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NPT's Pool Finishes: Understanding the Different Types

NPT offers 6 distinct pool finish brands: JewelScapes, StoneScapes, QuartzScapes, PolishedScapes, ColorScapes and PlasterScapes. This guide explains the differences between each and what makes them unique.


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JewelScapes

JewelScapes is a glass bead finish that is smooth to the touch and dazzles like gems. The JewelScapes finish offers beauty, strength, durability, etch resistance, and ease of maintenance. JewelScapes has 3 different series – Classic, Reflective and Opal.

JewelScapes Classic is part of the original glass bead pool finish collection and now features the 5 bestselling colors from the original series. It consists of 100% glass beads, white cement, and colored pigment. Those colors are Spring Water, Marina Blue, Yacht Club Blue, Windsurfer and Waterfall. From rich blue of a summer evening to the icy effervescence of spring water, these colors combine the classic glass bead colors and premium pigments to give your pool enduring beauty. Yacht Club Blue and Marina Blue have been the top selling colors for over 10 years.

JewelScapes Classic Marina Blue Pool Finish JewelScapes Classic Marina Blue looks amazing here paired with Travertine pavers and artificial turf.

JewelScapes Reflective is the same 100% glass bead finish, but with a reflective twist! JewelScapes has 7 amazing colors, including Peyto - designed to achieve enhanced watercolor in a more traditional looking pool finish. Azora is designed to achieve a French gray color palette. Yosemite creates a dark gray color palette. Mariana is the darkest and bluest pool finish NPT currently offers. Other fabulous JewelScapes Reflective colors are Aquamarine, Crystal and Iolite.

JewelScapes Reflective Iolite Pool Finish For a bright blue finish with sparkle and pizazz, consider JewelScapes Reflective Iolite seen here.

JewelScapes Opal is 100% glass beads that brings together an icy blend of crystal-clear glass beads. There are 2 sub-series within JewelScapes Opal: Puerto Rico Blend and Puerto Rico Blend Iridescent.

JewelScapes Opal Puerto Rico Blend consists of clear glass beads, Puerto Rico Blend glass beads, and colored glass beads with colored plaster. Available in these stunning colors: Aruba Sky, Barbados Blue, French Gray, Sea Mist, Sky Blue and Tahoe Blue.

JewelScapes Opal Puerto Rico Blend Iridescent consists of clear iridescent glass beads, Puerto Rico blend glass beads, and colored glass beads with colored plaster. This finish is available in the following dazzling colors: Barbados Blue, Playa Blanca, Sea Mist and Sky Blue.

JewelScapes Warranty

For information about the warranties available with JewelScapes finishes, click here.


StoneScapes

StoneScapes® is a formulated pool finish system which utilizes naturally occurring quartz pebble, specialty aggregates, high quality pigment formulations, and white Portland cement to create a pool finish that represents the best that mother nature has to offer, enhanced by advanced technologies. The result is a spectacular and long-lasting pool finish.

StoneScapes® is ideal for both commercial and residential installations due to its strength, integrity, texture, color palette, and over all aesthetic appeal. To maximize the performance and service life of any StoneScapes® pool finish make sure to use Lobo – NPT Pool Finish Modifier in each batch to achieve the highest compressive strength as well as a more tenacious bond with the substrate as well higher resistance to degradation by chemical imbalance or abuse. Lobo pool finish modifier is recommended for all NPT pool finishes to add strength, durability, and protection of the pool finish.

NPT StoneScapes comes in many fabulous sizes and styles: Micro, Mini, Regular, Puerto Rico Blend Small, Puerto Rico Blend Large and Touch of Glass.

StoneScapes Micro Pebble is the smoothest pebble NPT StoneScapes has to offer. It is enriched with tiny iridescent glass beads to further enhance the color of the pool water. StoneScapes Micro Pebble offers a smooth and uniform look in rich and vibrant colors – White, Summit Blue, Aqua Blue, Moraine, Black, French Gray, Kenai Gray and Lake Tekapo.

StoneScapes Micro Pebble White Pool Finish StoneScapes Micro, seen here in White, is the finest aggregate pool finish offered by NPT.

StoneScapes Mini Pebble is larger than Micro but smaller than Regular. Mini has been the most popular pebble size for over 15 years and is available in 13 beautiful colors: White, Salt and Pepper, Aqua Cool, Aqua White, Aqua Blue, Tahoe Blue, Tropics Blue, Sand, French Gray, Caribbean Blue, Midnight Blue and Black. Cameroon, an exclusive color to the Mini Pebble line, is a natural blend of black, gray, and green pebbles that create an alluring, dark green watercolor.

StoneScapes Mini Pebble Aqua Blue Pool Finish Fall in love with the nature-inspired texture and colors of StoneScapes Mini Pebble, seen here in Aqua Blue.

StoneScapes Regular Pebble is the biggest pebble NPT offers and is NPT’s original pool finish. StoneScapes Regular has been around for decades and homeowners love the dimensional look and river bottom-like texture of the Regular pebble aggregates. The pebbles are smooth but can be felt against one’s hand or foot.

StoneScapes Regular comes in 12 classic colors – White, Salt and Pepper, Aqua Cool, Aqua White, Aqua Blue, Tahoe Blue, Tropics Blue, Sand, French Gray, Caribbean Blue, Midnight Blue, and Black. StoneScapes Tahoe Blue is the only finish that has abalone in it. This series also features 3 dazzling shades of green – Irish Mist, Jade and Emerald. Explore green finishes in the NPT Pool Finish Catalog or speak to your builder about availability.

StoneScapes Regular Pebble Irish Mist Pool Finish Love a bold look? Consider StoneScapes Regular Irish Mist pool finish for your backyard.

StoneScapes Touch of Glass and Puerto Rico Blend are enhancements which can be added to any StoneScapes pool finish to create pops of color, contrast and high-end look.

StoneScapes Touch of Glass adds sparkle and pizzazz to your pool’s watercolor and is available in the following colors: Aqua Blue, Aqua Cool, Aqua White, Black, French Gray, Midnight Blue, Salt and Pepper, Tahoe Blue and Tropics Blue. The addition of colored glass beads add a richness, dimension and shine to one’s pool finish. Depending on how much of an impact one prefers, one can add 1, 2, or 3 bag glass bead formula.

StoneScapes Touch of Glass Tropics Blue Pool Finish StoneScapes Touch of Glass Tropics Blue pool finish brings rich color and sparkle to this watercolor, paired here with gray paver decking.

StoneScapes Puerto Rico Blend is the addition of petite iridescent glass beads that transform one’s pool into an island paradise. This glamorous addition is available in two sizes: Small and Large. StoneScapes Puerto Rico Blend Small comes in these beautiful colors: Hokitika Gorge, Aqua Blue, Aqua Cool, Aqua White, Black, Caribbean Blue, French Gray, Midnight Blue, Sand, Tahoe Blue and Tropics Blue. Large features Aqua Blue, Aqua Cool, Aqua White, Black, Caribbean Blue, French Gray, Midnight Blue, Sand, Tahoe Blue and Tropics Blue. Available in 1, 2 and 3 bag formulas for a subtle or dramatic effect.

StoneScapes Warranty

NPT offers both a Standard 10 Year Limited Warranty and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. “Limited” mean that NPT is only liable for material issues due to the pigment being out of specification, loss of color in the quartz, the sample being out of specification, and improperly labeled products. NPT is not liable for installation issues, deterioration due to water chemistry issues, and improper start up.

The 10 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty is given to every homeowner that uses StoneScapes in his/her pool. The Lifetime Limited Warranty is only given to homeowners that hire the StoneScapes Approved Applicator. Approved Applicators have taken courses that certify them to give out the Lifetime Limited Warranty. To find if your builder is an Approved Applicator you can request their Approved Applicator Certificate for proof.

For more information on StoneScapes warranties, click here.


QuartzScapes

NPT QuartzScapes features hard and durable natural and colored quartz aggregate designed to create a long-lasting pool finish. Because natural quartz is ten times harder and more durable than marble, it is perfect for both commercial and residential installations.

Many QuartzScapes colors feature pigmented white Portland cement to achieve a rich and varied color palette. There are 18 color options for QuartzScapes, from white or light pastel colors to deep dark and dramatic dark grays, blacks and blues. Colored quartz crystals, richly pigmented plaster and optional sparkle enhancements make each of the 3 different QuartzScapes series – Regular, Caribbean and Reflections - uniquely beautiful.

QuartzScapes Regular is comprised of dazzling color options from bright white and sandy beige to exciting green and dramatic black. These are the original colors NPT created when the QuartzScapes was first released that remain favorites today: Anvil, Blue, Bonsai , Cappuccino, French Gray, Ivory, Mariner Blue, Midnight Blue, Sky Blue, Super Blue, Tahoe Blue and Tropical Blue.

QuartzScapes Regular Tahoe Blue pool finish QuartzScapes Regular Tahoe Blue is a customer favorite for its pleasant texture and unforgettable color. Also featured on this pool are Oceans Cobalt tile and Scabos Travertine coping and decking.

QuartzScapes Caribbean Series finishes bring the beauty of the Caribbean’s iconic waters to anyone’s backyard. Each of the different Caribbean-inspired colors - Aruba Sky, Grenadine Gray, Montego Bay, Barbados Blue, St. Martin Shade, and Curacao Night – produce a different look. Transform any backyard into a beach oasis with the vivid hues of QuartzScapes Caribbean.

QuartzScapes Caribbean Montego Bay pool finish Turn your backyard into a vacation destination with the QuartzScapes Caribbean line, seen here in “Montego Bay.”

QuartzScapes Reflections is a specialty aggregate that can be added to any of NPT’s QuartzScapes finishes. It creates a sprinkle of sparkle in the finish that makes the watercolor pop! One can go subtle with 1 bag of Reflections or go bold with a 2 or 3 bag formula. Whether one wants a subtle shimmer or a popping sparkle, the QuartzScapes Reflections is guaranteed to make the pool glow!

QuartzScapes Reflections Midnight Blue pool finish The addition of QuartzScapes Reflections to this Midnight Blue pool finish adds reflective sparkle and beauty while Meridian Cobalt pool tile adds rustic charm.

QuartzScapes Warranty

NPT offers both a Standard 10 Year Limited Warranty and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. “Limited” mean that NPT is only liable for material issues due to the pigment being out of specification, loss of color in the quartz, the sample being out of specification, and improperly labeled products. NPT is not liable for installation issues, deterioration due to water chemistry issues, and improper start up.

The 10 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty is given to every homeowner that uses QuartzScapes in his/her pool. The Lifetime Limited Warranty is only given to homeowners that hire the QuartzScapes Approved Applicator. Approved Applicators have taken courses that certify them to give out the Lifetime Limited Warranty. To find if your builder is an Approved Applicator, you can request their Approved Applicator Certificate for proof.

Click here for more information on QuartzScapes warranties.


PolishedScapes

PolishedScapes is a stunningly smooth mix of marble and glass aggregate that is polished to perfection with diamond abrasives. This is the smoothest of the NPT finishes, and can be re-polished throughout its lifetime to bring back the original luster. PolishedScapes also features triple sided mirror aggregates which bring dimension, sparkle and beauty to the finish, creating dazzling highlights in the water.

PolishedScapes also has a high concentration of colored glass aggregates which adds a lot of color to water. PolishedScapes consists of 8 elegant colors – Surfside, Sea Glass, Coral Reef, Silver Reef, Cascade, Skipping Rock, Summer Breeze and Breakwater.

PolishedScapes Cascade pool finish You’ll love the smooth texture and glistening beauty of PolishedScapes, seen here in “Cascade” paired with Travertine pavers and Lightwaves Blue pool tile.

Polishing a pool finish has more advantages than just a smooth finish. Polishing a pool finish looks better after multiple polishes, elevates the quality of the finish, and expands the service life of the pool finish. Polishing also is the most benign fix and overcomes the need for patching or replastering. These advantages make PolishedScapes an excellent finish for a commercial and private pool environment.

PolishedScapes Warranty

NPT offers both a Standard 10 Year Limited Warranty and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. “Limited” mean that NPT is only liable for material issues due to the pigment being out of specification, loss of color in the material, the sample being out of specification, and improperly labeled products. NPT is not liable for installation issues, deterioration due to water chemistry issues, and improper start up.

The 10 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty is given to every homeowner that uses PolishedScapes in his/her pool. The Lifetime Limited Warranty is only given to homeowners that hire the PolishedScapes Approved Applicator. Approved Applicators have taken courses that certify them to give out the Lifetime Limited Warranty. To find if your builder is an Approved Applicator, you can request their Approved Applicator Certificate for proof.

For more information on PolishedScapes warranty, click here.


ColorScapes

ColorScapes is high performance blend of colored ceramic coasted quartz crystals that is easy to install and extremely durable. ColorScapes consists of colored quartz, white marble, white cement, and the NPT Lobo modifier. There are a handful of colors that feature pigment. ColorScapes focuses on adding pops of color and the benefits of some added service life due to using the ceramic coated quartz aggregates. It is more affordable than QuartzScapes and comes in 10 beautiful colors – Cayman Green Splash, Blue Splash, Cayman Green Blue, French Gray, Sandstone, Flagstone, Cayman Green, Blue, Bora Bora Blue, and Caribbean Blue.

ColorScapes Caribbean Blue pool finish ColorScapes Caribbean Blue dazzles in this East Coast backyard.

ColorScapes Warranty

ColorScapes has a 10-year Standard Limited Warranty. “Limited” means that NPT is only liable for material issues due to the pigment being out of specification, loss of color in the quartz, the sample being out of specification, and improperly labeled products. NPT is not liable for installation issues, deterioration due to water chemistry issues, and improper start up.


PlasterScapes

NPT PlasterScapes is high quality pigments for traditional plaster pool finishes. NPT’s high quality pigments achieve rich, consistent, and lasting colors that reflect the beauty of nature. PlasterScapes comes in 10 vibrant colors – Sky Blue, Deep Sky Blue, Seafoam Green, Deep Seafoam Green, Blue Harbor, Deep Blue Harbor, Turquoise, Deep Turquoise, Stormy Seas, and Deep Stormy Seas. The deep colors are twice the pigment strength as the regular colors.

If you are looking for enhanced watercolor, try Sky Blue. If you’re looking for dramatic watercolor, try Blue Harbor or Deep Blue Harbor. Stormy Seas continues to be the top selling color for PlasterScapes year in and year out.

PlasterScapes Seafoam Green pool finish PlasterScapes Seafoam Green enhances this condominium community pool with bright green-blue beauty.

PlasterScapes Warranty

Click here for information on the warranty available with PlasterScapes finishes.

Find NPT Pool Finishes Near You

Pick up samples and explore a variety of NPT pool finishes at your local showroom. Click here to find one near you today!

NOTE –ALL TERMS, PROVISIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY ARE SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT. THIS DESCRIPTION OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS A SUMMARY AND NEITHER SUPPLEMENTS, AMENDS, ALTERS, NOR MODIFIES THE TERMS, PROVISIONS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT. ALL TERMS, PROVISIONS, AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT MUST BE AGREED TO AND SIGNED BY THE POOL OWNER IN ORDER FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY TO BE VALID.

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