By Astrid Petersen and Jayme Chapman
Wrapping up 2016- What’s New?
Joining our Team…
2016 proved to be a phenomenal year for all of us at UWC! We have a growing team with newly added sales representation in the Texas market.
Joining our team with a fantastic background in swimming pools and interiors is Dave Bledsoe covering Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and surrounding areas and Rodney Gutierrez in Austin, San Antonio and South Texas region. We are proud of our solid sales team that has been making its mark in the interior pool finish world for Universal White Cement.
Coming soon we will be launching our third website www.universalcement.com which encompasses all of our product offerings and serves as an information portal pool plastering professionals and supporting distributors. A complementary 2017-2018 full product catalogue will be accompany this new website as well. We hope you will enjoy it and would love your feedback!
After taking backlash from competition over the past four years from a select few of you out there (you know who you are), Micro Fusion, Radiant Fusion and Quartz Fusion have proven to be solid additions to the swimming pool interior lineup as the most innovative, modern and smoothest pebble finishes on today’s market. Today’s savvy customers are quickly realizing the benefits of knowing what they are getting in an interior and figuring out that it’s “not just a rock” that counts. High performance, pre-blended interiors and the best quality of application will continue to take the Fusion products to new levels.
We’ve got Bond Coats!
Rounding out our product line up our Universal’s newest Bond Coat systems: Bond Coat- One Component and Bond Coat Plus-Two Component with Concentrate Catalyst. These systems are now available and are supported by the very knowledgeable Mr. Jim Slatin.
In the words of Mr. Slatin, there are several key reasons why UWC Bond Coats are superior:
1. The optimum formulation for long term bonding.
2. Our premium acrylics are especially formulated and keyed to all of our fine plaster finishes.
3. If and when water penetrates below the plaster, you can be assured that, unlike latex and styrene resins, our pure acrylics cannot be penetrated whereas, PVAs, styrene and latex resins cannot withstand constant attacks by the pool chlorine which leach out these type of bond coat polymer resins. Acrylic resins will not leach from bond coats.
Acrylics are tremendously water resistant and with a UWC two component application, the perms inches is less than one. Have peace of mind when plastering above grade structures.