After NSF/ANSI passed Standard 61 about 30 years ago, banning the use of chemicals and ingredients that had made rubber-based paint finish the standard in pool finishing, scientists tried to invent a new type of pool finish. It had to offer the look and durability of the old, rubber-based paint finish while also complying with the new public health standards that the old, rubber-based paint finish now violated.
Now, that technology exists; it’s aquaBRIGHT™ pool finish, available from ecoFINISH®. This pool finish is designed to be durable, meaning no blistering, chipping, peeling, or fading. Unlike plaster finishes, it is easy to install and doesn’t shrink or crack. And that’s only the beginning of the benefits of aquaBRIGHT™ swimming pool finishes compared to masonry:
It Looks Better
aquaBRIGHT™ looks good when it’s first installed, and one aspect of its durability is that its appearance won’t decline as time passes. The coloring is more consistent and resistant to fading than a masonry finish. And, you get your choice in colors without having to consider your budget, because all aquaBRIGHT™ colors have the same low price. The price of masonry, on the other hand, varies by color, forcing you to pay more if the color you want happens to be expensive.
If you get a masonry finish, you’ll have to drive up your cost when you get water transported to your home. That’s because a pool finished with masonry has to be filled with water almost immediately, or else the masonry will start drying out and cracking. When aquaBRIGHT™ is installed, it’s cured without water, so you can fill your pool at your leisure without having to have water trucked in.
It’s Easier to Install
Before masonry can be installed, the leaching calcium has to be burned off of the pool’s curing masonry. This is done with a process called a “hot start,” in which the pool company pours acid into the pool about two weeks before the actual installation can begin. aquaBRIGHT™ is a plastic finish, so there’s no need for any time-consuming preparation process.
The Bottom Line
Masonry finishes just can’t compete with the advantages of an aquaBRIGHT™ pool finish.
The old rubber-based finishes boasted some of these benefits, but they’re not legal anymore. That means if you want a pool finish that offers durability and beauty at a price that won’t break your budget, aquaBRIGHT™ is the way to go.
To get started getting aquaBRIGHT™ from ecoFINISH® for your pool, contact ecoFINISH® at 1-800-704-4167 today!