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Various features of epoxy paints for swimming pools

Painting the walls of the swimming pool with a waterproof coating such as epoxy paints in order to prevent water from penetrating the shell of the pool and damaging is a great option. This is because epoxy paint does not have a rough surface which makes it easy on the skin of the swimmer, resists cracking more efficiently and can be cleaned much easily.

The various features of epotec pool paint have been described here:

Solid

The epotec pool paint does not have solvents or thinners which gives it a completely solid coating. This leads to retention of the entire applied thickness with no shrinking unlike conventional paints used for houses which have only 30-40% of solids. The solid nature of the epotec pool paint is the reason behind its good strength.

Thickness

Epotec becomes inert when cured. Thus, it cannot be removed by chemicals and can only get affected by wear and tear. Consequently, a thick coat of the paint needs to be applied for long lasting effect. Thick coat of paint means that it will last long. The epotec pool paint does not have thinners but its special characteristics allow it to be easily applied using brush or rollers. The standard thickness achieved with epotec pool paint is 320 microns.

Life

With 7-14 years of life, the longevity of epotec epoxy pool paint Perth is impressive. This implies that once applied using thick coat, the paint doesn’t need recoating for this time period.

Upgrading swimming pools

Epotec paint is widely used for upgrading swimming pools such as during fiberglass pool repairs, fiberglass lined concrete swimming pools, marblesheen pools and other concrete pools. This is because epotec paint prevents general wear and tear of the pool walls and protects them from chlorine and other chemicals commonly found in swimming pools.

Epotec paint also gives protection from hydrostatic water pressure. The column of liquid water in the swimming pool exerts a force known as hydrostatic pressure. This force causes the liquid water to penetrate the concrete. Permeable concrete is more prone to water penetration. Epotec paint eliminates this problem by forming a barrier between the concrete and the water because hydrostatic pressure is created only when water comes in direct contact with the concrete of the swimming pool.

Water can also pass through the concrete in the form of gas. The epotec paint being impermeable to both liquid and gas molecules, is also capable of preventing the passage of water through concrete in the form of gas molecules.

Types of colour

Epotec pool paint is available in a number of colour shades. The standard shades have been listed here.

  • Sky blue
  • Royal blue
  • Slate grey
  • Opal
  • Dark blue
  • White
  • Chamois
  • Glacier white
  • Aqua
  • Squirrel
  • Pale gade

There are a number of factors which come into play at the time of selecting a suitable colour such as the colour of the surroundings like tiles, vegetation, etc. However, a lighter colour is recommended for epoxy paint as it tends to get yellower with time.