- These are constructed with a concrete shell so the comments above re bare concrete pools should also be read.
- Marblesheen is composed of white cement and white marble chips (about 1 – 2 mm across) and if applied in the 1970’s may also include asbestos.
- It was trowel applied and thus ranges in thickness from about 5 to 25 mm or more.
- Depending on the skill of the installer it may have a hard, dense surface and lasted well, even 30 plus years. If a more open and porous surface then it may be showing its age within 10 years.
- Marblesheen slowly becomes porous as the white cement matrix is worn and dissolved away leaving little crevices into which algae can grow nicely.
- Marblesheen usually also loses its white colour taking on a more creamy look and may also have dark stains and black areas of algae infestation.
- Random cracking is often noticed and some areas may be missing all together as it has lost adhesion.
- Worn or eroded patches can be seen and drummy areas need to be checked for once the pool is empty.
- Older pools may require ever increasing chemical does to keep them looking in a good condition and maintaining an acceptable water balance becomes harder.
Marblesheen is a reactive surface.
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