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What is the best epoxy paint for a swimming pool

July 25 2014

There are a number of elements that a Swimming Pool Paint must endure over the course of time. Swimming pool paint is subjected to

  • Salt or Fresh Water
  • Cleaning chemicals such as Chlorine
  • UV from the sun
  • Water Pressure (often overlooked by owners)
  • General wear and tear from people walking on the coating when swimming

So the paint coating must withstand the powerful effects of sunlight, the chemicals used in the water treatment and cleaning, water pressure and people and this is why we get asked what kind of paint to use on swimming pools.

So here are the top 5 things to help you make an informed decision when it comes to swimming pool coatings will pay good returns. Firstly, it will save you a lot of money if the re coat time is reduced if the product you choose lasts longer than other ones plus it will save investment if less remedial work is required in between coatings.
A good choice of swimming pool paint will ensure the pool is ascetically pleasing, (enhancing not detracting from its surroundings) and enable ease of cleaning for you as the owner. After all we want to spend more time in the pool right?

The rule of thumb for the best time to paint your pool, is to avoid the extremes. Very cold weather will produce its challenges, and most will favor avoiding the summer months if that is when their pool gets the most use. Painting during the middle of the day is ideal as it allows the morning dew to have evaporated and enables paint to have at least partially dried before the damp of evening starts to settle. Keeping an eye on the upcoming weather forecast is best so as to avoid starting the job at a time when heavy rain or excessive humidity is anticipated.

The advantage of choosing swimming pool paint or a comparable swimming pool paints over selecting tiles for your pool, is that there are no tile joints to catch dirt and grime, no risk of tiles cracking or falling off, and no raised edges for the pool users to catch or snag themselves on.

Step One

Choosing the color of your paint coating largely comes down to personal preferences. The most popular color tends to be blue and can come in many and varied hues. Blue’s popularity is no doubt because it is the color we most commonly associate with water itself, conjuring up tranquil images of pristine seas and peaceful island settings. Psychologically it is a soothing and calm color that we relate to nature and relaxation.

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Other options that have proven to be popular alternatives to the more traditional blue would include black, for those seeking a more dramatic and sophisticated look. And at the other end of the scale we of course also have white which creates a fresh and clean ambiance. Be sure to consider the ‘vibe’ that you want to create and factor in the style of landscaping that surrounds the pool area.

Step two
When purchasing the actual swimming pool coating, be sure to search for one that has a tried and tested record of durability and which is resilient to the effects of chlorine and salt, read more. It is definitely prudent to seek a warranty for the product you select (most warranties will depend on approved application methods). Speaking to professionals for expert advise on the preparation and application of the specific product is invaluable. Seek out an expert who have been trusted with the care and upkeep of reputable commercial pools and who have been in the industry for some time.

A reliable place to start would be Modern Maintenance who have been entrusted with the care and maintenance of thousands of swimming pools including the beautiful Parnell Baths in Auckland, qualifying them as an authority to answer all your swimming pool paint or pool coatings questions.

Last but not least, heath and safety information that you need to know when painting your swimming pool by yourself.