It has been a long time since I've posted on the forum.
I have recently drained my pool to clean it up after a long period of being inactive, and found what seems to be paint coming off.
All I had to do was rub it with a piece of wet cloth. Dipping the cloth in a bucket of water painted the water white with a blue tinge.
I repeated this on one section several times and the result was the same. I should be clear though - although the paint seems to be coming off as indicated by the cloth and water, the surface does not show any difference. I am guessing that this is simply a matter of the paint being quite thick whereas whatever is coming off is in the form of dust and is relatively of very small amounts compared with the paint in the coat.
Last season, due to its age, cracks and chips, I had it resurfaced; unfortunately, the result was not good.
The resurfacing company patched up several locations (which was good), but they did an awful job with the painting and it bubbled and cracked in several places just a day after the work was done.
I decided to leave it as it was, but demanded he provide the MSDS and data for the paint he used since he was putting my family's health at risk.
He claimed to use a Devoe paint called Bar Rust 233. The sheet for the paint showed it was suitable for potable water so I decided I can use the pool.
Something tells me that this is NOT the right way to do this but I am not sure.
I would appreciate it if someone could help me with the following questions:
1. Is this paint used for resurfacing a fiberglass pool? something tells me it is very different from what was previously on the surface of my pool.
2. Is it still OK to use the pool assuming the paint job was performed properly?
3. What could be the reason for such an epoxy paint to come off when rubbed with a cloth?
4. Does this mean my pool should remain closed and I should get it resurfaced again? (hopefully using someone who knows how to do it properly)