Florida Stucco Pool Finishes
Factory blended with the highest quality selected river aggregate, white portland cement, and additives to enhance strength, bonding, and curing. Pearl finish will yield a hard, long-lasting, stain resistant surface that is unique and versatile in appearance.SURFACE PREPARATION:
For application over new gunite or shotcrete substrates, as well as properly prepared existing cement surfaces. All surfaces need to be free of foreign matter including dirt, grease, oil, dust, paint, fiberglass, loose material, etc. If an acid wash is used to rid the substrate of foreign matter, neutralize with a solution of soda ash and water.
If the project is a renovation, Florida Stucco's POOL PREP is an excellent preparation material to be used in conjunction with Pearl finishes. Consult our specifications regarding POOL PREP for additional details.
Roughening the pool base cement surface provides a good basis for the mechanical bonding of the base to the Pearl finish. Previously finished surfaces can be made suitable for re-finishing by sandblasting, hydro-blasting, or by applying acid. Existing plaster should be chipped away below the tile line for 2" - 4", and around return outlets, pool lights, and main drains.MIXING PROCEDURE:
For best results use of a standard mixing machine is recommended. Use only clean potable water; WATER MUST BE CAREFULLY MEASURED FOR EACH BATCH - UTILIZATION OF A MEASURING PAIL IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. DO NOT ADD WATER DIRECTLY TO MIXING MACHINE FROM A HOSE.
Approximately 1.5 - 1.75 gallons of clean potable water can be used to bring the mix to a lump-free consistency. Allow the material to mix for 10 - 12 minutes to provide best workability. Pearl Finish is a complete product; addition of other materials is not necessary.APPLICATION:
Apply Pearl Finish over a cement base that has been dried for a minimum of 24 hours. The pool's walls and floor must be evenly sprayed with water before application to reduce suction. This allows adequate absorption to occur to enable Pearl Finish to dry in a natural manner. Pearl Finish should be applied to a uniform thickness of 1/2". Application is best accomplished by mechanics that adhere to the professional standards of the plastering industry.EXPOSING PEARL FINISH:
Depending upon prevailing weather conditions, exposing the Pearl finish can begin shortly after trowelling. Removal of surface layer cement can be accomplished with water and a soft bristle brush. Other industry accepted methods can be used as well.CURING:
The pool should be filled with water upon the completion of the exposure phase. Refer to the National Plaster Council Start-Up Procedures after filling the pool with water.COVERAGE:
Pearl Finish will yield approximately 16 square foot per 80 pound bag of material.PACKAGING:
Pearl Finish is packaged in 80 lb. heavy-duty, moisture resistant bags.PRECAUTIONS TO BE OBSERVED:
This product is portland cement based and can cause skin or eye irritation. Any skin or eye contact with this product should be immediately washed with plenty of fresh water. Wearing of a respirator is required when handling this product. Please review product MSDS for further information.WARNING:
Do not use bonding agent in the mixing or application of Pearl Finish.NOTE:
- Pearl Finish is formulated with washed natural aggregate. Color variation within aggregate deposits is inherent. Aggregate color in Pearl finish may vary from previously obtained material or samples due to this variation.
- Florida Stucco Corp. advises that maintenance of the pool's water chemistry be monitored frequently and kept within industry guidelines to ensure beauty, longevity, and integrity of the plaster surface.