Yes there is a warranty for up to 5 years when the work is carried out by an Approved Applicator. However if you do it your self or use your own painter, Epotec can be expected to perform to the same standard, so long as the Preparation and Application details are followed and pool water is maintained in accord with accepted conditions.
Epotec being a seamless, hard wearing coating resists dirt and mould pick up. It may be easily cleaned using a broom or similar from time to time. It will resist staining from leaves etc, though if some staining happens may be removed using a pad and some detergent. Follow normal pool water management for long term Epotec performance and don’t be temped to let pool become a “frog pond” in the off season.
After a lengthy period you will see some wear on the high use areas like steps and you may want to recoat the pool. It will generally require a good clean, a light sand and the application of one (or may be 2) coats of Epotec. That’s all. Straight forward and money saving. Much less expensive than upgrading any other surface and you can do it self if you wish.
Many pool owners prepare and recoat their pool and have a very successful outcome. We provide plenty of support and written information to guide you though the process. So far no one has said it’s too hard and many have said how pleased they are with the outcome. So if you have the time and can follow clear procedures, handle a roller, then the chances are you will have the same great results. See the Testimonials on our website for what others say
For Domestic Pools there are examples of it lasting past 12 years easily and for Commercial Pools at least 5 years is common place. See the “Project Gallery” on our web site for examples. In general once Epotec is applied to a prepared surface it slowly wears away. It does not chip, flake or peel as a rule, which other paints tend to do. So the thicker the coating the longer it will last all else being equal. We recommend using more material on high wear areas like steps, swim outs and beaches etc, so they last longer.
We will quote you on the supply of enough Epotec for your pool delivered to you door. Simply complete the Contact Form on this web site and we’ll be in touch promptly. Epotec is usually applied in 2 coats only, though a 3rd coat maybe applied in high wear areas if needed. (Usually its easier to simply apply more in these high wear areas as you apply the 2 coats).
I have acid washed my pool surface, is this enough cleaning?
Many people think acid washing is enough to clean the pool surface, however it does not get rid of body fats, suntan oils and the like which will have built up over the years and be well soaked in on porous surfaces, such as Marblesheen. Just like when washing dishes you need detergent to remove fats and so it is with pools. A thorough clean with a detergent/degreaser is part of the correct preparation. Acid washing may be used as last treatment to remove calcium build up and prepare a “new” cement surface for painting. See our “How to Prepare and Paint My Pool” details for the complete preparation.
Epotec is specially designed for use in pools. There are epoxy paints for use on concrete paths and steel work, which will not last in water immersion 24/7, so you may get only 2 – 3 years life with these non pool type epoxies. Also there is Chlorinated Rubber Pool (Rubber) paint which being single pack, may last 1 – 2 years only. If you want performance and value you need to use the correct Epoxy which is designed for pools, eg Epotec.
Epotec comes in a range of attractive colours for use in pools and spas. There are 4 blues, white, black, pale jade, chamois and slate grey. Others are also available and we can make to order if required. See the Colour Chart and Project Gallery on our web site for more details. We can post a colour chart as well.
Epotec is termed a Hi Build, 2 part Epoxy Coating.
It’s “Hi Build” meaning it goes on thick (about 5 times thicker than house paint), so you get the protection you need for your pool and it resists wear and tear from sand, feet, automatic pool cleaners and so on.
It’s a 2 part, meaning it’s a resin and hardener which are hand mixed together.
An “Epoxy” is: “Thermosetting resins capable of forming tight cross-linked polymer structures characterized by toughness, strong adhesion, and low shrinkage” and “ refers to a two-pack paint or glue. The paint or glue is particularly hard or strong as the two-pack system contains a curing or hardening agent so that when the two packs are mixed together there is a chemical reaction between the packs rather than a simple “drying or evaporation”.
Epotec being roller applied flows out to a near smooth, seamless surface, for easy cleaning. If the surface has a profile, like Pebblecrete, it will tend to flatten it out some what but not make it smooth. You will still see the Pebblecrete and it will have a rounded texture to it. It will however be much easier to keep clean. On sooth surfaces like Fibreglass there may be a very slight rounded stipple finish.
Generally pools can be (re)coated with Epotec anytime so long as the following conditions apply:
• Surface (ground) temperature above 13 C, meaning is unlikely to be a good time to paint if in Southern Aust (VIC /TAS) or Inland Australia from approx May till Sept. (Inc overnight frost areas).
• Not above 30 – 35 C shade temp (it’s too hot for you, rather than the paint), unless you do it early in am, which is a good time anyway.
• Not going to rain for a few days while you finish preparing and paint pool.
• Most of Northern Aust (tropics) are painted in April till Oct and the rest from August to May.
Epotec has been used in the tough Australasian market for over 25 years. It’s a well tried and tested product. Epotec has been widely used in: Olympic Pools, Commercial Pools, Community Pools, Residential Pools, Thermal pools and Spas. In fact there are thousands of pools coated and protected with Epotec.
We have reference lists available as well, or in some cases you may view the finished pools.