Are you interested in improving your Houston TX marcite pool? JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. is the local contractor you can trust. We have over 20 years of experience repairing, renovating, remodeling, and refinishing marcite pools in Houston and its surrounding areas.
Is your current marcite cracked, chipped, or stained? Is the surface too rough on your feet? Has your pool leaked recently? These are all indicators it is time to resurface your pool. If you have decided to make any additions or renovations, we can do that during the resurfacing process as well.
If you need anything from a minor repair to a full renovation, give our team of experts a call at (713) 729-5014. Let us transform your backyard today!
What Is Marcite?
Marcite is a second term for traditional pool plaster.
Plaster is the most simple and affordable of your pool finish options.
Marcite is typically composed of white cement, marble sand, and water. The cement can be dyed a narrow range of colors, but most pool builders will hesitate to add color.
This is because of dyes, especially low-quality liquid dyes, often streak and wear quickly. This significantly reduces the already lower life span of your plaster finish. The life expectancy of non-dyed marcite is only 8-12 years.
Houston TX Marcite Pool Finishes – Know Your Options
Here are a few options when it comes to marcite pool finishes. Here is what you also need to know!
The Addition of Quartz Sand Improves
Most marcite is made using marble sand. Some pool builders opt to replace some of this sand with quartz sand to drastically improve the durability and lifespan of the plaster finish.
One benefit, besides increased durability, is that plaster finishes using quartz sand can be dyed a wider range of colors with longer-lasting results. This is more successful partially because the speckled pattern helps to hide any blemishes, fading, or streaking.
The Addition of Aggregates Like Pebbles
Aggregates are small objects added to your pool’s finish to improve durability, texture, and aesthetic. One very popular aggregate is the pebble. These small stones are used to mimic the luxuriously smooth texture of the bottom of a riverbed.
Pebbles are the highest quality aggregate you can add to your pool finish. They are considered top-of-the-line because of their incredible ability to withstand scratching, cracking, erosion, and discoloration.
Wet Edge offers some of the highest quality pool finishes on the market across all 3 surface types – plaster, polished, and aggregate.
Their 2 lines of increasingly durable plasters are Altima and Luna Quartz. Altima’s increased durability comes from the replacement of 35% of the original marble sand with quartz sand. Luna Quartz, as the name would suggest, fully replaces the marble sand with quartz sand. This second type also adds some tumbled colored quartz aggregate to create a beautiful speckled finish.
Wet Edge offers 4 styles of finishes featuring exposed aggregate.
Only 1 of these falls into the polished finish category – Primera Stone. This unique finish combines smaller pebbles with shells and colored glass beads. These aggregates are mixed into intensely pigmented cement.
During the application process, the surface of this finish is polished to form one smooth, even layer.
The other 3 styles fall into the category of premium pebble finish. The first, Signature Matrix combines only small and medium-sized pebbles with richly colored cement for a smooth, classic finish.
Secondly, Prism Matrix combines small and medium pebbles with colored glass beads and vibrantly colored cement for a stylish and smooth finish.
And finally, Serenity Stone combines medium and large pebbles with colored glass beads and deeply pigmented cement to create your luxurious pool surface.
Another way to improve the longevity and aesthetic of your pool’s finish is through tile coping.
This is particularly useful for owners of concrete, shotcrete, or gunite pools as it can help prevent cracks and leaks. Pool tiles can also help disguise the scum line, protect your skin on hot days, and give your Houston TX marcite pool an affordable pop of color. However, tile coping is more likely to crack, chip, or fade than most of your aggregate options.
Renovations Or Additions
Have your needs or wants changed since you first built your pool? If you are planning to resurface your pool, it is the perfect time to also make additions or renovations.
Do you have dogs or small children that want to play in the pool? We can add a ledge in the shallow end of your pool for them to safely splash and play on.
Do you have an elderly or disabled loved one? We can accommodate your steps to their needs.
Is one or more of your loved one’s Deaf or hard of hearing? We can install lights you can flash to get their attention.
On the other hand, maybe you are interested in adding a new water feature or above-ground spa? Maybe you want to extend your pool instead?
JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. can do all these things and more during your resurfacing process. For further information call our team of experts today.
If you are a pool building company wanting to contract with us, call our office and fill out this pool proposal request.
Is your current marcite pool finish noticeably chipped, cracked, rough, or stained? Has any color you once had streaked and faded over time? These problems are incredibly common with saltwater and concrete pools.
Upgrade and protect your backyard investment with Wet Edge. The durability and longevity of these pool finishes are unmatched. JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. is the contractor to trust to install your Wet Edge, new marcite, or tile coping.
If you are looking to repair, remodel, resurface, or renovate, trust us with your Houston TX marcite pool project, and you won’t be disappointed.
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