Epoxy Pool Paint – Frequently Asked Questions

Swimming Pool and Spa/Hot Tub Refinishing, Restoration and Resurfacing

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Q – What is AquaGuard 5000 used for?

A – AquaGuard 5000 is a high performance epoxy coating (Epoxy Pool Paint) that is specially engineered for the long term repair, recoating, resurfacing and refurbishment of commercial and residential swimming pools and spas.

AquaGuard 5000 is a crack proof, environmentally friendly, easy to play and fully warranted product perfect for both DIY and pool professionals.

AquaGuard 5000 is applied to almost all swimming pool substrates such as concrete, gunite, fiberglass and carbon steel. It can also be applied to boat bottoms.

Through the use of our our new injectable epoxy caulks, we are now a top option for crack and blemish repair as well.

Q – How does AquaGuard 5000 compare to regular swimming pool paint?

A – AquaGuard 5000 is the only pool coating (epoxy pool paint) that uses high-build technology and can be spray applied up to 60 mil thickness, or rolled applied up to 30 mil thickness, whereas, typical pool paints are applied from 2-6 mil applications. This added application capability allows for more strength and endurance whil delivering a smoother and more resilient finish.

Q – How does AquaGuard 5000 compare to other competitive products?

A – AquaGuard is the only pool coating in the industry that is chemical resistant to over 28 chemicals to include chlorine, muractic acid, pool salts. Environmentally friendly, the industry’s best warranty and a trained and Certified Pool Professionals Partner Program provide a reliable and successful product for DIY and professionals alike.

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Made In USA Pool Paint Products

Q – Is AquaGuard5000 under warranty?

A – AquaGuard 5000 Certified Partners offer a 10 Year Warranty to it’s clients.

Aquatic Technology Group also offer a 10 year guarantee to its online DIY Customers.

Furthermore, AquaGuard purchasing DIY Customers benefit from 7 day a week onsite support from its professional team.

Q – Where and how is AquaGuard manufactured to assure quality?

 A – AquaGuard is proud to offer  a “Made in the USA” high quality epoxy pool resurfacing and repair products.

Manufactured in USA using only the highest quality proprietary ingredients. All AquaGuard products are manufactured with strenuous quality assurance guidelines including batch numbers to ensure color and only the best quality blending.

Even in a DIY project, AquaGuard 5000 is known for it’s high quality customer support. Contact us at any time!

AquaGuard 5000 Epoxy Pool Paint

Q – Is AquaGuard 5000 USDA Approved?

A – AquaGuard 5000 is not USDA Approved. However, AquaGuard 5000 is FDA Compliant.

This gives AquaGuard 5000 the credentials to be able to bid and refinish marine habitats and be specked by the Armed Forces and colleges.

This is what gives AquaGuard products a leading edge over its competitors.

AquaGuard 5000 is a member of the World Waterpark Association

Q – AquaGuard 5000 is a proud member of the World Waterpark Association

A – Park Members are members who own, operate or manage water-leisure facilities. Park Members can also be prospective park developers who plan to build and/or operate a waterpark in the future. Supplier Members are members who supply products or services to waterpark facilities or developers.

Q – Why is AquaGuard 5000 not listed on the BBB Accredited Business Profile?

A – The Better Business Bureau is a wonderful and important organization that assists consumers in learning about the credibility of local busionesses. We highly support any organization that helps consumers make smart decisions. In our case, as a national and international company, it is not plausible to be a member of the BBB. We are pleased to provide testimonials, case studies and examples of our excellent product performance and reputation.

Q – How long do your pool products last?

A – Depending on how many coats or if it is sprayed applied or rolled it will last approximately 7-15 years.

Q – What happens if it rains after I have applied a coat to the pool?

A – Once the product has completely “set up” rain will not affect the coating.  However, no standing water should be allowed to stand, i.e. main drain, this water should be pumped out or otherwise removed to prevent staining. If it does rain prior to curing, you may experience blushing and the pool may need to be sanded & another coat applied.

Q – Can I apply your product over another paint?

A – As a general rule, you need to use the same type coating that is on your pool (i.e. epoxy over epoxy) if it is different (rubber based) it would have to be removed before applying AquaGuard 5000 over it.

Q – What are the primary reasons for unsatisfactory product performance?

A – Improper surface preparation is the number one cause of blistering and other performance issues.  Unacceptable application conditions such as heat or cold can also contribute, always follow the proper curing schedule prior to filling the pool.

Q – Is a Primer required on re-coats?

A – No only on first time application on Concrete, Gunite, etc.  Fiberglass Pools do not need a Primer.

Q – What is your warranty?

A – We manufacture our products with the highest quality materials, however, we do not offer a general product warranty because of factors which we cannot control (i.e. weather, workmanship, etc.)

Q – Are epoxy catalysts interchangeable?

A – AquaGuard 5001 Primer Part B and AquaGuard 5000 Top Coat Part B are not interchangeable.

Q – What is Precipitation in Pools and how can it be prevented?

A – Precipitation in Swimming Pools is a common issue, mostly resulting from minerals like calcium and magnesium that are suspended in the water.  As a result of this build-up of minerals, homeowners often complain of cloudy, murky water.  With extreme precipitation we have even seen flakes floating to the surface of the water, sediment sinking to the bottom of the pool or a fine, dust-like sediment collecting on the walls and floors of fiberglass pools.

Therefore, we believe the problems are being caused by well water being added to pools, as well as a few municipalities’ replacement water. We have also found that pools with salt water generators can have even heavier fallout and/or plating of the AquaGuard surface.

Calcium Fallout can occur when unbalanced calcium levels cause water to become increasingly unstable, especially when combined with unusually high Ph or total alkalinity levels.  This can again result in cloudy water and/or scaling.  In addition, warmer water temperatures, as seen in South Florida in the summer time can exacerbate this issue since calcium becomes more likely to precipitate out of the solution in warmer water.

It is extremely important to stress to all our customers to maintain their pools to the Taylor Test Kit guidelines at all times, Click here for more details

Q – Why does AquaGuard 5000 have certified partners?

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A – AquaGuard has worked hard to build an ever growing network of Certified Partners internationally in order to provide the highest quality of workmanship.

If you desire to speak to a high quality pool professional to assist you with your pool painting, refurbishing or repair project, please ask us about a Partner in your area, within the industry.