Have you considered the benefits of epoxy pool paint this season? Swimming pools require a protective layer of paint for smoother surfaces, but it is essential for pool owners who want to create a long-lasting waterproof seal. Epoxy is an excellent choice for these types of surfaces, especially if you are looking for a cost-effective option.
Our pool experts at Aquatic Technologies Group have over 35 years of experience with cutting-edge pool protection technologies. That’s why we offer our trademark AquaGuard 5000 epoxy paint to seal and refinish gunite and fiberglass pools beautifully.
Below, the Aquatic Technologies Group answers the most common questions for an easier comparison of the best epoxy paint products for your fiberglass pool.
What are the Best Pool Paint Products for Fiberglass Pools?
Epoxy paint is by far the most useful option for a fiberglass swimming pool since it is incredibly durable and 100% watertight. A pool surface covered in high-quality epoxy paint is also resistant to the chlorine in pool water, which means that it will last upwards of 10 years if properly maintained. It works extremely well for regular fiberglass pools and concrete plaster, producing a tough seal that is resistant to abrasion, chemical degradation, and leaks.
Can You Use Epoxy Pool Paint On a Fiberglass Pool?
Yes. Epoxy paint is the best choice of paint type for a fiberglass pool when applied to a bare, clean surface. The cleaner the surface, the more the epoxy will adhere to the surface to form an impermeable barrier that protects against abrasion and leaking.
Epoxy still requires proper maintenance, including a thorough clean of the painted surface twice a year. Our professionals typically recommend these cleaning sessions during the spring and summer when the pool is most in use. We also recommend cycling water once a year (or more) to filter algae and other contaminants.
How Do You Apply Epoxy to Fiberglass?
Epoxy is simple to apply if the pool surface preparation has been flawless. That’s why professional application by teams like ours is the best approach. Here is our typical process for a fiberglass pool:
● Drain all water from the pool
● Remove debris, such as sticks or leaves
● Remove the current layer of paint and seal any cracks with caulk
● If the surface is ready, we mix the two-part epoxy solution and start applying it to the base
We use at least two layers of paint for a reliable seal. Our team recommends letting the epoxy paint dry for at least five days before refilling the pool.
Is Epoxy Pool Paint Good for Pools?
Absolutely. Any epoxy paint will form a durable, long-lasting shield that will maintain the integrity of a pool’s surface for years to come. Our AquaGuard 5000 option is one of the best choices since epoxy poses no health risks to pool users and is easy to apply. Epoxy is also much more effective than some of the chlorinated rubber paint options on the market, another common material for pool surfaces.
Pool owners with a concern for the environment will also appreciate the green benefits of epoxy paint. Manufacturing epoxy does not produce harmful chemicals and mostly consists of sustainable plant-based materials.
How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Fiberglass Pool?
Costs depend heavily on the pool size, pool type, and labor costs in the area. A kit containing 2 gallons of epoxy paint will not be enough to cover a typical pool, so bank on a little more than this for a standard swimming pool. A small residential pool often measures about 12 x 24 square feet, which needs at least eight gallons of epoxy.
Contact Aquatic Technologies Group Today
Protecting your home’s swimming pool surface can ensure that you and your family have many years of fun and relaxation ahead. An estimate from Aquatic Technologies Group will usually include the estimated epoxy paint cost, labor, and preparation materials, so be sure to ask us more about how to find the right epoxy product to suit your budget and location.
Why not take advantage of our cutting-edge epoxy pool technologies? Connect with us online or call Aquatic Technologies Group at (772) 758-2370 today to learn more about epoxy pool paint options.