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Preparing Your Pool for the Realty Market

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Preparing Your Pool for the Realty Market

Staging a home is often talked about as a great strategy when selling your home. To make your home your very best, you clean and paint, de-clutter and re-decorate with an artist’s flair. If the home also has a pool, staging a pool for the home sale just makes sense. Staging a pool is not difficult, but it requires that you take off your pool owner goggles, because you’ve grown...

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Problems with Pool Plaster

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Problems with Pool Plaster

“Since pool plaster is composed of natural materials that have certain inherent characteristics, some amount of shading or color variation is a natural occurrence which should not be construed as a defect and which only enhances the natural beauty of your pool. Homeowner agrees that the plaster is NOT guaranteed for evenness of color and may not be the exact shade anticipated. The shade and...

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Why You Should Use Bond Kote Before Plastering Your Pool

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Why You Should Use Bond Kote Before Plastering Your Pool

We are nearing the end of summer and the kids are going back to school, what are things you could do to enhance your pool while it is not being used as frequently? How about a full resurface of your swimming pool to freshen up the look of your pool and having it look brand new. Please read our previous articles on Marquis Quartz and Mini Pebble comparing the different surfaces that we offer to...

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Understanding Your Water Balance in Order to Maintain Pool Finish

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Understanding Your Water Balance in Order to Maintain Pool Finish

Many unwanted items can be introduced to and can harm your pool, prevent chemical treatments from doing their job, make the water unhealthy, make pool water visually unappealing, or all of the above. The two most important things to remember about healthy pools are that they must be sanitized and must be balanced. The most efficient way to sanitize your pool and keep swimmers safe is with...

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9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try DIY Pool Resurfacing

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9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try DIY Pool Resurfacing

Pool plaster repair can enhance the appearance of your swimming pool and reseal it at the same time. No matter if you need one or both, you will need to decide if you want to complete this project on your own or hire a professional. It’s true that you can find some DIY “success stories” on the Web, but there are many compelling reasons to have an expert perform this work: Insurance A pool...

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6 Reasons to Resurface Your Swimming Pool

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6 Reasons to Resurface Your Swimming Pool

Increase Your Pool’s Usability Pool finishes will become pitted over time due to the excessive sunlight and chemical wear. When pitting occurs, it causes the surface of the pool to become rough. This can often lead to you not wanting to use the pool as often because it is uncomfortable. A new surface will eliminate this issue by providing a smoother surface that is able to handle being...

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Choosing a Water Color

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Choosing a Water Color

For those of you that want a little bit different look, there’s colored plaster. It’s made of the same stuff as white plaster, but a coloring agent is added as the plaster is mixed. There are two primary colors when it comes to choosing the color you want your water to be, blue or green. It all comes down to the dyes mixed in to your finish. Go with cooler tones like white, blue or black for...

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Quartz versus Pebble Surfaces

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Quartz versus Pebble Surfaces

In this article I would like to help you make an informed decision on the interior finish you will use to re-finish your swimming pool. There are two types of surfaces that we offer, both exposed aggregates. One of which uses a quartz aggregate and the other pebble. The main difference between these two surfaces is the size of the aggregate stone used, the quartz being a crushed stone while the...

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Resurfacing with Mini Pebble

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Resurfacing with Mini Pebble

Over the past decade, pebble surfaces have increased dramatically in popularity and come in a broad range of colors and color combinations. One of the most popular reasons for this relatively low maintenance type of pool finish is the slight texture that makes for a slip-proof surface.  Mini Pebble pool finishes are of the highest quality pool resurfacing material available. Essentially this...

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Resurfacing with Marquis Quartz

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Resurfacing with Marquis Quartz

Today’s recommended pool refinishing material is an exposed aggregate product called Marquis Quartz. “Exposed aggregate” means that the product has small stones or “aggregate” (quartz in this case) that are exposed during the application and finishing process. Marquis is a factory blended mixture of polymer modified cement, quartz aggregates and various admixes...

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