Why Choose Quartzon?
Whether you are deciding to have a new concrete pool built, or renovating an existing concrete pool, ask yourself the question,
“At the end of the day, what is going to stand out the most about my new pool?”
The answer is obviously the water colour, which will represent around 95% of what you will see.
Many pool surfaces use dyed materials which fade after a short time. Quartzon is different. The colour of your Quartzon surface is fade resistant and uses a technologically advanced colourfast process which will remain rich and vibrant year after year. The colour is fused onto the stone during a ceramic firing process rather than just dyed. Specialised 100% lightfast pigments used to colour both the stones and cement base* ensure your Quartzon surface retains its brilliant colour for many years to come.
* Quartzon’s White Beach and Santorini do not require this and do not contain colour pigments within the cement base
What makes Quartzon unique?
A special blend of premium ingredients in a white cement base, including brilliant white quartz sand, metallic oxides, ceramically coated aggregates and Starfleck result in the unique Quartzon look. Starfleck is a highly reflective aggregate that will make your pool surface glitter and sparkle like no other. Sunlight or moonlight, you will be dazzled by a shimmering light show on your pool’s surface.
Quartzon guarantees consistent quality as each premix bag is tested and packed at ourfactory to guarantee consistency.
Why choose Quartzon over paint?
Although your initial outlay for a paint surface is less than Quartzon the life span for paint is considerably shorter. This makes Quartzon more economical over the life of your pool.
Quartzon also offers the convenience of a one-off application that will last 15 to 20 years, whereas a painted surface will need to be repainted every 3 to 7 years, an expense that will quickly accumulate.
Why choose Quartzon over tiles?
Quartzon gives pool owners the opportunity to achieve rich water colours without the distracting grout lines of tiles in the curves of the pool. The gutter shaped grout lines of tiled pools can also create an algae trap that is difficult to clean. It is also hard to achieve smooth, rounded corners with square-shaped pool tiles (even when they are cut down, tiles still produce square, angular corners).
Quartzon is also a significantly cheaper alternative to fully tiling a pool. The most common use for tiles in swimming pools is as a waterline feature and to highlight step treads.
How does Quartzon compare to marble plaster?
Quartzon is made with quartz sand which is an extremely strong aggregate. Marble plaster is a limestone-based surface and has a much softer structure. The limestone content is vulnerable to chemical ‘attack’ which means the structure of the surface will weaken and disintegrate over time.
Marble plaster is mixed ‘on the job’. Quartzon on the other hand, is batched and tested so you’ll get exactly what you’ve paid for.
What’s the difference between standard pebble and Quartzon?
Standard pebble has been the most common surface in Australian swimming pools for the past fifteen years. Like standard pebble Quartzon utilises cement and pebbles to produce a strong pool interior, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Standard pebble is strong, but Quartzon is even stronger. Most standard pebble is made with single sized quartz or limestone particles. Quartzon is made with multi-sized quartz particles, ranging from 0.1 to 3.0 mm. This gives Quartzon a higher density mix, with closer fitting particles and less exposed cement, resulting in a rock-solid surface.
Quartzon is smoother than standard pebble. When you compare the surface textures of standard pebble with Quartzon, you will notice that standard pebble has ‘hills’ and ‘valleys’ between the individual pebbles. This is why so many people find standard pebble uncomfortable on their skin and may have suffered from cuts or abrasions to their feet.
Quartzon’s colours are colourfast and are based on ceramically coated aggregate and metallic oxides. The ceramic coating on the aggregate is extremely durable and designed to retain its brilliant colour for many years to come.
The metallic oxides used can withstand exposure to ultra-violet light, pool cleaning acid and chlorine without losing their vibrancy.
Quartzon is made with pure white cement, which results in the cleanest, brightest colours possible. Many standard pebble surfaces are produced with off-white cement, which gives colours a dirty, hazy appearance.
Quartzon’s smooth, high-density surface is more hygienic and easier to maintain. Standard pebble is difficult to clean, because algae is left in the ‘valleys’ between the pebbles, as cleaning equipment skims over the ‘hills’ on top of the surface. Quartzon’s even surface makes algae much easier to remove.