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Are there any warranties available?
Apr. 21, 2010
Yes there is a written warranty for up to 5 years ( up to 3 years on commercial pools) when the work is carried out by an Approved Applicator. If you desire one, make sure you discuss with the Applicator at the time of quoting.
However if you do it your self or use your own painter, Epotec can be expected to perform to the same standard, so long as the Preparation and Application details are followed and pool water is maintained in accord with accepted conditions.

Can Epotec be applied by Spray?
Apr. 21, 2010
Epotec may be spray applied (Airless is best), though it’s seldom used even on Olympic sized pools. The ease of roller application and the great finish achieved makes it the most practical way. If you wish to spray, consult us first for specific advise

Can I do it myself or do I need an Applicator/Contractor?
Apr. 21, 2010
Many pool owners save money and do it themselves. The application is quite straight forward using a roller and brush. Doing a good cleaning job is usually the most important. And we work beside you to assist with answering your questions from beginning to end, so you have a fantastic result. So if you are not sure, we can give you the knowledge and confidence to undertake the project, successfully. There is a wealth of info on our DIY website too. diypoolpaint.com.au

Can you have a non slip surface with Epotec?
Apr. 21, 2010
With Epotec you can create a non slip surface using fine sand on steps etc or slopes as needed. Details are in the Application Notes. (see Handy Hints as well).
Note that Epotec when newly installed maybe slippery, though this disappears over a few months of use. If you are concerned simply use some #100 grit wet and dry sandpaper to lightly roughen the surface on steps etc., without removing the coating. This will remove the slippy surface.

Do you have local stockists of Epotec?
Apr. 21, 2010
We like to interact directly with all users of Epotec so we have a depot near Newcastle NSW which services all Australia. We send directly to you enough Epotec for your pool.
Just complete the Free Quote Form ( https://www.diypoolpaint.com.au/free-quote/) on our web site. You will receive a quote and all the relevant details promptly. And we are pleased to answer any questions at anytime.

How do I keep my Epotec surface clean?
Apr. 21, 2010
Epotec is a seamless, tile like, hard wearing coating that resists dirt and mould pick up. It may be easily cleaned using a broom or similar from time to time. It will resist staining from leaves etc, though if some staining happens may be removed using a pad and some detergent.
Follow normal pool water management for long term Epotec performance and don’t be temped to let pool become a “frog pond” in the off season. Like all coatings, the life will be longer if given a wash and clean every now and then, and also that pool water chemistry is continually maintained with in acceptable parameters. Ask your pool shop (or us) for details. Also refer to the last 2 pages of the Application Notes
(or the insert in the delivery cartons ) we provided to you.

How do I order and pay for Epotec?
Apr. 21, 2010
The best way is to complete the Free Quote Form ( https://www.diypoolpaint.com.au/free-quote/) on our web site giving us as much info about your pool (or spa) and we will figure what your pool needs. Then quote you by return. You may pay by Direct Payment or Credit Card, (Visa/Mastercard).

How do I recoat my Epotec Pool?
Apr. 21, 2010
After a lengthy period you will see some wear on the high use areas like steps and you may want to recoat the pool. It will generally require a good clean, a light sand and the application of one (or may be 2) coats of Epotec. That’s all. Straight forward and money saving. Much less expensive than upgrading any other surface and you can do it your self if you wish. Just get in touch with us and we'll work it out for you.

How easy is it to prepare and re coat my pool?
Apr. 21, 2010
Many pool owners prepare and (re) coat their pool and have a very successful outcome. We provide plenty of support and written information to guide you though the process. So far no one has said it’s too hard and many have said how pleased they are with the outcome. So if you have the time and can follow clear procedures, handle a roller, then the chances are you will have the same great results.
See the Testimonials on our website for what others say.
Want to get started on finding out? Just complete this here ( https://www.diypoolpaint.com.au/free-quote/), and we'll be in contact promptly.

How long does Epotec last?
Apr. 21, 2010
For Domestic Pools there are examples of it lasting past 12 years easily and for Commercial Pools at least 5 years is common place. See the “Project Gallery” on our web site for examples. In general once Epotec is applied to a prepared surface it slowly wears away. It does not chip, flake or peel as a rule, which other paints tend to do.
Also the thicker the coating the longer it will last all else being equal. We recommend using more material on high wear areas like steps, swim outs and beaches etc, so they last longer.
That why we figure out how much material you need to get the best value. Just click here and complete a simple form and we'll provide a quote and all the details by return. (https://www.diypoolpaint.com.au/free-quote/)

How long does it take to dry between coats and when can I fill the pool?
Apr. 21, 2010
Epotec should be allowed to cure overnight between coats, (up to max 3 days, else a light sand will be needed before the next coat) and when last coat applied, allow to cure 5 – 7 days before refilling. Generally at 20C it will cure enough in 6 - 8 hours so as not to be impacted on by dew or light rain. Cooler weather will require longer for the same amount of cure.

How much does it cost to paint my pool?
Apr. 21, 2010
We will quote you on the supply of enough Epotec for your pool delivered to you door.
Simply complete the Free Quote Form ( https://www.diypoolpaint.com.au/free-quote/) on this web site and we’ll be in touch promptly. Epotec is usually applied in 2 coats only, though a 3rd coat maybe applied in high wear areas if needed. (Usually its easier to simply apply more in these high wear areas as you apply the 2 coats).
For porous or absorbent surfaces we recommend a sealer coat first, which we provide.

I have acid washed my pool surface, is this enough cleaning?
Apr. 21, 2010
Many people think acid washing is enough to clean the pool surface, however it does not get rid of body fats, suntan oils and the like which will have built up over the years and be well soaked in on porous surfaces, such as Marblesheen. Just like when washing dishes you need detergent to remove fats and so it is with pools. A thorough clean with a water based detergent/degreaser is part of the correct preparation. Acid washing may be used as last treatment to remove calcium build up and prepare a “new” cement surface for painting. See our “How to Prepare and Paint My Pool” details for the complete preparation. We detail what easy to locate cleaning products to use in our Application Notes.

I would like some painted dolphins on the bottom, how do I do this?
Apr. 21, 2010
You after applying the 2 coats of Epotec in the chosen colour use or make your own stencils with dolphins, insignia or favourite figurine and then use Epotec in other colours to make the figure stand out. You can also engage an artist to design and apply the decorations. We supply touch up size packs in different colours for this, so its quite easy to carry out. Just contact us in advance and we can work with you on the best way to undertake this.

If I wanted an Applicator to do the work, where do I get one?
Apr. 21, 2010
There are many independent Applicators in many towns and cities. Ask us for details. We can usually suggest the most suitable for your pool needs. You may also like to engage your preferred contractor and we can work with them too.
Also many pool owners find the DIY process quite easy to follow and decide with our guidance, to do it themselves.

Some people have said pool paint lasts only a few years, so how come Epotec lasts so long?
Apr. 21, 2010
Epotec is specially designed for use in pools. There are epoxy paints for use on concrete paths and steel work, which will not last in water immersion 24/7, so you may get only 2 – 3 years life with these non pool type epoxies. Also there is Chlorinated Rubber Pool (Rubber) paint which being single pack, may last 1 – 2 years only. If you want performance and value you need to use the correct Epoxy which is designed for pools, eg Epotec. And when you do you will be getting the benefits of more than 25 years proven history in pools.

What colours are available?
Apr. 21, 2010
Epotec comes in a range of attractive colours for use in pools and spas. There are 4 blues, white, black, pale jade, chamois and slate grey. Others are also available and we can make to order if required. See the Colour Chart and Project Gallery on our web site for more details. We can post a colour chart as well. Please note that darker colours will generally create a warmer pool and will also tend to show the residues of salt and pool chemicals on the surface as white stains. While they are all resistant to UV darker colours will tend to lighten over time.

What help is available if I wish to do it myself?
Apr. 21, 2010
We provide comprehensive information about preparing your pool and applying the Epotec. (see “How to Prepare and Paint my Pool” on the INFO BANK of our web site) .
Also look at Handy Hints on the web site.
In addition we are accessible by email or phone (generally 7 days) for any onsite questions, which we welcome.

What is Epotec?
Apr. 21, 2010
Epotec is termed a Hi Build, 2 part Epoxy Coating.

It’s “Hi Build" meaning it goes on thick (about 5 times thicker than house paint), so you get the protection you need for your pool and it resists wear and tear from sand, feet, automatic pool cleaners and so on.
Epotec maybe applied at a thickness of 2+ mm, (to fill indentations) however normal dry film thickness is about 300 - 320 microns. This gives the best value for your pool.


It’s a 2 part, meaning it’s a resin and hardener which are hand mixed together.

An “Epoxy” is: “Thermosetting resins capable of forming tight cross-linked polymer structures characterized by toughness, strong adhesion, and low shrinkage” and “ refers to a two-pack paint or glue. The paint or glue is particularly hard or strong as the two-pack system contains a curing or hardening agent so that when the two packs are mixed together there is a chemical reaction between the packs rather than a simple “drying or evaporation".

Once cured there is little that will chemically weaken the thermomset product, in so far as the pool environment is concerned.

What surface preparation is needed?
Apr. 21, 2010
The surface preparation required depends on the surface and its condition. In general the surface needs to be clean, sound and stable. Full details are in the “How to Prepare and Paint My Pool” which you can see on the INFO BANK link on the navigation bar near top of screen. If you are not sure, then contact us for advice, by email or phone.

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