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    help plaster reviews

    we are deciding to have our pool sand blasted (currently painted) and replastered. Can you guys give some input...the two choices for us are plain white plater or Diamond Brite...how do you feel about Diamond Brite, if you have it???


    thanks,
    chris
    30-40yr old prehistoric IG gunite 20 X 40 approx 30000gals
    now with new cool blue Diamond Brite and blue waterline tile (looking good for 40yr old pool)
    new Hayward 244T sand filter, 3/4 Hayward pump, Jandy heat pump
    pool skim (love it)

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    Beautiful color selections.
    Harder finish.
    Less plaster for algae to plant it's roots into.
    Longer life.
    Can be troweled as smooth as white plaster.

    BUT, it all depends on the plaster crew's attention to detail...
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
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    I have the Ocean Blue Diamond Brite in a pool only 4 weeks old.

    Our issue is that we could not find a sample pool to see with this color so we crossed our fingers and went by the color in the DB brochure. By some miracle, our pool looks just like the picture.

    The quality of the finished product is highly dependent on the crew and the acid wash they give the pool. My opinion is that the aggregate cannot be uniformly exposed by the acid so you do get some shade variations in the plaster. However these are very minor and (to me) add to the "lagoon" look we were after.

    I also notice that as I keep my ph at 7.4 and brush daily that the color is slowly becoming more uniform as the aggregate gets more evenly exposed around the pool.

    Here are some photo's:




    20K Gal IG gunnite pool with 6' diameter raised spa. Diamond Brite "Ocean Blue" Plaster. Whisperflo pumps, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Pentair 400K BTU Propane Heater

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    beautiful pool...thanks for showing the photos.
    we decided to go with the cool blue diamond brite and add the basic pool blue tile around the water line.
    they plan on starting in June but, we have to have it all sandblasted first (thick paint is on there now)...fun fun fun

    it was either update our pool our the kitchen....the pool won guess, we will do the kitchen next year.

    chris
    30-40yr old prehistoric IG gunite 20 X 40 approx 30000gals
    now with new cool blue Diamond Brite and blue waterline tile (looking good for 40yr old pool)
    new Hayward 244T sand filter, 3/4 Hayward pump, Jandy heat pump
    pool skim (love it)

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    Re: help plaster reviews

    Vessmech - will you please post pics of your pool again? We are considering Diamond Brite Ocean Blue but don't know what it will look like in real life! Many thanks!

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    Re: help plaster reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Meredithannel
    Vessmech - will you please post pics of your pool again? We are considering Diamond Brite Ocean Blue but don't know what it will look like in real life! Many thanks!
    Here are the photos referenced in the links:



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    Re: help plaster reviews

    Is Diamond Brite Ocean Blue a mix of colors? I'm looking at the website and not finding it.

    Thanks!
    Julie

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