Epotec is an epoxy paint which is used to waterproof the inner surfaces of swimming pools. Paint is a much better choice for pool waterproofing than tiles or rendered finish. Tiled surfaces are difficult to clean because of dirt accumulation in the joints. Tiles can also detach from the surface of inner walls requiring repairs. Paint has no such issues at all. Rendered finish has a rough surface which can scratch the skin of the swimmers. Paint has a smooth surface. The epotec pool paint forms a strong and solid waterproof coating over the surface which is not affected by either long term water exposure or exposure to chemicals such as chlorine mixed in the pool water. The paint does not feature solvents in its chemical structure which makes it a solid coating unlike conventional paints.
Some facts about epotec epoxy paint for swimming pools have been listed here.
Suitable for both concrete and fiberglass swimming pools
Epotec epoxy paint is highly appropriate for concrete swimming pool construction Sydney. The paint forms a barrier over the concrete surface of the inner walls which prevents water from reaching the steel reinforcements used in concrete swimming pools. Epotec is also resistant against hydrostatic pressure which is created when water enters the concrete mass through many imperfections in the concrete. Keeping the water away from the concrete through the paint coating prevents hydrostatic pressure build up. Epotec concrete swimming pool paint Sydney provides similar water protection to the concrete in worn out or damaged fiberglass lined concrete swimming pools or concrete swimming pools with pebblecrete or marblesheen finish.
Epotec pool paint is also suitable for fiberglass pool resurfacing in cases when the gel coat is damaged. If you observe black spots, algae growth other kinds of signs indicating damage to the Gel coat, the finishing of the inner wall of a fiberglass swimming pool, you need to upgrade it with epotec pool paint. This is essential because damaged gel coat allows water to seep into the shell of the fiberglasss swimming pool leading to loss of structural strength. The surface must be prepared properly and necessary repairs carried out before the application of epotec pool paint.
Holes and cracks must be repaired prior to application of epotec in both concrete as well as fiberglass swimming pools. The surface must be smooth.
Curing time and effect of rain
Epotec takes about 5-6 hours for curing under optimal temperature ranging between 15 and 20 degree Celsius. Rain fall during the curing period of the paint does not affect the curing process or the quality of the coating. However, whitish spot develops on the surface which spoils the look of the paint. The spot goes away within 1-2 months. Nevertheless, it is better to protect the paint against getting wet during the curing period.
Epotec paint coating can last for more than 12 years in case of pools in domestic households. In case of commercial pools, the coating can last for a minimum of 5 years. Recoating is simple.
Colour range and price
Epotec epoxy paint colours Sydney come in four different shades of blue along with white, black, slate grey, etc. The epoxy paint prices Sydney are dependent upon the dimensions of the pool.
Brushes or rollers can be used to apply epotec epoxy paint on surfaces. Thickness of the coating is important because thickness determines the life of the coating.