Material Selection

We at WaterPointe Pools are very excited that you all have chosen to work with us for your project. Your backyard will look amazing when we are done with it! If we have completed the gunite phase of your build, it is now time for you to select your finishing materials. Please consider what parts of your structure will need to be finished with the materials you will select. For example, if you have a raised spa or wall, it will need to be finished out on the face and top, etc.

There are several options for where to choose material, but you will find the most products in your price range at QDI and Keystone. Most of the travertine we use comes from QDI and you can also find waterline tile there. However, the best option for waterline tile is Keystone, and you can also find travertine there as well, but you may be a bit more limited as their prices are a bit higher. Either way don't be afraid to ask about colors you like! Both of these addresses are below. If you can't find waterline tile you just love at either, there are several other stores where you can go to find tile you like, and they are listed below.

Make sure and check store hours and let us know when you will be going so that we can let our sales representative at QDI know you are coming and help expedite your selection process. Be sure to make a "first choice" and a "second choice" in case there are upgrade fees that apply to one or the other. Once you are done, send us an email with your selections and we can let you know what, if any, additional costs apply.

Finishing Materials

If you are choosing Pool/Spa Coping, Pool Raised Wall Topping or Facing, Fire Pit Topping or Facing, Raised Spa Facing, Spa Cascade Material, or Waterline Tile please visit the following showroom, and let the salesperson that helps you know that your builder is WaterPointe Pools. Be sure to confirm on your contract what your allowance is for each item that you need to choose.

QDI
5800 Centralcrest St.
Houston, TX 77092
713-957-2600
www.qdisurfaces.com

You can also choose Waterline Tile at any of the following locations (if you don't find one you like at QDI). Please visit one of the following showrooms, and let the salesperson that helps you know that your builder is WaterPointe Pools. Be sure to confirm on your contract what your allowance is for each item that you need to choose.

Keystone Tile
12608 Hempstead Rd.
Houston, TX 77092
713-996-8111
www.keystonetile.com

Master Tile
7350 Denny St., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77040
832-467-8850
www.mastertile.net

Noble Tile
8433 Rayson Rd
Houston, TX 77080
713-460-4551
www.nobletile.com

(Please let the salesperson that helps you know who your builder is WaterPointe Pools, and confirm on your contract what your allowance is for each item that you need to choose)

One thing to keep in mind..... I like to tell folks about the latest "fashion" in pools so that they don't date their pool. So, just to let you know, it seems that most folks are using square edge (paver material vs. a bullnose) for their coping on pools and spas. I guess it's just what people are doing now, but also it really expands your options for coping since there are a many more colors in paver material than in bullnose "coping". So, choosing a paver for your spa and pool coping will get you a wider selection within your allowed budget.

Plaster Selection

We use Pool Works to apply plaster and they offer, in addition to standard white marble, some great options in Altima plaster, Quartz plaster, and many different styles and colors of pebble plaster products. You can look at all available colored plasters in a sample swatch as well as in a pool with water, by following the link below and searching their gallery. While in the gallery, you can narrow your search if you have decided on a style (e.g. Signature Matrix, Luna Quartz, etc.).

Here is some basic information on each type and some of the up and downsides to each

Standard White Marble Plaster

Upside - lighter colored plaster will allow your pool to stay cooler longer during the summertime, and this is the most budget friendly option
Downside - standard marble plaster has only a 1 year warranty and will tend to show staining very easily even within the first few months depending on the cleanliness of your pool and the water chemistry you maintain.

Altima Plaster

Upside - More Durable than standard white marble, it is smooth to the touch, and comes in several colors. The warranty is also much better than standard white marble plaster and is good for 7 years.
Downside - If you choose a colored Altima plaster, since this is mixed in batches onsite, you may see color inconsistencies and swirling even as soon as the pool has been filled. It is the same for any plaster that has pigment added. Likewise, since there is no aggregate like pebble at the surface, you tend to notice surface staining if it is to occur.

Luna Quartz

Upside - More Durable than Altima plaster, and comes in several colors. The warranty is also better than Altima plaster and is good for 10 years.
Downside - If you choose a colored Luna Quartz plaster, since this is mixed in batches onsite, you may see color inconsistencies and swirling even as soon as the pool has been filled. It is the same for any plaster that has pigment added. Likewise, since there is no aggregate like pebble at the surface, you tend to notice surface staining if it is to occur.

Signature and Pebble Plaster

Upside - More Durable than Luna Quartz plaster and comes in many colors. The warranty is also better than Luna Quartz plaster and is good for 15 years. Due to the pebble aggregate, this plaster is not slick or slippery.
Downside - The feel of pebble plaster is very different from what some folks are used to. The pebble aggregate sits at the surface of the plaster and is what you see and feel the most. Some think it is a bit rough, but it is still far and away the best plaster out there and we have put it in about 95% of the pools we have built.

Prism Matrix Pebble Plaster

Upside - More Durable than Luna Quartz plaster and comes in many colors. The warranty is also better than Luna Quartz plaster and is good for 15 years. Due to the pebble aggregate, this plaster is not slick or slippery. Prism Matrix plaster has beautiful colored glass bead added that gives your pool a beautiful sparkle in the sunlight!
Downside - The feel of pebble plaster is very different from what some folks are used to. The pebble aggregate sits at the surface of the plaster and is what you see and feel the most. Some think it is a bit rough, but it is still far and away the best plaster out there and we have put it in about 95% of the pools we have built.

Primera Stone Pebble Plaster

Upside - More Durable than Luna Quartz plaster and comes in many colors. The warranty is also better than Luna Quartz plaster and is good for 15 years. This plaster, once installed, is ground down to a smooth surface.
Downside - Due to the fact that the pebble is ground down and you see more of the plaster base, you may notice color inconsistencies if you go with a pigmented Primera Stone just as you would with the Luna Quartz or a colored Altima plaster. If you go with a very light Primera Stone plaster you may notice some staining over time because the base plaster is so light.

Serenity Stone Pebble Plaster

Upside - More Durable than Luna Quartz plaster and comes in many colors. The warranty is also better than Luna Quartz plaster and is good for 15 years. This plaster, once installed, is ground down to a smooth surface. Serenity Stone incorporates only large pebble and glass bead and is the most beautiful finish you could put in a pool!
Downside - The feel of this plaster is very different from what some folks are used to. The pebble aggregate sits at the surface of the plaster and is what you see and feel the most. There has been feedback that this plaster is fairly rough to the touch so be sure you like this feel before selecting a plaster in the Serenity family.

You should have received the latest plaster selection sheet when we sent your contract. It will tell you which colors of each type listed above are in what price category. Choosing a higher category has nothing to do with it being a better quality plaster. The price difference is due to the stone that is used in each one. Some stone is more costly than other stone and so the price varies a bit. Refer to that selection sheet before going to the website below to make your selection.

Follow this link to the Wet Edge website to select a plaster color, and search under "Products", "Gallery":

www.WetEdgeTechnologies.com