Marbelite has a grainy marble texture and can be unpredictable in it’s outcome. White marbelite has a tendency to have yellow or dark grey streaks in the surface. It is less Algae resistant and stains very easily. It has to be applied in a few hours and can’t be applied over two days, as this would result in a slightly uneven surface as there is no time to “work” the surface into a perfect finish using straight edges and other plastering tools: the surface is trowelled free hand with a metal trowell. No pool company will guarantee staining on Marbelite as it is very porous and absorbs dirt very easily, particularly when there is a cover or safety net on the pool as it is difficult to brush with a cover in place. It is vital to brush daily for the first two months to prevent a buildup of calcium that oozes out the plaster when first filled, as water is low in calcium causing the water to draw the calcium out the plaster onto the surface of the Marbelite. This will result in blotchy marks especially on the dark marbelite colours like charcoal and Mega Blue. Marblite is better suited to new pools as it adheres 100% to the new concrete or gunite shell, lasting for over 20 years. When Marblite is applied to old surfaces on a renovation it tends to last about 8 to 10 years unless properly stripped ( which has it’s risks) see Cheap and Nasty section.