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How long does it take for Diamond Brite to dry?

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Asked by: Heather Jackson

Allow BOND-KOTE to cure for at least six (6) hours before plastering. The plaster should be applied to BOND-KOTE within three (3) to five (5) days. If left for a longer period before the finish is applied, ensure Bond Kote is clean and free of dirt, efflorescence, and other contaminants.

How long after Diamond Brite Can you swim?

How long should I wait until I use my newly filled pool? We recommend that you wait until the pool is completely finished, filled and that the water is chemically balanced to start enjoying it, typically three days.

How do you take care of a new Diamond Brite pool?

After the finish is exposed, let it air dry for as long as conditions will allow. Delaying the fill water a few hours or until the next morning will reduce the occurrence of shade variations (Mottling). Care must be taken not to over-dry the plaster and cause shrinkage cracking.

Is Diamond Brite a good pool finish?

Diamond Brite plaster is commonly accepted as the best pool interior finish, giving you the lasting beauty and durability of a diamond. Unlike traditional marble-based pool plaster, Diamond Brite is made with natural quartz.

Is Diamond Brite waterproof?

But one of our jobs is to simplify the complex. In short, there are four main types of plaster that Absolute Pools uses to waterproof your pool, each of which has many variations. They are marcite, Diamond Brite, Hydrazzo and PebbleTec.

What is the most popular Diamond Brite color?

Common colors for Diamond Brite pools include Cool Blue, Onyx, Ivory, Oyster Quartz, Aqua Quartz, and Verde. However, our favorites are Tahoe Blue and French Gray.

What is the longest lasting pool finish?

Tile Finishes

Tile Finishes



Though tile is the most expensive pool finish and takes longer to install than plaster and aggregate, it’s the longest lasting pool surface. With proper application and minimal maintenance, tiles should never need to be replaced. Tile pool finishes come in ceramic, porcelain, glass and stone.

How soon can you swim after plastering pool?

The plaster material cures under water in about 7-10 days. But this doesn’t mean you have to wait that long. Once the pool is filled and clean, you can go in for a swim.

Can Diamond Brite be patched?

Can I just patch my own diamond brite? Absolutely! You can find diamond brite patches online for an affordable price. But it’s recommended to get a specialist who will be able to color match your Diamond Brite more closely.

How do you brush a Diamond Brite?


Begin using stiff bristle brushes as the set progresses examine the diamond bright for hot spots that may be setting quickly mist. These areas with water to allow longer exposure.

Can you wax over Diamond Brite?

Once treated with the Diamondbrite process you will never have to polish your car again. Simply wash down using Diamondbrite Shampoo or Diamondbrite Waterless Wash and Wax, as often as necessary.

Can you acid wash a Diamond Brite pool?

Can you acid wash a Diamond Brite pool? Diamond Brite is a brand of plaster that some pool owners use to cover their gunite pools. Over time however, Diamond Brite plaster will become stained from the chemicals used in your pool. These stains can be removed by acid-washing your pool after the water is drained from it.

How do you remove rust from Diamond Brite?

How to Remove Rust Stains From Diamond Brite

  1. Pour vinegar on the stain to completely cover the area. …
  2. Repeat pouring vinegar on the stain and let it sit for another 20 minutes.
  3. Scrub the stain with a scrub brush. …
  4. Rinse the vinegar from the Diamond Brite with clean water. …
  5. Put on rubber gloves.

What causes yellow stains on bottom of pool?

Mineral Buildup



When there is too much of a mineral present in the water, it can begin to stain the pool. Shades of yellow can be a sign of excessive iron. Iron can be introduced into a pool by well water or pipe corrosion somewhere in the pool system.

What causes brown spots in swimming pools?

Stains that appear reddish brown or very dark are typically related to metals in your pool water. The metals that commonly cause pool stains are iron, manganese & copper. Copper is from ionizers and corrosion of copper and brass pipes. This will result in blue, green, teal, black or dark purple stains.