FAQs


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This page contains answers to the questions that we are most frequently asked. Please remember that each pool is different from the other and for that reason we have included only general information that pertains to most swimming pool care applications.

PAINT QUESTIONS

The paint on my pool is blistering and peeling. What should I do?

Peeling and blistering paint is indicative of defective paint. If you are attempting to repaint the pool, all of the defective paint should be removed or the problem will not be solved. As a temporary measure, you can sand and scrape the affected areas. Be sure to repaint using the same kind of paint that was last used. To solve the problem on a permanent basis, you must drain the pool and sand blast the pool to completely remove the old paint.

I want to repaint my pool. What do I need to know?

Painting your pool appears easy, but small mistakes cause years of aggravation and can be very expensive to remedy. Most paints are very sensitive to temperature. They just don’t cure properly if the painted surface is cool or cold. For this reason, we don’t recommend painting your pool before the 1st of June. The pool must be properly cleaned and it must be dry. Follow the paint manufacturer’s instructions for preparing the surface. You should identify the paint last applied to the pool. There are different types of paint. Chlorinated rubber base and epoxy base are two. Different types of paint and sometimes different brands of the same type of paint are not compatible with each other. If the wrong type of paint is applied you will most likely experience widespread blistering and peeling. Please call for advice and assistance.