What is the life expectancy of our glow products?

They have a normal lifespan of the life of the pool, spa or project where they are installed.

What nighttime colors are available?

4 nighttime colors available at this time. FireFly (yellow/green). Aqua (blue/green). Glacier Blue (med blue) and Sapphire (dark blue).

How long will the glow last after sun exposure?

After about 15 minutes or more of direct sun exposure, our products will continue to glow for days in complete darkness.

What amount of aggregates do I need for average size pool?

We recommend 1 LB of glow concrete aggregates for every 40 to 50 square feet of pool/spa surface. We have pool builders that double this amount for their customers to achieve a very impressive saturated glow result.

What sizes are available on the glow aggregate crystals?

We fabricate 6 different sizes. Large about ¼” in size. Medium about 3/16” in size. Small about 1/8” in size. Fine about 5/64” in size. Extra Fine similar to regular sugar gains and Powder which is equal to powdered sugar size. All crystals are irregular in size due to method of fabrication.

How do you install the glow aggregates on concrete?

Sprinkle the glow aggregates directly onto the final finish of wet concrete either by hand, hand fertilizer spreader or large salt shaker. After spreading, trowel them in and smooth out the surface. Then, allow the concrete to cure. After the concrete has cured, apply an acid wash to clean and expose the glow aggregate to the sunlight. A cement sealer is optional.

You can download an instructional eBook on how to install Element Glo Aggregate Crystals into concrete HERE.

How do you install mosaics or tiles to a project?

Place mosaic or tiles on desired location. Apply grout over and under mosaic or tiles to hold in place. After properly filling in grooves of mosaic or tiles with grout, clean surface with water and cloth. Allow grout to cure before filling pool or spa with water.