Types Of the Swimming Pool Surfaces
Before outlining the variety of options over resurfacing your swimming pool, let me state the true purpose of the interior finish. The purpose is to keep the swimming pool water from touching the gray concrete shell of the pool. Water in direct contact with the gray surface will deteriorate the shell of the pool and cause problems. Although the new surface can look quite beautiful the purpose nonetheless is to protect the gray shell of the pool. Keeping that in mind, here are a variety of the type of options. Brand names come and go so allow me to start with the least expensive options and move upwards. Each option gets more and more expensive. There is even a company that sells polished glass beads as a pool surface. Take my advise keep it simple or
Marcite: Probably the most common word in the swimming pool industry. Originally a brand name for a white plaster finish coat, its key ingredient was asbestos. Asbestos, now taken off the market, means there is actually no product today that it’s actual Marcite, although the word still describes resurfacing a pool now matter with what product. Such as, “We ‘marcited’ Mrs. Jones pool yesterday and it looks great.” Back in the day, this was the least expensive way to go…until you got cancer from the asbestos.
Natural Exposed Aggregate Finish: This is a catch-all word for Quartz rocks mixed into specially engineered white cement. This is a high-quality product that lasts a long time and looks beautiful. There are many companies making such products.
The company I recommend, although I will install the brand YOU choose, is Premix Marbeltite.