- a premixed cement based material, formerly known as 'Marblite' or 'Marbline', that offers a durable, attractive alternative to mosaic tiles. Available in many colours, Pacelite is growing in popularity in both public and private pools.  When applied by a specialised swimming pool contractor, the end result is a smooth, seamless finish which carries a 15-year guarantee

After preparation of the surface, the installers treat each working area with a brush-on bonding coat before applying the Pacelite render by trowel to a minimum thickness of 6mm, then move to the next area, etc. The surface is then allowed to cure before the final job of wet polishing to achieve the final finish

Like all pool-plaster products, Pacelite is usually applied in conjunction with a tile band at the waterline; staining can occur at the waterline, hence a tiled border. Many different patterns of borders are available or you can design your own and have it made-to-measure. (Pool Repair SpainPool Repair Spain can do this inexpensively)

As with any pool, water balance is very important: -

  • pH should be kept between 7.4 and 7.8

It is the decomposition of plant matter on the bottom of the pool that is most likely to cause stains. Leaves, etc., should be removed with a net as
soon as possible to prevent staining and depletion of pool sanitizer. It is recommended that a floating cover and/or winter cover be used to protect a Pacelite pool - or any other pool, come to that - as appropriate to the season. A pool-cover will keep out most leaves and keep the pool warmer

Pacelite Pros

  • Very attractive, alternative finish
  • Versatile and durable
  • Smooth, slip resistant surface
  • Marginally less costly than mosaic tiles
  • No tiles to fall off, break or cut bathers feet
  • Can be applied any time of the year
  • The pool can be filled immediately upon completion - no long curing periods
  • Easy maintenance - if the water balance is correctly maintained and the pool kept clean

Pacelite Cons

  • Application requires a specialist contractor for best results
  • Can stain and be difficult to clean if poorly maintained

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