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15 great ways to update your aging pool, deck & equipment

  Bring new life to your dated backyard resort today—and save time and money tomorrow.  A pool modernization and style makeover can deliver a variety of benefits, including: – enhanced beauty & enjoyment – reduction of water & energy consumption – greater operating ease and time savings related to maintenance – prevention of more labor- & cost-intensive repairs in the future. When planning your pool and backyard makeover, consider these smart options for your renovation: Note: Some options & materials listed here may not be available in all areas of the U.S. or may not be appropriate for your particular pool or backyard. Your local pool builder will advise which choices are best suited for

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Colored Quartz Interior Finish: Not your father’s pool plaster

Part 2 of 2  How color quartz finish provides greater beauty, durability, and overall value Endurance.  A distinctive appearance.  Lower pool-ownership costs.  A more enjoyable swimming environment. The benefits of color quartz aggregate finish are valuable to pool owners and well worth incorporating into your new backyard installation or remodel project. Quartz aggregate is engineered to deliver superb color and durability.  After being mined, this mineral undergoes processing that includes permanently bonding colored ceramic to it. The quartz aggregate is then blended with traditional marcite (white cement mixed with crushed marble dust) to create the final plaster mix. Because a significant amount of quartz aggregate is used, a high percentage of a pool’s interior surface

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Colored Quartz Interior Finish: Not your father’s pool plaster

Part 1 of 2: When planning a new gunite or shotcrete pool (or remodeling an older one), choosing the right material for the interior finish is among the best moves you can make. Your pool’s interior finish—usually referred to as plaster—is what waterproofs its more porous gunite shell.  This coating provides the surface that swimmers will feel beneath their feet or brush up against, and it contributes to the overall aesthetic appearance of the “liquid investment” in your backyard. For decades, pool builders relied exclusively on marcite—white cement mixed with crushed marble dust that is applied by a trowel to a gunite pool interior to create a smooth finish. This white plaster, which can be

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