Waterproof paint coatings are used to protect the inner walls of swimming pools against water invasion. Chlorinated rubber paint and epoxy paints are the two major types of swimming pool paints used for waterproofing. Chlorinated rubber paint has many disadvantages like its high solvent content, short life and difficulty in application. Thus, epoxy paint is widely preferred over chlorinated rubber. Epotec is an epoxy paint which has been specially designed for use in swimming pools. It gives a hard wearing coat which lasts for 7-14 years. Epotec paint can be used in both domestic and commercial swimming pools.
The primary function of epotec epoxy paint is waterproofing the walls of concrete as well as fiberglass swimming pools.
Epotec is a high-grade concrete swimming pool paint used for waterproofing the concrete inner walls of a concrete swimming pool. The paint chemically bonds with the concrete surface of the inner walls and forms a permanent barrier against pool water. Due to this barrier, the pool water is unable to reach the steel reinforcements used in the construction of the concrete swimming pools thereby preventing any kind of damage to them. Epotec concrete swimming pool coating Sydney can also be used for waterproofing concrete swimming pools with various kinds of finishing such as marblesheen and pebblecrete. Waterproofing is an essential aspect of concrete swimming pool construction and epotec is the best available choice.
Fiberglass swimming pools also require waterproofing when the gel coat wears out or suffers various kinds of damages. Gel coat is the name given to the finishing of the inner surface of a fiberglass swimming pool. Water leaking into the fiberglass shell of the swimming pool through the damaged gel coat causes rotting of the fiberglass strands. Epotec coating prevents water from reaching the fiberglass shell. Prior to application of the epotec, the damaged gel coat must be repaired.
Two pack paint
Epotec epoxy paint Sydney comes in a pack containing 2 cans. One can of 4 litres holds 2.5 kgs of resin and the other can of 500 ml holds 0.5 kg of hardener. The hardener is put into the can containing resin. Both the materials are mixed thoroughly using a plastic hand mixer. The aim is to create a perfect blend of the resin and hardener. Residual hardener, if present in the can, is also added to the mixture and further mixing is done until a homogenous mixture is obtained. The mixture is then allowed to stand for ten minutes. The coating is finally ready for application.
Mode of application
Epotec paint can be applied using either brushes or rollers. The thickness of the coating determines its life. Thus, the thickness of the coating must be even at all the points on the inner walls of the pool. 1-2 square metre must be covered by each application. Rollers are usually used for applying epotec. For smooth finishing, a roller of 6-8mm width is suitable while for rough finishing, a 10-12 mm wide roller is appropriate. The paint must be uniform on the roller. The roller tray must not be excessively filled with epotec paint.
Even though the paint can be applied by people themselves, the epotec epoxy paint suppliers Sydney also provide professionals for this job.
Efficient waterproofing ability and ease of application are the main advantages of epotec epoxy paint. The cost is also highly affordable which fits one’s budget easily.