Epoxy coatings are more commonly used in swimming pools as compared to chlorinated rubber. This is due to a number of superior characteristics of the former. In fact, chlorinated rubber is not much in use because it is hard to use, has a high solvent content and does not perform very well. The epoxy paints are known for their high durability and impressive protection of the swimming pool structure against water and chemicals.
The epotec pool paint is a high grade epoxy paint which provides more coat thickness than other brands of epoxy paints. This is a 2 part epoxy coating which protects the pool against general wear and tear apart from water and chemical damage.
How is it applied?
Epotec pool paint is commonly applied with the help of rollers. The thickness of the paint determines its longevity and a good finish is obtained with the usage of rollers. It can also be spray painted though it is not recommended. The application can be done without the help of professionals. However, proper cleaning of the surface is very important prior to its application.
Effect of rain
The epotec epoxy pool paint Perth requires about 5-6 hours for curing after application. If it rains during this time period, the curing process would neither get affected adversely nor would there be any issue with the performance of the coat. However, a whitish mark would appear on the surface. This whitish mark is not aesthetically appealing and can be sanded off even though the mark is transient and disappears after 1-2 months.
The epotec pool paint lasts for 7-14 years. There may be an appearance of worn out areas after this time period. This is especially true for areas under use such as staircase. The simple course of action in such cases is to clean the area, spread light sand on the surface and finally apply one or two coats of epotec. Recoating is easy and cheap as well.
Swimming pool repairs
Epotec paint can be used to upgrade the swimming pool at the time of repairs such as fiberglass pool repairs. Fiberglass swimming pools may require repairs after about 10 years due to osmosis damage, algae growth, black spots, wear and tear of the pool structure, worn out gel coat and much more. Applying a thick coat of epotec paint at the end of the repair works makes the gel coat resistant against the elements and wear and tear due to the presence of a hard coat specially designed for use in pools. It is necessary to complete the repairs and prepare the surface before applying epotec. Apart from fiberglass, epotec can also be used for a number of concrete pools.
Epotec consists of a resin in a can along with a hardener in another can. The entire hardener needs to be put in the resin can and mixed thoroughly using a plastic hand mixer. The mixing can be stopped after 2-3 minutes after a uniform colour is obtained. The mixture must then be allowed to stand for 10 minutes.
By following these steps, the application of epotec paint would certainly look perfect in every manner.