pool) that the finish will have near-perfect surface consistency for all exposed-aggregate finishes (PebbleTec, PebbleSheen, PebbleBrillance, PebbleEssence, and PebbleBreeze) and has been slowly tailored by Aqua Concepts over the past 35+ years being partnered with PebbleTechnology in Arizona. The same goes for PebbleFina, which is the only non-exposed aggregate finish offered by PebbleTec, which is very similar to the smoothest of plasters, but with ULTRA-LOW calcium content and inlaid seashell deposits, for the lowest risk of long-term scaling and delamination once the custom “PebbleFina” start-up is completed. PebbleFina start-ups require additional time compared to exposed aggregate finishes and may take up to 45 days to 2 months to transform the new PebbleFina application to be silky smooth.

Despite being silky smooth, PebbleFina is more than twice as durable as traditional plaster when processed correctly with fine-tuned acid treatments and deliberate brushing techniques. The secret is in the start-up, shell-brushing, and acid treatments performed by highly-trained technicians servicing LA County.

Organic Combinations

Cultivated abalone and mother-of-pebble accent the look of the water’s surface.

Our natural-textured finish provides a secure and durable surface. For dazzling brilliance, add Shimmering Sea or Luminous to any PebbleTec pool finish. Select colors incorporate Shimmering Sea for added elegance.

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