A Newly Painted Pool…
- Noticeably reduces chemical useage (and saves money)
- Is easier to clean
- Stays cleaner longer
- Prolongs the life of the pool’s structure
- Helps prevent algae growth
- Looks great!
The Paint Makes All the Difference!
Our very thick epoxy paint is the highest quality, longest lasting pool paint available! It is designed to be applied very thick and gives us a two coat layer of paint that is approximately 10-12 mils thick or as thick as 3-4 sheets of heavy printer paper! This high quality paint is extremely durable and provides our customers with a paint job that will last for many enjoyable, low maintenance years before needing to be re-coated again.
We purchase our paint in bulk quantities which helps us keep our prices very competitive and at the same time gives our customers the longest lasting highest quality paint job possible. With proper winterizing along with careful chemical maintenance, our past customers paint jobs have often been lasting 8-10 years or more!
The Process is Critical
Most concrete pools older than 15 years were commonly painted with either a vinyl or rubber based pool paint (the industry norm at the time). Both were a good product for many years; however, they now are rarely used and the vinyl paint is no longer being manufactured. The rubber paint has had to be reformulated due to environmental concerns so epoxy paint is now the main paint type being used on pools today due to its longer lifespan.
A pool that has not previously been painted with epoxy paint will need to go through a conversion process. This process involves removing the old existing paint using high-pressure water-blasting. This is less abrasive than sandblasting but still removes most of the old existing paint with much less damage to the concrete pool surface.
After the water-blasting is complete, the pool surface will usually need some minor re-surfacing before we paint. Two coats of our thick epoxy paint will always be necessary when converting to epoxy paint. Then every time the pool needs painting in the future, it will require only one coat.
Some customers still choose to have their pools sandblasted and our epoxy paint works perfect on this surface, too. Sandblasting is rarely done, and is quite a bit more expensive, but at times may still be necessary. This will be determined by learning the history of the pool and evaluating the surface with our customers.
Pools with a Tiled Waterline
Some older pools may be in need of tile work or replacement. The best time to have this done is before the painting process. For more information regarding pool tile, please refer to our
Tile Replacement Page.
Fiberglass / Stainless Steel Walled Pools
There are many pools constructed with fiberglass or stainless steel walls. The concrete floor of these pools is commonly painted and treated the same as concrete walled pools (water-blasting and 2 coats of paint). For the older pools with fiberglass walls, the fiberglass may have developed hairline cracks and is looking thin and dull. At that point we recommend having the walls painted along with the floor but if they still look good, they are left as is. Our high quality epoxy paint bonds perfectly to fiberglass and, after 2 coats, brings it back to a clean smooth surface again.
The wall/floor joints in fiberglass walled pools will need to be resealed after the water-blasting and we do this before the pool is painted.
Pools with a Plaster Surface
Some pools have a plaster or “marcite” surface, and when first installed, are not usually painted. Over time though, the surface begins to erode or “dissolve”, ending up with a rough sandpaper-like feel to it along with heavy staining. This is a normal occurrence that is due to years of normal wear and chemical use. The rough surface is not only hard on bare feet but it provides a perfect surface for algae to grow on. As a result, it becomes difficult and very costly to keep the surface clean due to the higher than normal chemical use. This is when re-surfacing is necessary.
It is at this point that many pool owners are now choosing to have their pools painted instead of re-plastered for several reasons, cost being the biggest. To have a plaster pool painted with our epoxy paint is approximately 1/3 the cost of having it re-plastered and the life span of our paint, due to the high quality and durability, lasts almost as long. Then, when re-painting is needed again in the future, it is even less costly since only one coat will be required each time.
Our paint bonds extremely well to plaster surfaces and after two coats are applied, the surface becomes very smooth again! If a plaster pool has already been previously painted, we treat it the same as a painted concrete pool where we do the water-blasting before painting.
Repairing Cracks or Deterioration
Most concrete pools will develop cracks at some point. Many are small surface cracks that will not pose a problem and are simply painted over. Other cracks can be larger or deeper and end up needing to be repaired before we can paint. Some older concrete pools may also have more significant areas of deterioration that will need to be repaired.
We utilize many different methods to repair cracks and deterioration based on how bad it is. They can range from minor mortar re-surfacing to cutting out and re-pouring deteriorated sections of concrete.
The repairs that we do can rarely be seen after the pool is painted and filled with water again. The life of repaired cracks and areas of deterioration cannot be guaranteed because of possible future settling or new cracks forming in the pool.
We paint, re-tile and re-furbish both in-door and outdoor commercial pools which include:
- Retirement Communities
- Mobile Home Communities
- Neighborhood Community Pools
- Condominium Complexes
- Apartment Complexes
- City Fountains