weber.dryMarbelite 

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weber.dry Marbelite is a cement-based, integrally coloured marble plaster, specifically formulated for application onto gunite or hand-packed concrete pool shells. 

Produced from carefully selected raw materials for consistency of product, it only requires the addition of water on site.


Weber.dry Marbelite

Features & benefits

• Carefully graded aggregates to produce a fine finish

• Integrally coloured

• Quality assured raw materials

 • Exceptional and consistent quality

• Backed by superior technical support

• Available in a range of colours


Technical data

Compressive strength : 

1 day   8 N/mm2 

3 day   22 N/mm2 

7 day   28 N/mm2 

28 day  34 N/mm2 

*Value obtained in laboratory conditions. Test results were obtained at 20oC.

3.2 litres of water per 20 kg bag.


Use

Provides a 6 to 8 mm thick coloured finishing plaster for swimming pools.


Suitable Surface

Gunite or plastered surfaces as used in the construction of swimming pools.

The surface should not contain blast furnace slag, as this will cause mottling of the Marbelite surface.

Not suitable for fibre-glass shells.


Good practice

Do not apply : 

• If frost is forecast within 24 hours of use 

• In damp/wet conditions 

• In temperatures below 5oC or above 30o

• On elevations in direct sunlight or where the substrate is hot 

To ensure colour consistency, the material required to complete the pool should be of the same batch number.


Surface Preparation

The surface onto which Marbelite will be applied : 

• Must be cured for a minimum of 28 days.

• Must be sound, clean and free of any material which may impair adhesion. 

• Must be true in plane, hard and slightly rough to form a mechanical key. 

• If dirty, must be acid-washed, brushed and flushed with clean water.


Specifying

“Apply 6 to 8 mm of weber.dry Marbelite in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.”


Storage

When stored, unopened in a dry place at temperatures above 5oC, shelf life is 12 months from date of manufacture.


Coverage

Coverage is approximately 1m2 per bag.


safety instructions

Contains cement, which is alkaline when wet and can cause skin irritation. Use eye protection and gloves and avoid prolonged skin contact. Avoid inhalation of dust. Wash skin contamination away with warm soapy water. Remove splashes to the eyes by prolonged irrigation and consult a doctor. Do not ingest.


Mixing

weber.dry Marbelite should be mixed with 3.2 litres of clean water per 20 kg bag to produce a stiff, workable plaster mix. Ensure that no dry powder remains, as this will impair bonding. Do not add extra water or any other additives.


Application

Plastering a new pool

The surface must be damped down before plastering commences. Be sure to remove any standing water from the floor. 

Apply the first layer of weber.dry Marbelite to the walls by forcing the material tightly against the surface using a rounded steel trowel. 

Follow immediately with a second layer to an application not exceeding 8 mm. 

Start plastering the floor from the deep end. 

When the weber.dry Marbelite is green (set but not fully hardened) it should be given a final trowelling to polish the surface and remove trowel marks. Wet the surface slightly to avoid black burn marks. 

All plastering must be completed in one day to avoid unsightly joint marks. 

Leave overnight to air cure.

Re-plastering a pool

Surface preparation 

▲ If the old plaster is loose or flaky, it should be removed completely. 

▲ If the surface is hard and firm, at least 80% of the surface must be chipped using steel chipping hammers. 

▲ Acid-wash the entire surface using a solution of 1 part hydrochloric acid and 3 parts water. Scrub vigorously using a wire brush and flush with clean water. 

Slurry Coat 

■ Prepare a slush coat consisting of weber.dry Marbelite in a solution of 1 volume Weber Slurrybond and 4 volumes water. Mix well. 

■ Apply to the surface using a block brush. The surface should have a stippled finish. 

■ Allow slurry coat to harden for 12 hours (but no longer than 24 hours). 

■ If mixing is done on the floor of the pool, care should be taken not to remove the slurry coat. 

■ Do not wet the slurry coat before Marbelite application commences. 

Plastering 

Using a rounded steel trowel, apply the first layer of Marbelite to the walls by forcing the material tightly against the surface. 

Follow immediately with a second layer to an application not exceeding 8mm. 

Start plastering the floor from the deep end. 

When the Marbelite is green (set but not fully hardened) it should be given a final trowelling to polish the surface and remove trowel marks. 

Wet the surface slightly to avoid black burn marks. 

All plastering must be completed in one day to avoid unsightly joint marks. 

Leave overnight to air cure.

Filling and curing

Start filling the pool from the deep end. Attach a deflector to the end of the hosepipe to prevent surface damage. 

Damp down exposed Marbelite every hour to prevent it drying out prematurely. 

Fill the pool in one operation to prevent a water-ring from forming. 

Do not introduce an automatic pool cleaner to the pool for 3 weeks. Use the pool brush only to remove dust and debris. Vacuum to waste daily. Brush the marbelite surface using a soft pool brush and back-wash at least once a day. 

Refer to the Guide to the chemical treatment of newly plastered pools overleaf.


Technical services

Weber has a team of experienced advisors available to provide technical support. 

Technical helpline : 08600 WEBER (93237) or visit www.weber-tylon.co.za


Saint-Gobain Weber (Pty) Ltd

30 Bosworth Street, Alrode Ext.4, Alberton, Gauteng.  Tel: +27 (0)11 617 8500

Fax: 086 550 7118  Call Centre: 08600 WEBER (93237) 

or visit www.weber-tylon.co.za 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, this information is true and accurate. As the conditions of use and any labour involved are beyond our control, the end-user must satisfy himself by prior testing that the product is suitable for his specific application. Products are sold subject to our Standard Conditions of Sale.


Product information

Packaging

weber.dry Marbelite packshot
Weber.dry Marbelite is supplied in 20kg paper bags.

Colour

Weber.dry Marbelite is available in 7 different colours.