Epoxy paint coatings for swimming pools are tailor made for water. The pool grade epoxy paints can remain immersed in water without any change in their properties. They are also highly resistant against UV rays of the sun and chemicals usually present in the pool water such as chlorine. The strength of epoxy paint coating is directly proportional to the thickness of the coating. The coating usually lasts 7 to 14 years. Epotec is one such high-grade pool paint coating available with only specialist epoxy paint suppliers.
What is it used for?
Epotec epoxy paint uses for swimming pools can be summarized under the following subheadings.
Concrete swimming pools
Epotec epoxy paint for concrete swimming pools prevents the passage of water through the concrete in both liquid as well as vapour form. It prevents the creation hydrostatic water pressure which causes water to move through the concrete. The easy passage of water vapour through the concrete commonly found in areas with high water tables is also prevented by the use of epoxy pool paint for concrete swimming pools. Concrete swimming pools with different types of finishes such as pebblecrete or marblesheen concrete swimming pools can also be upgraded with epoxy paint coating. Fiberglass lined concrete swimming pools can also be upgraded with epoxy coating.
Fiberglass swimming pools
Epotec epoxy paint for fiberglass swimming pools replace damaged and worn out gel coats found in fiberglass swimming pools. Damaged gel coats show many signs such as black spots, holes through which water seeps inside the underlying structures, osmosis damage, etc. It is necessary to repair the gel coat and eliminate other problems such as osmosis and algae growth prior to resurfacing the pool with epotec epoxy paint. The pool needs to emptied before carrying out the repairs. Un-reacted styrene present on the surface of fiberglass swimming pools also need to be removed before applying epoxy paint because it disrupts the long term bondage of the coating with the surface. Badly damaged fiberglass swimming pool needs to be replaced with a new one. The surface of the new fiberglass swimming pool can be coated with epoxy paint to prevent future problems.
Epoxy filler can be used to repair holes in both concrete as well as fiberglass swimming pools. The 2-pack epoxy filler needs to be mixed in equal proportions using a knife. The filler mixture must then be filled inside the hole with the same knife. It is better to overfill the hole. A mixture of detergent and water must then be spread over the surface using your fingers. This is necessary to get a smooth surface. Epotec must be applied after the curing process is complete. This usually takes about a day. The rough spots can be eliminated by sanding after the mixture has cured.
Epotec epoxy pool painting is available in a number of colours such as black, dark blue, slate grey, white, opal, glacier white, light blue and much more.
Epotec epoxy coating easily adheres to a damp surface and requires 5-7 days for curing. It provides a strong coating with a smooth surface. The lifespan of the coating is usually 7-14 years.