This project had a mechanical and a cosmetic hurdle to overcome. When the pool was originally built, the builder ran boulders down the raised walls and into the pool. While it may have given it a natural accent, it created an environment where algae was constantly harbored and hence would just make it hard to keep the pool algae free. I encouraged the customer to tear out the boulders and to rebuild the raised walls, coping, and tile line. Even though it would take time for the new stone work to age and blend in with the existing stone, long term it would make it much easier to keep the pool clean and it would make the pool look more uniform and balanced. A once inch tile was chosen due to the radius in the pool. Had we used a 6 inch tile, we would have had to cut in down into 2 or 3 pieces to accommodate the radius turns in the pool. It’s a great tile because it joins the coping and the plaster perfectly. We suggested a pebble pool finish based on its durability, its color uniformity, and its overall beauty. Plus, the pebble hides dirt and stains better than any finish. You will notice that there are lots of steps, a bench, and a tanning shelf in the pool. In order to make sure those did not become a safety issue, we added a glow in the dark tile so that those structures are obvious to swimmers-especially at night time. We also added a multi color LED Light to the deep end so that the customer would not only save on electrical cost, but their light would last longer and they would have multi color options. Finally, I resurfaced the back patio and the pool deck. The customer chose a terra cotta with a classic texture finish and I thought it turned out great. Another satisfied customer!