What is Diamond Brite pool finish?

Author: Prof. Heaven Ernser DDS  |  Last update: Monday, March 21, 2022

Diamond Brite® finishes are blends of selected quartz aggregates and fortified white Portland cement ideal for new or re-finished swimming pools. Diamond Brite® finishes are factory blended to provide the pool owner with an extremely durable and attractive alternative to traditional pool coatings.

How Long Does Diamond Brite pool finish last?

Diamond Brite lasts eight to 12 years before it fades and gets spotty. We recommend acid washing this finish after about five years to keep it bright. Each style and color has a different price, but a Diamond Brite finish costs about $5,000 to $10,000.

What is the most durable swimming pool finish?


When installed properly, glass tile represent the most durable of all swimming pool and spa interior surfaces. Glass mosaic tile is also resistant to chemical corrosion, impervious to liquids and vapors, resistant to fading, staining and discoloration.

Is Diamond Brite pool finish smooth?

Diamond Brite is an exposed aggregate, which means it isn't smooth. With a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years, and with a stunning appearance, it is an excellent choice for some pools.

Which is better Diamond Brite or Pebble Tec?

Diamond Brite is a quartz finish and is an excellent product as well. PebbleTec might have a slight edge on the Diamond Brite. So, if they did mix them up it isn't all that bad. Especially if you're happy with the finish and the color.

Diamond Brite Pool Finish

What is the difference between Marcite and Gunite?

While Marcite plaster is the least expensive of the gunite pool surfaces, it does have its disadvantages. The surface can start to show visible chipping or etching after 5 to 7 years. They will also start to stain, and inhibit algae due to its porous surface and is the least durable in the plaster pool family.

What is better than Pebble Tec?

River rok is good alternative, stones are somewhat smaller and smoother than pebble tec. Can also custom the colors to your liking.

Is Diamond Brite best?

Reasons Why Diamond Brite is one of the Best Resurfacing Materials. Using quartz means you can rest assured that your pool finish won't dissolve, will remain slip-resistant, won't cause unpleasant staining – and it won't deteriorate rapidly due to frequent contact with pool chemicals.

What is the most popular Diamond Brite color?

Common colors for Diamond Brite pools include Cool Blue, Onyx, Ivory, Oyster Quartz, Aqua Quartz, and Verde. However, our favorites are Tahoe Blue and French Gray.

Can Diamond Brite be patched?

Can I just patch my own diamond brite? Absolutely! You can find diamond brite patches online for an affordable price. But it's recommended to get a specialist who will be able to color match your Diamond Brite more closely.

What is the cheapest pool finish?

Plaster finishes are the cheapest and easiest to install, but they lack durability. Aggregates can be the most attractive but are slightly more expensive and more time-consuming. Tile finishes are the most expensive and take the longest, but their durability is top-notch.

What is the life expectancy of pool plaster?

That's perfectly normal. Depending on a variety of local factors and your individual pool-water treatment routine, the typical lifespan of traditional marcite plaster is 7 to 10 years. If the finish includes a quartz aggregate blend, the time table should extend another five years.

How do you know when your pool needs to be resurfaced?

Top 10 Signs You Have To Refinish Your Pool
  1. Plaster Flaking or Peeling. Maybe you've noticed the plaster is peeling along the steps or floor of your pool or spa. ...
  2. Surface Stains. ...
  3. Roughness. ...
  4. Check Cracks. ...
  5. Plaster Discolorations. ...
  6. Structural Cracks. ...
  7. Rust Stains. ...
  8. Loss of Pebbles.

What is the longest lasting pool surface?

Tile Finishes

Though tile is the most expensive pool finish and takes longer to install than plaster and aggregate, it's the longest lasting pool surface. With proper application and minimal maintenance, tiles should never need to be replaced. Tile pool finishes come in ceramic, porcelain, glass and stone.

How is Diamond Brite applied?

HOW TO USE DIAMONDBRITE CONSERVER Apply after use of Diamondbrite Max Foam Shampoo. 1) Shake well. 2) Add 25ml (1 capful) of Conserver to a clean bucket of water. 3) Using a separate bucket and sponge if possible, apply solution to all exterior paintwork.

How does Diamond Brite work?

The hard, high gloss protective skin that Diamondbrite creates prevents road salts, traffic film, acid rain, tree sap, insect fluid and other atmospheric pollutants from contacting directly with your car's paintwork. ... To maintain the vehicles appearance, simply wash down using the Diamondbrite Car Shampoo.

Who makes Diamondbrite?

Jewelultra are now so confident in the quality of Diamondbrite Paint and Fabric Protection that the product now comes with a lifetime Guarantee in the UK.

Who manufactures Diamond Brite?

Home - SGM, Inc.

Is Diamond Brite Gunite?

Diamond Brite is a brand of plaster that some pool owners use to cover their gunite pools. Over time however, Diamond Brite plaster will become stained from the chemicals used in your pool.

What is the prettiest Pebble Sheen color?

Blue Granite is the most popular Sheen color. Turtle Bay (and some of the other Category III colors) are not as popular only because people are unwilling to pay for the color above the already higher price for the P-Tec product in general. If you are looking for blue/green water, Blue Granite would be a good choice.

Is Pebble Tec worth the money?

Overall. Pebble Tec pools are works of stunning beauty that can last for decades. They are an excellent choice for any pool. Once established, they're easy to maintain.

Does Pebble Tec crack?

Traditionally, Pebble Tec pool repair is done after draining the pool. The problem with this is that when the hot sun shines down on the finish, further damage can occur. Even worse, structural cracking is always a concern when letting all or most of the water out of a swimming pool.

How long does a Marcite pool last?

Marcite is also the most affordable option for a new pool or replastering an existing one. With properly maintained pool water, it will last 8 to 12 years.

What does Replastering a pool mean?

In a nutshell, replastering a pool means putting a new layer of plaster on the walls and bottom. What does plaster do? First, it serves to make your pool waterproof. Kind of important, right? When you had your pool installed, the people who did it likely used either concrete or gunite to form the “shell” of the pool.

How often should a swimming pool be resurfaced?

How often is it necessary to resurface a pool? It varies depending on the type of pool, with plaster or cement pools needing to be resurfaced every 3-7 years while fiberglass pools can sometimes go as long as 15-30 years.

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