Determining Surface Material & Current Pool Paint
The type of pool surface material, i.e. bare concrete, plaster or fiberglass, or sandblasted, if uncoated, and
The type of coating currently on your pool now.
On coated pools, Smart Seal recommends using the same type of coating to ensure compatibility.
To determine the type of coating now on your pool, consult your Smart Seal dealer
, or send a chip to Smart Seal
for analysis. To test on your own:
Immerse a small chip in 98% isopropyl alcohol
. If the chip dissolves, your coating is an acrylic. If it DOES NOT DISSOLVE,
Immerse a new chip in 100% rubber base solvent (Xylol). If it dissolves, it's a rubber base. If it DOES NOT DISSOLVE, it's an epoxy.
What Type of Pool Paint Do I Need?
For BARE UNCOATED POOLS
If your pool is bare concrete or plaster, then you need...
If your pool is fiberglass or sandblasted, then you need…
- Dura Seal (1 coat) with Rough Prime
For PREVIOUSLY COATED POOLS
If your pool has been previously coated with a rubber base paint, then you need...
See the Surface Preparation
section in Step#3 before coating any surface.