All concrete pools have steel reinforcement and it is very important to keep the pool water from reaching it. Such water penetration can lead to “concrete cancer” or corrosion of the steel work, which creates very concerning stains and can structurally damage the shell. This if not attended to, can result in astronomical bills. Epotec being a thick coating offers waterproofing of the inner surfaces of the pool and will assist in keeping the pool water away from the steel. It’s largely water and vapour proof.
With Fiberglass pools this product, being a high build coating replaces the worn gel coat, which protects the fibreglass shell structure from pool water ingress, while saving the shell from being compromised due to water absorption.
Should I paint my pool?
What do we actually want from the pool surface?
The main products used are: Paints, Tiles, Fibreglass and applied aggregate surfaces such as Marblesheen, Pebblecrete and Quartzon types.
Although being an ultimate finish, most pool owners with a tiled pool know how impossible it is to replace failed ones, to keep tile joints clean and repair any leaks, whereas epoxy coatings will make it so much easier. You can also change the colour to almost any shade you like, with not much expense.
A fibreglass or fibreglass liner is quite a durable and seamless solution. To rejuvenate either surface, with EPOTEC will save around 60 – 70 % of the cost of using the original surface system for the repairs and provide a surface with a great life expectancy. Using fibreglass for resurfacing dictates that it has to be done by a well trained professional company, which means its (very) expensive. We do not live that long to justify such expense. Our experience tells us that Fibreglass pools are the easiest to prepare and apply our coating to.
Commercial pool operators, including council’s pools, use only smooth, hard, easy clean surfaces and that is where our EPOTEC is the most successful, despite very demanding usage profiles.
We all like to have the best result for our investment. We consider your restoration job is an investment; in your lifestyle, your health and your property value.
To distinguish between them:
|Rendered Finishes||Epoxy-Epotec Hi Build|
|Surface can be rough on skin||Surface smooth and easy on skin|
|Requires Skilled Professionals to install||Easily done by Home Handy person|
|Can have shading variations||Uniform colour or artwork|
|Subject to staining from minerals, rust and leaves||Resists staining very well|
|High cost of installation||If you do it yourself , your time is your cost plus tools.|
|May de-laminate from concrete shell||Chemically adheres to concrete|
|Requires high degree of water quality which is very difficult to sustain due to nature of the surface.||More resistant to water quality issues, although the water has to be kept in good condition.|
|Surface can be difficult to keep clean||Surface is smooth, easier to keep clean|
|Surface may crack||Resistant to cracking, tough|
|Cleaning systems can damage surface||Resistant to cleaning system damage|
|May last 10 – 12 years in good condition||Usually lasts 7 – 10 years, before re-coat|
|Expensive to re plaster||Easy to re-coat and not expensive, we offer very good deal for our loyal customers|
|Attractive finishes, in range of colours||Attractive, decorative and smooth finishes in range of colours and artistic styles at less than half the cost of Plaster|
If you need further guidance contact Hitchins Technologies Pty Ltd