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Fibreglass vs. Marbilite Finishes


When your Marbilite plaster swimming pool was first built, it should have lasted 10 to 20 years. When the plaster needs resurfacing, the life span is only 5 to 6 years or less. Most pool contractors offer a 1 year warranty on plaster restorations. If the new plaster should become defective, it will usually be blamed on incorrect water chemistry, and not faulty workmanship. There are no guarantees on plaster pool refinishing in this industry.


Pool Chemicals

Plaster swimming pool  surfaces are extremely porous and require a large amount of chemicals to maintain the correct balance and sanitation. Plaster interacts with the chlorinated water and chemicals, causing the extra consumption.

Fibreglass is 100% non-porous coating. It is the only surface in the swimming pool industry that is impervious to chemicals, acid and chlorine.


Bonding to old plaster finishes

Plaster pools have a long history of early failure. Plaster failures include blisters, a rough finish, pop offs, delaminating and chalking.

With fibreglass swimming pool re-surfacing, we guarantee our finish for 3 years against blistering, a rough finish, pop offs, delaminating and chalking.


Rough Finish

A plastered pool surface usually starts deteriorating after 3 to 5 years. The plaster can be rough enough to graze elbows and knees. Clients have told us many times that their children’s feet were bleeding due to the plaster finish.

The fibreglass pool re-surfacing system will never be rough. No scuffed elbows or knees and certainly no bleeding.


Blemishes and Stains

Stains become permanent in a plaster pool unless it is acid washed every year. This causes plaster deterioration and roughness.

Our fibreglass swimming pool finishing system resists most stains, making the surface easy to clean. Iron stains are the most difficult to remove. We have the solution!


Algae Resistance

Many pool owners with Marbilite pools will tell you horror stories about algae buildup in their pools.

Fibreglass pool owners will tell you that their pools are truly low maintenance in terms of algae. Fibreglass does not become a permanent home for algae, making it easy to remove.

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