Pebble Technology International® (PTI) has been a driving force in the transformation of the pool building and remodeling industry as the manufacturer of The World’s Most Trusted Pool Finishes™. PTI maintains its position in the industry with an unwavering reputation for high quality products, outstanding customer support, and dedicated sales and technical teams.
It all started in Australia… during the early 1960s, a tradesmen creatively applied small exposed aggregate finishes to driveways as a decorative solution to ordinary concrete. Because of its aesthetic appeal and anti-slip qualities, this quickly became a popular material for patios and pool decks. In 1969, they began experimenting with this aggregate by applying it as a pool interior finish. By 1974, the process had been proven and a patent was issued in Australia, the United States and Canada. At this point, they began the process of approving and licensing applicators to ensure the installations were of the utmost quality.
This new exposed aggregate pool finish became an overnight success and a popular substitute to plaster because it eliminated the staining issue that was so prevalent with this finish. In the mid-1980s, an American businessman purchased the PebbleTec patent for the United States and Canada. Under his leadership, the application process was greatly improved, and new resources were found for superior quality pebbles. In 1987, the brand name PebbleTec® was established, and an Arizona-based corporation was started. Two years later, Australian investors purchased PTI and today, remain the current owners offering pebbles, glass beads and seashells that are imported from around the world to create four beautiful and distinctively different product lines found in PebbleTec®, PebbleSheen®, PebbleFina® and BeadCrete® branded pool finishes.