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Thread: Paint rubs off.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Paint rubs off.

    We had our concrete pool sandblasted and repainted about 4 years ago. The new paint would rub off when brushed or simply rubbed with your hand. So last summer we hired a reputable local firm to redo the job. They were aware of the problem and assured us that the paint they were going to use was top of the line and that we would have no problem with it. Au contrare.

    It's doing the same thing. The water looks milky after brushing until the residue settles to the bottom and if you rub your hand over the paint surface in any area of the pool, your hand comes out white.

    What could be causing this problem? We use the same city water as everyone else and the chemical brands are familiar to all. Our water chemistry is fine. The paint is still under warranty at this point so we are eager to get to the bottom of the problem.
    Amy Laughhunn
    205 Nottingham Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    919 636 2011

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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    England, UK

    Re: Paint rubs off.

    Did they use swimming pool paint? Did they let it dry thoroughly (four days, I think) before refilling the pool?

    We have a painted pool and it will come up milky if you pressure wash it, although not from ordinary brushing.

    Paint sucks.
    90k litres, outdoor in ground pool, concrete, painted (I hate paint)
    Sta-Rite 5P2R 1.5 Hp pump, undersized sand filter (needs upgrading).

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Ft Lauderdale, Florida

    Re: Paint rubs off.

    What kind of paint did they use? Chlorinated Rubber based paint typically lasts 2-3 years at the most. Epoxy paints can last 5-7 years. The chalking is a sign of it wearing down.
    Sean Assam -
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps
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