If the finish of your Michigan pool is rough, deteriorating, or falling off, it may be time for you to get your gunite pool repaired. Our team will remove all the old plaster and apply a brand new finish to your pool to make it look as good as new. Our team provides all the materials that are necessary for your pool resurfacing projects. No matter how extensive the project may be, we will always work tirelessly to provide a beautiful new finish for your pool.
We provide our Michigan pool finishes in two different types of finishes: marcite and exposed aggregate. Exposed aggregate comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. It is a harder finish that is also more durable than marcite.
Marcite is an all-white cement product made from marble aggregate, while the exposed aggregate is made of quartz stone. The quartz means that the exposed aggregate can come in different colors to match the color of your pool’s tile (usually blue or green).
The main reason people use an exposed aggregate finish is because it looks nicer and it provides color coordination with the pool while providing a more durable finish.
With marcite, the marble is powered down, so the finish lays a little flatter and smoother than exposed aggregate. People with sensitive feet will like the smoother surface and might choose marcite for that more flat surface. Marcite also costs slightly less than exposed aggregate.
What is the purpose of marcite & plaster repair?
Plaster is needed to have the smooth touch on your pool surface. Plaster is at its smoothest when it is new. This is when the plaster has no erosion or calcuim build-up on the surface. Once erosion occurs the surface gets very rough and creates pits for algae to grow into the pool walls and floor (causing problems with repeated algae formation in short periods of time.)
How long should plaster last?
White marble plaster should maintain its smoothness and whiteness about 5-7 years before you should notice any type of erosion. Water chemistry should be properly maintained at all times to get a longer life out of your plaster. Other coatings will last longer but will cost a little more. Additives can be introduced into plaster to add life and durability as well.
Are there different types of plaster and pool coatings?
Yes. Although white marble plaster is the most common and the least expensive gunite coating, there are many new types of coatings available now. For years the only way to achieve a different look to plaster was to add blue, gray, black, or green dye to white marble. However, in the last 10 years, aggregate coatings have become very popular due to its durability and versatility in colors and shades. Diamond Brite Aggregate Coating is the most common of these aggregate coatings. This coating should last 2-3 times longer than white marble plaster because aggregate is much more durable than marble dust. You should expect to pay about 50% more for this coating.
How do I know I need to repair my gunite pool? When you can no longer keep control of the algae that has grown into the pits of the plaster. When you see the gray gunite shell show through thin plaster. When plaster has many pop-ups. When the pool surface is rough to walk on, snags bathing suits, or pool cleaner parts seem to be wearing down in a short time (tires, wear rings, hoses, etc.). When plaster has blue/green or orangish stains from high amounts of metals in water.
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