Dedicated to formulating the finest swimming pool coatings for the backyard pool to the water park wave pool and everything in-between. Protect your investment and recapture the original beauty of your pool or commercial water attraction with proven Nu-Pool™ protective coating system.
A PREMIUM two-part solvent based epoxy high build coating formulated to give maximum protection, as well as having fill qualities for imperfect pool services.
Nu-Pool™ epoxy paint provides lasting protection semi-gloss surface for fiberglass, concrete, plaster swimming pools and spas with its hard, high impact, chemical and abrasion resistance. Nu-Pool™ epoxy paint rolls and spray easily and builds up to 6-8 mils dry per coat packaged in 1-to-1 mixing ratio by volume.
Simple process to achieve your desired result
Dazzling and unique color series
Can be used as a base-coat for new pools or as a rejuvenator for older pools
Why use epoxy resin?
Concrete swimming pools can be successfully resurfaced with Epoxy Resin.
However there are certain phenomena associated with all Epoxy coatings, awareness of these will assist in understanding Epoxy swimming pool coatings.
Chalking is a natural weathering process of any Epoxy coating, Chalking is apparent as a fine powdery deposit on the paint surface, intensity of chalking is dependent upon pool water chemistry stability, water type, light intensity and overall stability of the water conditions to which the Epoxy coating is subjected.Chalking is accelerated by a deposition of soluble salts from the water onto the coating surface and by unstable pool water chemistry, high chlorine levels also affect chalking.
Regular brushing, followed by at least 8 hours filtration, will minimize chalking levels and maintain the coating in good condition.
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Surface Preparation Proper surface preparation is one of the most important steps in the pool resurfacing process and will ensure proper bonding to the existing surface. Determine if you are repairing a concrete, gunite or fiberglass surface and follow the appropriate preparation steps below:
Concrete, Plaster and Gunite Pools
Using hydraulic cement patch or polyurethane crack joint filling if any minor crack. Do not use silicone-based products, as paint adhesion will be adversely affected. Newly poured concrete must cure for 28 days prior to painting.
Scrub the entire pool with a tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) solution to remove all dirt, oils, loose or peeling paint, and chalk. All surfaces should then be acid washed/etched with a 15–20% solution of muriatic acid to achieve a medium grade sandpaper finish on bare concrete or plaster and to remove mineral deposits on previously painted epoxy. Use #80 grit sandpaper, if needed. Power wash the surface completely with water.
Previously painted epoxy or gelcoat on fiberglass surfaces need to be sanded to a #180 grit profile. Power wash the surface completely with water.
Use #80 grit sandpaper with a high speed grinder/sander to remove existing nonskid material from fiberglass or previously painted concrete/gunite pool.
When surface prep is completed, allow the pool surface to dry. Average dry times vary regionally and are dependent upon the porosity of the surface. It is recommended to wait five dry days and then perform a condensation test to determine surface dryness on concrete, plaster or gunite type surfaces.
To determine dryness, perform this simple test – Tape Several two foot square transparent pieces of plastic on the pool. Wait three hours to determine if condensation has formed underneath the plastic. If condensation has formed underneath the plastic then the surface is not dry enough to paint. Remove the plastic and wait 24 hours to perform the test again. Continue with the test until no condensation forms underneath the plastic after the three-hour wait period.
White, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Medium Green, Black
Nu-Pool™ epoxy paint is self-priming; no other type of primer should be used. The mixing step is as following:
Mix Part A for about 5 minutes
Mix Part B for about 5 minutes
Mix both Part A and Part B together for approximately 15 minutes.
Use a low speed drill mixer to thoroughly mix the material. Allow mixed paint to sit for 10-30 minutes prior to use at 70°F and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperatures and higher humidity will affect the final cure. Nu-Pool™ epoxy paint has a pot life (working time) of about 1-3 hours depend on temperature. The higher the temperature the shorter the working time.
Application and Coverage
Before coating the entire pool, the areas that have non-skid have to be coated with the epoxy and added granules, to make the non-skid surface. Tape off the areas where the non-skid is to be applied with 3/4" masking tape. Add 15% granules by weight to the mixed epoxy and mix the combined materials thoroughly for an additional 5 minutes to make the non-skid material. Using a standard 9" X 3/8" pile roller cover, apply the epoxy mix in a smooth even coat. Begin by pouring on the granule epoxy mixture in the non-skid area that you are working on and then spread it out evenly with the roller. When finished painting, pull the tape.
Use solvent resistance, lint-free foam roller and apply to the full surface area (including the non-skid areas) at the recommended coverage rate. Ideal air and surface temperatures for application are between 50°–90°F. Do not paint when rain is expected within 24-72 hours depends on temperature. Rain or moisture can cause blistering, color blushing, and the finish could be altered.
Nu-Pool™ epoxy paint coverage is about 80-120 sq. ft. per gallon for two coat
Dry time to touch: 6–8 hours
For best results, the second coat should be applied between 16–72 hours after the first coat
Dry film per one coat: 5-7 mils (7-10 mils wet)
After the second coat of epoxy is applied, allow the paint to cure for 5-7 dry days
If rain occurs during any part of the paint process, allow an extra day of cure time for each day of rain
Do not cover the pool during the cure time, this will deter proper curing
FILL OUTDOOR POOLS AFTER AT LEAST 5 ACCUMULATED DRY DAYS
Materials and Tools Needed
Tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) (Concrete, Plaster or Gunite pools only)
Muriatic or sulfamic acid solution (Concrete, Plaster or Gunite pools only)
Joint or crack filler: Hydraulic cement or any other submersible polyurethane sealant polyurethane sealant (Concrete, Plaster or Gunite pools only)
High-pressure (3000 psi) power washer
Condensation test material: Several two-foot square pieces of transparent film
Sander/Grinder Sandpaper #180 grit, power sander, sanding blocks, wire brush
Nu-Pool™ epoxy paint, when applied according to label instructions on a properly prepared clean surface, is warranted for 5 years of durability. In any event, liability is limited to the replacement of product, or its value, proven to be defective in manufacturing.
Important Read the following instructions carefully before opening this container. Product must be applied in the proper environment.
DO NOT apply in an unventilated area.
Harmful if swallowed.
CONTAINS XYLENE and DIACETONE ALCOHOL
May affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Causes eye, nose, throat or skin irritation. Keep away from heat and flame. Avoid breathing vapors or spray mist. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH/MSHA TC 23C or equivalent) or leave the area. If continued difficulty, get medical attention immediately. Close container after each use. Avoid contact with skin.
If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately. In case of eye contact, hold eye lids open and immediately flush with plenty of lukewarm water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention. In case of skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Reports have associated repeated and prolonged exposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal.
Nu-Pool wastes are hazardous under the RCRA due to its ignitablity characteristic and shall be disposed according to local, state and federal regulations. Avoid heat, sparks and open flames. Store at below 77oF and way from direct sunlight.
DO NOT freeze.
At this time the Nu-Pool™ protective coating system is not available to the general public. If you would like more information on Nu-Pool™, please contact one of our sales consultants at 888.472.6854.