Types Of Swimming Pool Coatings And How To Choose The Best  

by Pool Builders on 05-14-2009 in Articles

Coatings are the materials used to cover the surface to protect from corrosion and to enhance the beauty. Made from paint and other additives, coatings are extremely used for interior and exterior decoration of home. Varieties of coatings are available depending on the purpose. Swimming pool coatings, garage floor coatings, and metal coatings are available.

Coatings vary in quality and variety depending on the manufacturer and the customer. Quality coat paints are offered within reasonable price. Coating improves the beauty and impresses everyone who sees it. With the latest technology and changing taste in the decoration of home, coating processes has become popular. While using coating some things must be remembered. Can this kind of coating offer durability? Do these coatings offer resistance to moisture and cracks? Do these decorative coatings last long? Depending on the purpose, the decorative coating also varies.

Swimming Pool Coatings: Swimming pool coatings are available in various kinds. Most famous swimming pool coatings are epoxy, acrylic, and rubber based.

Epoxy Coating: Also known as marine coating, epoxy paint is durable and last long. They protect us from ultra violet rays and chemical treatments. Epoxy paint is made by adding resin and hardener in one to one proportion. Available in various colors, turns to slight yellow when exposed to ultra violet rays. It needs to sand to recoat. It lasts for 7 years and it costs less.

Acrylic Coating: Made of polymer resin, does not require hardener or catalyst like other epoxy paint. It is easy to apply and easy to clean. Lasts for 2 to 3 years, acrylic paint is suitable for commercial applications. It is suspended in water to apply.

Chlorinated Rubber Base: Comes in various colors, chlorinated rubber base is easy to apply and lasts for about 3 to 5 years. It is not expensive as epoxy paint but shows resistance to salts, acids, and alkalis. Easy to recoat, it turns white when exposed to ultra violet rays. It consist highly solvent content and is soft. Mainly used for commercial purposes where the pool is renovated for every few years.

Quartzdek Coatings: With the latest technology, available, efficient engineers are making highly efficient decorative coatings. Among them, the best one is Quartzdek. No other decorative coating can compete with it in the present market. Manufactured by Surface MD, Quartzdek is made of effective resins and quartz. It's most common uses are Swimming Pool Decks, Driveways, Walkways, Boardwalks and other wood decks. The product is far superior to its competitors in terms of slippery resistant, crack resistant, and water resistant. This requires less maintenance and it is of low cost. It requires no painting materials.

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