The importance of waterproofing the inner walls of swimming pools is emphasized by swimming pool experts all over the world. The advent of new technology has enabled the creation of waterproof pool paints for swimming pool waterproofing. The waterproof pool paints can be used instead of conventional waterproof finishing such as rendered finishes or tiles. Epotec epoxy paint Sydney is a superior pool paint as compared to other types of waterproof pool paints available in the market. Epotec chemically attaches to surface, withstands chemicals and UV rays of the sun, resists cracking, easy to clean, long lasting, resists staining and has a smooth surface which does not scratch the skins of the swimmers. All these characteristics and more make epotec the ideal choice for swimming pool waterproofing.
Method of application
The surface needs to be cleaned using detergent to remove dirt, oil, fats and other contaminants. Acid must not be used for cleaning the surface. Defects on the surface such as worn out areas, cracked areas, etc. must be repaired. Moisture must also be removed from the surface prior to application of epotec coating.
Roller or brush can be used for applying epotec. The area covered per application should be 1-2 square metres. The thickness of the coating determines its life span. Therefore, the coating should be sufficiently thick and every area must have the same thickness of coating to prevent uneven life span of the coating in different areas.
The application of the coatings must commence in the morning and finish by 1 pm in summers and 12 pm in winters. This is essential to enable the coating to cure before evening when dew sets in. The time required for a coat to cure is 12-24 hours. Curing time may be increased in winters. The pool can be filled with water and chemicals can be added only after 5 days from coating in summers and 7 days in winters.
The epotec coating must also be protected against rain during the curing period. If rain falls on the epotec coated surface during this period, a whitish spot appears on it. The white spot does not affect the waterproofing function of epotec or the curing process even though it spoils the aesthetics. The whitish spot disappears within 1-2 months or it can be sanded off.
Mode of waterproofing
Epotec is a waterproof concrete swimming pool coating Sydney. The hard coating forms a shield over the concrete surface of the inner walls of a concrete swimming pool. Both liquid and gaseous water molecules are prevented from reaching the steel reinforcements of the concrete swimming pool by the epotec coating. Thus, the structure of the concrete swimming pool remains intact. This is the reason why epotec should be used for waterproofing at the time of concrete swimming pool construction Sydney or concrete swimming pool repair Sydney. Epotec epoxy paint for concrete Sydney has similar actions in fiberglass lined concrete swimming pools and marblesheen and pebblecrete finished concrete swimming pools.
Waterproofing fiberglass swimming pools also come under epoxy paint uses Sydney.
Apart from functional point of view, epotec also scores well in terms of aesthetics because it is available in a range of colours and textures.