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Diamond Brite Resurfacing Guide, Everything You Need to Know About a Diamond Brite Project.

In this article, we’re going to explain everything you need to know about Diamond Brite Restoration, and about Diamond Brite Restoration costs in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Diamond Brite is an exposed aggregate pool finish made from a blend of natural quartz aggregate, cement modified with polymers and fade-resistant color-quartz, which is available in a large number of stunning varieties.

What is Diamond Brite?

Diamond Brite plaster is commonly accepted as the best pool interior finish, giving you the lasting beauty and durability of a diamond.

Unlike traditional marble-based pool plaster, Diamond Brite is made with natural quartz. As it’s found naturally, quartz is actually one of nature’s most durable and purest minerals on the planet.

Reasons Why Diamond Brite is one of the Best Resurfacing Materials.

Using quartz means you can rest assured that your pool finish won’t dissolve, will remain slip-resistant, won’t cause unpleasant staining – and it won’t deteriorate rapidly due to frequent contact with pool chemicals.

1). Resistant to Pool Chemicals

Diamond Brite’s insoluble quartz aggregate remains unaffected by the harshest pool chemicals and resists permanent staining.

2). Resistant to Stains

The impermeable quartz used in Diamond Brite resists stains and etching caused by harsh pool chemicals. And, unlike the traditional marble pool plasters, Diamond Brite can easily be drained and cleaned – without being damaged.

Additionally, the 3-M color-quartz accent colors would not rust, rub off or fade like other colored aggregates because the pigment is ceramically bonded to the quartz aggregate.

3). Diamond Brite Colors

These ceramic pigments form accent colors in Diamond Brite that give the surface a diverse and multicolored appearance, efficiently covering up the minor imperfections that are seemingly obvious in traditional marble finishes.

Finally, the state-of-the-art polymer modification of Diamond Brite’s cement increases strength, improves bonding and reduces water penetration. All of these features combine to give you an aesthetically pleasing yet durable pool finish.

Here’s a quick roundup for you of all the features of Diamond Brite:-

  • Blend of natural quartz aggregate
  • Cement modified with polymers
  • Stain-resistant
  • Fade-resistant
  • Scratch-resistant
  • No rusting
  • No Fading
  • Easy to drain and clean
  • Resistant to pool chemicals
  • Aesthetically pleasing

How much Does a Concrete Pool Resurfacing Project Cost?​

Having a pool in your home or grounds might seem like an exotic idea, and factors such as costs and upkeep might be off-putting, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are several expenses associated with having a pool, some of which are recurring costs, for example, refinishing and resurfacing. Concrete pools themselves can get pretty expensive, therefore keeping them properly maintained should be your top priority.

Other than the usual prices for the general maintenance of your pool throughout the year, repairs and utilities can add to the bills.

The surface on your pool is responsible for sealing it and helps keep the water from seeping into the ground. With proper care of the surface, ideally it can last you for up to two decades, but in most cases, you would need to repair it earlier than that.

Figuring out how much it would cost to resurface your pool depends on several factors.

These include:

  • The size of your pool
  • The extent of damage to the pool’s surface
  • The need for any additional repairs such as leaks or crack repairs
  • The type and quality of the material you wish to use for the new surface

When it comes to choosing the type of pool surface, there are several options. The three basic types of pool surfaces and their average cost per square foot are as given below.

    • White plaster – $4 per square foot
    • Aggregate quartz finish/ Diamond Brite – $5 per square foot
    • Pebble finish – $10 per square foot

So as you can see from the above, the aggregate quartz finish provides a good balance between affordability and quality. It’s a mixture of concrete and finely crushed pebbles, which is then dyed and smoothed over the concrete on your pool.

NOTE: Sometimes you can prolong the life of your diamond brite finish by patching your diamond brite pool. Read our diamond brite repair guide to learn more.

Aggregate Quartz Finish / Diamond Brite V.S. White Plaster. Which One is Better?

Although it’s slightly more expensive than opting for white plaster, Diamond Brite is still a more popular choice. This is because, due to the vast variety of color ranges available, you have the freedom to create a finish that gives your pool in whichever unique color you fancy.

Moreover, aggregate quartz style pool surfaces can last for around 10-15 years. While White Plaster only lasts 7-10 years. For this reason, it is usually not worth the cost savings upfront in the long run.

The aggregate quartz finish provides a good balance

between affordability and quality

What Happens When I Don’t Resurface My Pool?

Pool resurfacing is a maintenance process that’s essential to keep your pool looking like new. It also helps the pool to maintain its structural integrity.

If your pool is about 10 years old or more, you could be in need of a Diamond Brite resurfacing project, either as a standalone project, or a total pool rebuilding or remodeling project.

Resurfacing your pool can also help to repair problems like cracks and general wear and tear, as well as providing your pool with an updated and enhanced appearance. Resurfacing your pool should still be on your list of maintenance requirements, even though it’s obviously not needed as often as other services.

We recommend considering this process once your pool reaches anywhere between 10+ years old.

To diver further into some of the main features and benefits of Diamond Brite, We’ll cover some of the benefits you can gain from resurfacing your pool…

Diamond Brite Resurfacing Provides Protection From Environmental Pollutants

Made from purified rock oils, Diamond Brite is formulated into a two-stage process so that each product compliments each other, and adds up to create a robust and durable glaze.

The result is a tough, high gloss finish with a protective exterior that Diamond Brite creates, and provides an efficient barrier against traffic film, salt from roads, acid rain, insect fluids, and even tree sap, as well as various other pollutants in the air that can react with – and potentially ruin your pool’s finish.

Diamond Brite also helps eliminate any fading from UV light exposure along with nitrate etching caused by bird droppings.

Diamond Brite Resurfacing Helps in Avoiding Swimming Pool Staining.

Staining is another major reason which might make you consider resurfacing your pool. Pools begin to get discolored after numerous years of wear and tear.

These stains can be caused by minerals, chemicals and other materials in the vicinity, or via water, these are things such as leaves, garbage, and just natural debris.

Potentially, the stains could also be caused by colonies of algae, these are likely to be more the case if they appear to be a shade of green, or red, or some other natural color. If these unsightly stains don’t come off even after vigorous cleaning, then you need to consider that it’s time to resurface your pool.

Diamond Brite Resurfacing Provides Comfort and Safety

Another major reason why pool resurfacing is an essential part of maintenance is to make your pools slip-resistant.

It will provide you with a greater sense of security if you know that your pool is comfortable and slip-resistant for your family or guests.

The surface finish from Diamond Brite is comfortable to the bather’s feet. Diamond Brite is the ideal surface for both households and/or commercial settings where they are possibly wet, slippery environments.

What Diamond Brite Colors Can I Choose From?

Below are the exquisite shades you can choose from for your Diamond Brite pool finish!

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Cool Blue

Diamond Brite Color - Classic - xposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid

Super Blue

Diamond Brite Color - Blue - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid

Tahoe Blue

Midnight Blue

Diamond Brite Color - Aqua Blue - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Aqua Blue
Diamond Brite Color - French Grey - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
French Grey
Diamond Brite Color - Onyx - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Diamond Brite Color - Ivory - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Diamond Brite Color - Blue Quartz - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Blue Quartz
Diamond Brite Colors - Premium White - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Premium White
Diamond Brite Color - Aqua Quartz - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Aqua Quartz
Isla Verde
Diamond Brite Color - Oyster Quartz - Exposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Oyster Quartz
Diamond Brite Color - Marlin Blue - xposed Aggregate Finishes Color Grid
Marlin Blue
Diamond Brite Color - Bahama Breeze - Watercolor Line Color Grid
Bahama Breeze
Diamond Brite Color - Cool Quartz - Watercolors Line Color Grid
Cool Quartz
Diamond Brite Color - Ocean Blue - Watercolors Line Color Grid
Ocean Blue
Diamond Brite - Steel Blue - Watercolor Line Color Grid
Steel Blue
Diamond Brite Color - Cobalt - Watercolor Line Color Grid
Diamond Brite Colors - Grecian Slate - Watercolor Color Grid
Grecian Slate
Diamond Brite Color - Aegean Sea - Watercolors Line Color Grid
Aegean Sea
Diamond Brite Colors - Tahiti Blue - Watercolor Line Color Grid
Tahiti Blue
Diamond Brite- Isla Verde - Watercolors Line Color Grid
Isla Verde
Diamond Brite Brilliance Color Line Logo
Diamond Brite Color - Calypso - Brilliance Colorline Color Grid
Diamond Brite Color - Sapphire Bay - Brilliance Color Line Color Grid
Sapphire Bay
Diamon Brite Color - Crystal Coast - Brilliance Color Line Color Grid
Crystal Coast
Diamond Brite Color - Serene Seas - Brilliance Colorline Color Grid
Serene Seas
Diamond Brite Color - Pacific Coast - Brilliance Color Line Color Grid
Pacific Coast
Diamond Brite Color - Quarry Blue - Brilliance Color Line Color Grid
Quarry Blue
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Diamond Brite Color - Blue Topaz - Diamond Brite Color - Tanzanite - Jewels Color Line Color Line
Blue Topaz
Diamond Brite Color - Alabaster - Jewels Color Line
Diamond Brite Color - Moonstone - Jewels Color Line
Diamond Brite Color - Obsidian - Jewels Color Line
Serene Seas
Diamond Brite Color - Paraiba - Jewels Color Line
Diamond Brite Color - Tanzanite - Jewels Color Line

See the full list of colors by SGM here:

What Is the Best Finish for My Pool?

Out of the three basic pool finishes available, white plaster is the cheapest option.

But it is now becoming obsolete and is, in fact, only suitable for those looking for a refinish on a strict budget – or those who have a large pool surface to cover.

While white plaster helps give your pool a classic blue shine to it, it can tend to stain easily, it has a rough feeling on the surface, and in fact, has the shortest lifespan of all the options at an expected lifetime of 7-10 years.

Diamond Brite finish, on the other hand, costs a little more than white plaster but is more durable and has a longer lifespan of about 10-15 years.

As well, you also have the freedom to personalize your pool thanks to the variety of exquisite shades available for you to choose from.

Finally, pebble finish is the most expensive, yet luxurious option available. It’s made by using larger aggregate stones. It is a lavishly smooth surface that is highly reflective and offers a diverse range of colors. This pool finish has the longest lifespan of around 15-25 years.

Diamond Brite combines the best of all surfaces and in line with most people’s budgets.

Broward - Fort Lauderdale Pool Service, Repairs, & Renovation

Sublime Pools & Spa proudly serves Fort Lauderdale with the best Diamond Brite Renovation Service possible!

We also offer deals and discounts that are most suitable for your needs. Having your pool resurfaced from us can get you a month’s worth of free pool services and maintenance! Why not give us a call today for a free assessment! You can also see our Diamond Brite Renovation Service HERE, or see the rest of our Renovation services here!

If you are looking for Diamond Brite Repair, read this blog to see if your Diamond Brite finished pool could be salvaged for a couple more years with a diamond brite patch.

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