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    Pool Finish

    Any good/bad on the marquis pool finish? I think it is a popular Florida product. Any feedback would be great...thanks.
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    Marquis is one of several brands of plaster with quartz added for color and improved lifetime. In general, quartz mixed into plaster looks very nice and lasts longer than regular plaster. As with any pool finish, the skill of the installer is much more important than what specific kind of pool surface you choose. Get references for your installer and check them.
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    I have the Marbletite marquis finish in Bluestone. The finish itself is not rough. The bluestone color (essentially blue and black colored quartz) adds a nice light blue water color - a bit bluer than aqua.

    The distribution of the additive to the mix is important. We have a few places that are not perfectly distributed but it does not impact the finish. I can post a few pictures of the finish. The pool builder should be able to take you out to see a few of his completed pools so you can evaluate the work as well as the color.
    Cheers - Taz
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz
    I have the Marbletite marquis finish in Bluestone. The finish itself is not rough. The bluestone color (essentially blue and black colored quartz) adds a nice light blue water color - a bit bluer than aqua.

    The distribution of the additive to the mix is important. We have a few places that are not perfectly distributed but it does not impact the finish. I can post a few pictures of the finish. The pool builder should be able to take you out to see a few of his completed pools so you can evaluate the work as well as the color.
    Cheers - Taz
    Thanks taz you have the color we plan on doing......would love to see a pic or two. Thanks for the info as well.
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    Never ask a TFP guy/gal for a photo of their pool! Hope these help you get an idea. Our pool is also a 15 x 30 but a touch deeper (3.5 to 5.5 ft).

    [attachment=2:37z0vp73]pool_overcast (640x480).jpg[/attachment:37z0vp73]
    [attachment=1:37z0vp73]pool_sun (640x480).jpg[/attachment:37z0vp73] (just after completion)
    [attachment=0:37z0vp73]Pool_steps (640x480).jpg[/attachment:37z0vp73] (this morning)
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz
    Never ask a TFP guy/gal for a photo of their pool! Hope these help you get an idea. Our pool is also a 15 x 30 but a touch deeper (3.5 to 5.5 ft).

    [attachment=2:2knppl75]pool_overcast (640x480).jpg[/attachment:2knppl75]
    [attachment=1:2knppl75]pool_sun (640x480).jpg[/attachment:2knppl75] (just after completion)
    [attachment=0:2knppl75]Pool_steps (640x480).jpg[/attachment:2knppl75] (this morning)
    Thanks Taz, exactly what we want....looks great.
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by mvk111
    Any good/bad on the marquis pool finish? I think it is a popular Florida product. Any feedback would be great...thanks.
    I am also from Tampa Bay (Land O Lakes), building a similar pool 30 x 15, 3-6 deep and the main question is about the interior finishing. Riviera Pools is recomending Stonescape and Clean Tech Pools is suggesting Marquis/Quartz.

    What did you end up using?

    Thanks!
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    Re: POOL FINISH

    Does anybody have a photo of a pool with this "Freestone Baltic"?

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    Re: Pool Finish

    I don't think you can go wrong with any of these products. We have the Beach Series Antigua and the wife picked it out as she wanted light blue colors. We also looked at 2 other pools with this and we loved it. Look at some pics in the sig. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Pool Finish

    I just had the Marquis Quartz Bluestone installed in my pool as a resurface project. They finished Monday, most of the dust is gone already (today is Wednesday). Anybody able to comment how their finish is holding up? Looking forward to jumping into the pool with the new finish. It used to be so rough and ugly before.
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