- Most often these are reinforced concrete shells so the comments above about concrete pools should be studied.
- There are three types of pool paint in common usage. Chlorinated rubber and epoxy. Sometimes house paint (acrylic) has been used and also enamels. Neither of these 2 offer good performance in a pool environment and should NOT be used.
- Chlorinated Rubber is a single pack (one component) solvent based coating that has been in use for over 50 years. Despite its name it’s not flexible, but is relatively low cost, has a strong solvent smell (50% solvent) and is typically used in pools requiring economic paint. Chlorinated rubber must be applied to absolutely dry surfaces. In general, it will last about 2 years, though it may last longer. It chalks and may bubble and blister as not chemically bonded to the surface. It is generally easy to recoat.
- Common and widely used epoxy and usually solvent based. The correct epoxy to use is one formulated for use in pools, NOT a general grade which is not chlorine resistant nor designed for water immersion 24/7.
- New advanced pool coating made of fluoropolymer FEVE Paitn N Forget V790. This is the future for all swimming pool coatings. It is compatible with old epoxy painted surfaces and similarly easy to prepare and apply. Please visit our website where you will find a lot of information about this great product.
Painted pools offer a seamless, decorative surface which resists chemical attack, does not harbour algae and is usually easy to keep clean. Being nonreactive they tend to be more stable than other surfaces (similar to fibreglass) and can be easily repaired or upgraded as needs be. (DIY is a definite prospect)
If you see aspects above that relate to your pool (Or spa) and wish to have your pool upgraded so as to get another new lease of life then we can help you.