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    May 2016
    Ottawa, Canada

    Question Epoxy Coatings

    I have a vinyl lined pool with steel walls and a concrete bottom. I converted the pool to a hybrid last year by removing the liner, adding a 12" tiles border and fiberglassing all seams and then painting on a high build epoxy. I have an adhesion problem but only in areas where I had done concrete repair. I waited 30 days for most of the repairs before coating but was a bit short on others..... Big mistake I think. I sand blasted the entire pools did what I thought was an excellent prep on everything.
    Bottom line, I need to recoat! I like epoxy but reviews are hard to find, anybody know Ultraguard?
    17' X 33' X 3'-6" to 7'-6" deep, steel wall cement bottom converted vinyl lined to painted. Added a bench and tile perimeter.
    salt water.

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Epoxy Coatings

    Welcome to TFP

    Sorry no one has answered you, epoxy paints in pools are not very popular as they do not last very long, there are a couple people that have used them but not many..
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    Apr 2013
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Epoxy Coatings

    Sufficient amounts of epoxy to make a difference in coating the entire pool will be very expensive and extremely ineffective.

    I think you would do better to get a replacement liner.
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    May 2011
    Loveland, Colorado

    Re: Epoxy Coatings

    I, actually, have had great success with an Epoxy product in my gunite pool. As they say, the devil is in the prep. You have to make sure you scratch up the surface enough for the epoxy to adhere. I have heard horror stories; and, it's STUPID Expensive. I used Pilgrim Permacoate PLASTIC 12 years ago - Pilgrim is out of Tampa. After 7 years, it started to chalk and bubble. But, it lasted and is still holding up - just not super pretty. Chemical use went from ridiculous to next to nothing - - as plaster has its own chemical consumption probs. I just ordered more product as I'm going to refinish again this year. I used fiberglass fabric in between two coats of Plastic; but, this time I'm just going to grind down the bubbles and repaint with two coats of the Pilgrim Plastic. If you keep your chemistry balanced, it 'should' last for years. If you don't, it'll start to chalk rather quickly. I might be able to get you a deal on the product if you message me back. I just ordered from them; and, depending on your pool size, I might be able to get some more -- not sure -- and have it shipped to you. It's around $90-100 a gallon - and that includes the activator. It'll take 16 Gallons for two coats of my 20x40 pool with 9 ft. deep end.
    20x40 Gunite
    Resurfaced in 2005 with Epoxy Glass
    Hayward Super II

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