How to plaster a new pool using weber.dry Marbelite
In this section, you will find the suggested weber.dry Marbelite application techniques relating to various substrates.
- Remove any dust or loose materials by brushing the surface thoroughly. Flush clean with plenty of water.
- Remove any excess water.
- The surface must be damp, but not glistening with water, before plastering.
- Mix weber.dry Marbelite using 3.2 litres of water per 20 kg bag. Do not add extra water.
- The mix should be stiff, with little slump.
- Apply the first layer 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.
- Plaster the walls first and then the floor. All plastering must be completed in one day to avoid unsightly joint marks.
- When the surface 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.
- The surface can be polished to a very smooth finish.
- Clean all mosaics, tiles and surrounds. Leave the finished pool overnight to air cure.
- Start filling the pool the next day from the deep end. Attach a deflector to the end of the hosepipe to prevent surface damage.
- Damp down exposed weber.dry Marbelite every hour to prevent it drying prematurely. Fill the pool in one operation to prevent a water-ring from forming.
It is critical that the correct volume of water is added. Too much water will influence the final strength of the weber.dry Marbelite.
The first four weeks in the life of a newly plastered pool is the most critical time. Please read the guide to the chemical treatment of newly plastered pools carefully.
Solution with the following weber products
A cement-based, integrally coloured marble plaster.