AquaBright is changing an industry, and how we think about pool surfaces. Traditional pool surfaces like plaster, quartz and pebble, are cement based products. All cement based products are made up of calcium compounds. The problem is water has the ability to dissolve calcium compounds in cement, especially aggressive pool water. This leads to deterioration, discoloration, increased porosity, staining, and an overall ugly pool surface. In pebble finishes, the deterioration of the cement leads to pebble loss, a rougher surface and premature failure.
AquaBright is a revolutionary thermoplastic pool surface coating. It is an absolute game changer! Because it is a plastic based material, and not cement, it is completely chemically inert. This means that it can’t be dissolved by water. Its beauty is enduring and stands the test of time.
Old plaster, yuk! It’s hard to miss. It looks like it has cancer or something. Whether it’s a grey plaster with white spots or white plaster that has turquoise copper staining, it’s hard not to notice how ugly it is!
If you do some research on why plaster stains, discolors or etches, you’ll likely get sucked down a wormhole of senseless debate. But not here! Bottom Line: plaster (or quartz, or pebble) is a cement-based surface. Water can, and does dissolve cement and therefore leads to failure, i.e. discoloration, staining, etching and spalling.
Structurally Cracked Pools
There are not many things more stressful in homeownership than a structurally cracked pool. If your pool is cracked there can be many reasons why. It is wise to consider AquaBright.AquaBright offers two distinct advantages in structurally cracked pools. First, AquaBright is flexible so it offers “give” in the event of movement. Keep in mind, AquaBright will not hold together a pool that is cracking, but it will be a flexible pool surface in the event of future movement. Second, AquaBright is a very repairable surface. When cracks show up through plaster, and plaster needs to be patched, it is very difficult if not impossible to patch plaster to match. Not so withAquaBright! Since no amount of structural repair can ever guarantee a pool won’t crack, if cracks do reappear, it can be repaired and patched very effectively. This is terrific insurance against having a pool that looks like Frankenstein just a few years after it’s done. I’ve just known too many people facing that exact situation.
Bottom Line: repairability and flexibility make AquaBright a superior pool surface option for structurally cracked pools.
There are not very many fiberglass pools in Orange County or even Southern California in general. So there are very few companies that work on them and not very many options for resurfacing. If you've been looking for a solution to resurface your fiberglass pool, look no further! AquaBright creates a beautiful, long-lasting surface solution for inground fiberglass pools that you will love!
There is no harsher a recreational aquatic environment than a heated commercial spa. It doesn’t matter how well it was plastered. It doesn’t matter how well it is maintained. Plaster has a relatively short life in such a harsh chemical environment. Period.
The failure occurs in stages, and the stages are obvious:
Discoloration- the spa surface will start to see white spots, and then grey areas, and teal/blue areas.
Dissolution- Don’t be alarmed by the word, dissolution essentially means dissolve. The water starts to dissolve the calcium compounds in the plaster. The plaster becomes more porous and the problem exacerbates itself
Deterioration & Delamination- As it sounds, this is when the plaster “falls apart”. The once smooth surface of the plaster, or cream layer, flakes off and exposes rough areas of aggregate. This is where the spa becomes rough to sit on, and the complaints follow. The spa eventually becomes unusable, and the governing authority might issue a citation.
The solution to a damaged plaster surface is to chip it out and replace with new plaster, thus starting the process over again.