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Pearl Craftsman Catalog P O O L

R E N O V A T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

POOL TILE POOL COPING POOL PLASTER AND MORE

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Pearl Pool Renovation specializes in all the materials that make your pool unique. With a combined 80 years experience, Pearl Pool Renovation has grown to become a trusted business for countless pool renovations at homes in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas.

Pearl Pool Maintenance keeps your pool clean. With our crew at the helm, you can steer clear of harsh chemicals and back-breaking work. We can open, close and maintain your pool all summer or year-round. Our pool professionals offer simple packages and friendly service to keep your pool just the way you like.

Pearl also provides commercial pool services for condos, country clubs, swim clubs and more. Your pool is a treasured asset. A custom pool renovation with quality materials may be exactly what your facility needs.

Copyright Š 2013 Pearl. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher.


The crew at Pearl have put their years of experience to the test and created a custom catalog for anyone looking to renovate their pool. This catalog features products that are not only popular with our customers, but measure up to the quality of material that we expect for all of our projects. Tried and tested, these are the materials we trust. Our master craftsmen take great pride in their work and have hand-selected each item in this publication. Use this catalog to find the materials you like best for your next renovation. Pearl can help you understand the process and skill required for a successful pool renovation in your own backyard or at your facility.

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BRANDS WE TRUST NPT - National Pool Tile 7270-J Park Circle Drive Hanover, MD 21076 Phone: 410-712-9440 Fax: 410-712-9444 www.nptpool.com

Classic Pool Tile & Stone 10 American Way Spotswood, NJ 08884 Phone: 1-732-251-5699 Toll Free: 1-888-233-7665 Fax: 1-732-251-5629 Email: info@classicpooltileandstone.com www.classicpooltileandstone.com

Federal Stone 142 Water Street Thurmont, MD 21788 Phone: 301-271-7121 Fax: 301-271-1870 www.federalstone.com

Marion Ceramics PO Box 1134 Marion, SC 29571 Phone: 843-423-1311 Toll Free: 1-800-845-4010 Fax: 843-423-1515 www.marionceramics.com

SGM - Southern Grouts and Mortars 1502 S.W. 2nd Place Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Phone: 954-943-2288 Toll Free: 1-800-641-9247 www.sgm.cc EXPOSED AGGREGATE POOL FINISHES

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Pool Tile NPT - National Pool Tile

Aztec............................................................................................................................................ 7 2x2 Glazed.................................................................................................................................. 8 Botanical..................................................................................................................................... 8 Martinique................................................................................................................................. 8 Dakota......................................................................................................................................... 9 Tuscany..................................................................................................................................... 10 Harmony................................................................................................................................... 10 Mini Koyn................................................................................................................................. 11

Classic Pool Tile and Stone

Reflections and Akron........................................................................................................... 12 Destiny and Akron................................................................................................................. 14 Blended Glass...........................................................................................................................16 Iron.............................................................................................................................................16 Vibrance Glass..........................................................................................................................17

Pool Coping Classic Pool Tile and Stone

Blue Sapphire...........................................................................................................................19 Brielle Granite..........................................................................................................................19 Marbella....................................................................................................................................20 Grecian Beige...........................................................................................................................20 Bluestone..................................................................................................................................20

Federal Stone

AQ / DQ..................................................................................................................................... 23 SBN............................................................................................................................................ 23 RS............................................................................................................................................... 23 RSE............................................................................................................................................. 23

Marion Ceramics

Plantation Red.........................................................................................................................24 Academy Grey.........................................................................................................................24 Sunlit Earth.............................................................................................................................. 25 Cobblestone............................................................................................................................. 25 Havana Red.............................................................................................................................. 25

POOL Plaster SGM - Southern Grouts and Mortars

Lucayan Blue............................................................................................................................ 27 Calm Sea................................................................................................................................... 27 Emerald Black.......................................................................................................................... 27 Baha Sand................................................................................................................................. 27 Super Blue................................................................................................................................28 Tahoe Blue................................................................................................................................28 Classic.......................................................................................................................................28 French Gray.............................................................................................................................29 Onyx..........................................................................................................................................29 Cool Blue...................................................................................................................................29 Pearl Craftsman Catalog | 5


Pool Tile

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Aztec Cobalt

Aztec Cobalt

AZTEC

Cobalt 6” x 6” AZ606

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2x2 GLAZED

Lake Blue BX44

2x2 Glazed Lake Blue

BOTANICAL

Lake Blue BUE44

Sky Blue BUE22

MARTINIQUE

Ocean Blue 2” x 2” MARF233

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Ocean Blue MAR33


Dakota Blueberry

DAKOTA

Blueberry DK350

Blueberry DKB350

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Tuscany Pietra Azul

TUSCANY

Pietra Azul HBLU

Pietra Azul 2” x 2” HBLU22

HARMONY

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Ocean Blue HS/HST332


Mini Koyn Royal Blue

MINI KOYN

Royal Blue MK/TK560

Pacific Blue MK/TK1341

Lake Blue MK/TK1344

Marbleized Royal Blue MK/TK105

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Reflections & Akron Ocean Blue

Reflections & Akron Blue Sapphire

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REFLECTIONS & AKRON

Blue Sapphire CT RE 344

Blue Sapphire CT RE 344 AK

Blue Sapphire CT RE 144

Aqua Marine CT RE 342

Aqua Marine CT RE 342 AK

Aqua Marine CT RE 142

Crystal Blue CT RE 346

Crystal Blue CT RE 346 AK

Crystal Blue CT RE 146

Ocean Blue CT RE 354

Ocean Blue CT RE 354 AK

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DESTINY & AKRON

Tahoe Blue CT DES 604

Tahoe Blue CT DES 304

Tahoe Blue CT DES 304 AK

Oyster Blue CT DES 631

Oyster Blue CT DES 331

Oyster Blue CT DES 331 AK

Aquamarine CT DES 602

Aquamarine CT DES 302

Aquamarine CT DES 302 AK

Gold CT DES 603

Gold CT DES 303

Gold CT DES 303 AK

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Tahoe Blue CT DES 104

Destiny & Akron Tahoe Blue

Oyster Blue CT DES 131

Destiny & Akron Oyster Blue

Aquamarine CT DES 102

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Blended Glass Blue Blended Clear

Blended Glass Slate Blended Clear

Blended Glass Slate Blended Clear

Slate Blended Clear CT GL 50022

Slate Blended Clear CT GL 5002

Slate Blended Frosted CT GL 5002F

Blue Blended Clear CT GL 50922

Blue Blended Clear CT GL 5092

Blue Blended Frosted CT GL 5092F

Blue CT IR 156

Nero CT IR 157

BLENDED GLASS

IRON

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Vibrance Glass Sapphire

Vibrance Glass Marine

Vibrance Glass Marine

Marine CT GLV 2

Marine CT GLV 6

Marine CT GLV 36

Sapphire CT GLV 1

Sapphire CT GLV 5

Sapphire CT GLV 50

VIBRANCE GLASS

Ask your Pearl pool professional about the differences between each type of pool tile. Nero CT GLV 13

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Pool Coping

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Brielle Granite Bullnose Coping

Blue Sapphire Bullnose Coping

Brielle Granite Bullnose Coping

BLUE SAPPHIRE

BRIELLE GRANITE

Bullnose Coping CT IS 036-4

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MARBELLA

Bullnose Coping CT IS 286-4

GRECIAN BEIGE

Marbella Bullnose Coping

Bullnose Coping CT IS 630-4

BLUESTONE

Grecian Beige Bullnose Coping

Bullnose Coping CT IS 886-4 Bluestone Bullnose Coping

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THE BEAUTY OF NATURAL STONE We believe natural stone coping brings a timeless beauty to your swimming pool. Natural stone has a rich texture, adding character and warmth. Each stone shows variability in color between them, making every inch of your coping perimeter feel unique. It blends with any natural surrounding, has a high resistance to the elements and always looks natural even if it wears.

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STANDARD WHITE This surface is clean and white. It inherits the qualities of the mold in which it is poured, making it perfectly smooth.

TERRAZZO This is where the top surface is mechanically ground off to reveal the aggregate. The surface is smooth and visually appealing.

PRECAST COPING We trust Federal Stone precast coping for their safety, appearance and cleanliness. Precast coping is swimmer friendly with its bullnose and safety edge designs. The AQ and DQ have a raised safety edge designed to give your pool a defined edge and provide many safety benefits, such as helping swimmers get in and out easily. The DQ is the same shape as the AQ, but adds a row of raised diamonds that run across the center of the stone. The SBN brings a more contemporary look with its 2½” thickness while the RS and RSE feature the “SureGrip” texture on the surface, making them very slip-resistant. There are several types of Federal Stone precast coping, including standard white and terrazzo.

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DQ Raised Safety Edge Coping

DQ Raised Safety Edge Coping

Here are the most popular precast coping profiles. Each product comes in a wide variety of straight, corner and reverse corner pieces, with radius and reverse radius ranging from ½’ to 50’.

AQ / DQ

SBN

Raised Safety Edge Coping

Bullnose Coping

RS

RSE

Bullnose Coping

Bullnose Coping

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Plantation Red Coping

PLANTATION RED 200 Plantation Red

ACADEMY GREY 760 Academy Grey 24 | Pearl Craftsman Catalog


All Marion Ceramics brick coping colors are available in bullnose and safety grip options.

SUNLIT EARTH 610 Sunlit Earth

COBBLESTONE 510 Cobblestone

HAVANA RED 250 Havana Red PearlCraftsman CraftsmanCatalog Catalog|| 25 25 Pearl


Pool Plaster

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River Rok Calm Sea

River Rok Lucayan Blue

River Rok Baha Sand

RIVER ROK

Lucayan Blue

Calm Sea

Emerald Black

Baha Sand

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EXPOSED AGGREGATE POOL FINISHES

Diamond Brite Classic

DIAMOND BRITE

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Tahoe Blue

Classic


EXPOSED AGGREGATE POOL FINISHES

Diamond Brite French Gray

French Gray

Onyx

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Craftsman’s Corner Selecting the right materials for your pool renovation is vital. We believe it’s important to be knowledgeable about the many tile, coping and plaster options available. This section was designed to teach you everything from the basic anatomy of a pool to how tile is made. We want you to feel as confident as we do in the materials we’ve used for decades.

THE ANATOMY OF A SWIMMING POOL PLASTER

POOL TILE Waterline tile is the main 6” band of tile just beneath the coping of the pool. It visually compliments your pool and makes it easy to clean the waterline. Pool tile comes in many materials and colors and is manufactured to be water and freeze resistant.

Plaster is the most common finish for in-ground swimming pools. It is a mixture of marble dust, cement and water, but can also have quartz, pebbles or colored dye added to create different textures and water colors.

POOL COPING

Decking is the surface area surrounding an inground swimming pool, but can also extend to include patios or house decks. Decking can be a wide variety of materials, such as concrete, brick or natural stone.

Swimming pool coping covers the entire perimeter of the pool and can be made out of a variety of materials, such as natural stone, brick or precast concrete. Coping is mostly an aesthetic component, but it’s also important for aiding swimmers getting in and out of the pool.

BOND BEAM The bond beam is a reinforcing portion of concrete that supports the pool wall and prevents cracks.

DECKING

CAULKING Caulk is a glue used to bind joints which are subject to expansion, such as the space between the coping, decking and tile. Traditionally, caulk is light gray, but other colors are available.

DECKING

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HOW TILE IS MADE The process of making tile dates back over centuries. Today, it is used in a wide variety of settings and is one of the main components of swimming pool design. While they used to be made by hand, ceramic and porcelain tiles are now commonly made by a process called dust pressing. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are created from allnatural materials extracted from the earth, mostly clay and minerals. These ingredients are mixed together with water to create a mud-like mixture. This mixture is pumped into a large dryer resulting in a fine clay dust that feels like sand. Next, the clay dust is pressed into the tile shape to create the body of a tile, commonly called a bisque. At this stage, it is time to add the glaze, or the glassy-looking substance on one side of the tile. The glaze is normally made up of a combination of silica, alumina and calcia. To give the tile more color, pigments are mixed in with the glaze ingredients. The glaze is applied by either a highpressure spray or is poured directly on the bisque, although applying the glaze will not immediately change the appearance of the tile until it is baked. Now the tiles are ready to bake in the kiln. Most modern kilns have several temperature zones, which the glazed tiles travel through. Porcelain tiles are fired at a higher temperature than ceramic tiles, making them more durable. The kiln burns out any impurities and bonds the materials into the final tile. This complex process means that shade variability is an inherent quality, making each and every tile unique.

Dry plaster (left) and wet plaster (right).

COLOR AND PLASTER Plaster not only adds a unique texture to your pool, it also helps determine the color of the water. Water color is affected by many factors, such as the size, shape, and depth of your pool, along with the landscaping and amount of sunlight. The color can also be affected by improper water chemistry, which can even cause a blotchy appearance on your plaster known as mottling. Lighter-toned plaster will create a refreshing and clear color while darker tones will create a more rich and dramatic color. Be mindful of the specific mood you want for your pool and consider how your plaster choice will affect the texture and water color of your final design.

ADVANTAGES OF DIFFERENT COPING MATERIALS NATURAL STONE: Natural stone coping provides a contemporary and timeless look to your pool. It has a rich texture, making it slip-resistant even when wet. There is a wide variety of stone colors and patterns available and they’re all impervious to pool chemicals and natural elements.

BRICK: Brick coping brings a rich, earthy feel to any pool and comes in many unique colors and textures. It is easy to maintain and stays cool even on hot summer days.

PRECAST CONCRETE: Precast coping has a smooth, rounded edge and is available in different shapes and finishes. The bullnose and safety grip edges are designed to make your pool accessible and safe. Pearl Craftsman Catalog | 31


www.pearlpools.net | MD: 301-294-9901 | NC: 919-746-7011

Pearl Craftsman Catalog  

The crew at Pearl put their years of experience to the test to create a custom catalog for anyone looking to renovate their pool.