Kyrstalkrete vs DiamondBrite

kchinger

Well-known member
Aug 20, 2017
220
Southeast PA
Hello.

We're getting our pool renovated either this summer, or fall (leaning towards no) or next spring. Two PBs suggest DiamondBrite, a third suggest KrystalKrete as their main, but can do DiamondBrite for the same price, they've just used the KrystalKrete longer. The samples look basically identical (KK feels a bit smoother I guess, but it's just a sample). The warranty on the KK is slightly longer apparently (15 years instead of 12 I think he said). Two builders (including the KK one) are renovation specialists, that's basically all they do (one doesn't even touch decking or plumbing or electrical, just plaster, tile, and coping, which I kind of like that they focus). The other also builds new.

Anyone have any experience with this product? I haven't heard of it before, and I'm having trouble finding much information at all. We're definitely leaning towards quartz, both for wear, look, and hopefully smoother than our existing plaster (which is like 25 or 30 years old and original).

Are the warranties on these products transferrable? Does anyone know?

Thanks.
 

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Bronze Supporter
Jun 23, 2019
335
Emerald Coast Florida
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
We love our KK Aquamarine. A word of caution, they have levels that are different than TFP recommendations, and state it will void the warranty if they vary.

CL 1.0 – 3.0 ppm
pH 7.2 – 7.6
Total Alkalinity (TA) 80 – 100 ppm
Calcium Hardness (CH) 200 – 400 ppm
(In warmer climates when water temperatures exceed 90 F calcium should be kept below 350 PPM)
Cyanuric Acid less than 50 ppm

Sequestering 10-12 ppm
 

kchinger

Well-known member
Aug 20, 2017
220
Southeast PA
We love our KK Aquamarine. A word of caution, they have levels that are different than TFP recommendations, and state it will void the warranty if they vary.

CL 1.0 – 3.0 ppm
pH 7.2 – 7.6
Total Alkalinity (TA) 80 – 100 ppm
Calcium Hardness (CH) 200 – 400 ppm
(In warmer climates when water temperatures exceed 90 F calcium should be kept below 350 PPM)
Cyanuric Acid less than 50 ppm

Sequestering 10-12 ppm
Interesting. Very acidic. Some of that gives you a CSI of like -0.7 if you do 7.2, 200 CH. Not sure that I love that. Especially CYA less than 50, with my SWG that's not ideal.

How smooth is your finish?
 
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