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    Envirolon

    ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE!
    • Synthetic rubber-base paint is perfect for gunite, plaster, concrete.

    • Two coats will last up to 3 years.

    • May be applied over chlorinated rubber-base paint.

    • Coverage: Approximately 250-300 square feet per gallon.


    • Use A7700 to thin Envirolon or other rubber-based paint if necessary, according to label instructions. Also used for clean-up of Envirolon. Available for purchase below.
      • Item: # A7100 White (1 gallon) $72.99
      • Item: # A7110 Pool Blue (1 gallon) $72.99
      • Item: # A7120 Dark Blue (1 gallon) $72.99
      • Item: # A7125 Black (1 gallon) $72.99
      • Item: # A7700 Rubber Based Solvent
        (1 Quart)
        $19.99
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      • MORE INFO
      Which Paint Should I Use?
      Selection of the correct coating for your pool depends upon (A) the type of pool interior material if it is unpainted (concrete, plaster, fiberglass, etc.) OR (B) the type of paint that is already on the pool surface.

      UNPAINTED POOLS

      New Concrete
      You have several choices of paint for a new concrete pool:
      Water Base Acrylic -- AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY (1-2 Years Life)
      Synthetic Rubber -- ENVIROLON (2-3 Years Life)
      Epoxy -- SUUPER POXY PAINT or POXY PAINT(5-8 Years Life)

      Each has its own use and application advantage, although epoxy will give the longest life.

      When using epoxy, the pool may be coated as soon as the new concrete sets. When using synthetic rubber, the concrete should cure 30 days before painting.

      Bare Plaster
      We recommend using epoxy on bare plaster for best results. Use one primer coat of GUNITE PRIMER if the plaster is unusually rough, or one coat of EPOXY PRIMER if the plaster is relatively smooth. Finish with POXY PAINT (2 coats) or SUPER POXY PAINT (1 coat).

      Fiberglass
      Epoxy coatings are the only pool paints chemically compatible with fiberglass. The fiberglass should first be painted with 1 coat of GUNITE PRIMER, then 2 coats of POXY PAINT or 1 coat of SUPER POXY PAINT is recommended.

      Sandblasted or Old Unpainted Concrete
      Sandblasted or clean, unpainted concrete will accept all types of pool paint. We recommend epoxy coatings because they are more durable, attractive, easy to clean and the pool may be filled more quickly after painting. Use 1 coat of EPOXY PRIMER or GUNITE PRIMER and 1 coat of SUPER POXY PAINT.

      PREVIOUSLY PAINTED POOLS
      We recommend using the same type of paint to recoat a previously painted pool. This assures the best possible adhesion between coats. When the type of the old paint is not known, send a 1 inch square chip for a free analysis to:
        In The Swim
        Attention: Dr. Pool
        320 Industrial Drive
        West Chicago, IL 60185
      If time does not permit analysis, immerse a small chip of the paint into a solvent blend of 75% mineral spirits and 25% Rubber Base Thinner or Xylol. Wait 30 seconds and rub the chip between your thumb and forefinger. If the chip dissolves, it is a synthetic rubber base paint (USE ENVIROLON). If it doesn't dissolve, immerse the chip in 100% Rubber Base Thinner or Xylol. If the chip then dissolves, it is chlorinated rubber coating (USE ENVIROLON); if it does not, it is an epoxy (USE POXY PAINT or SUPER POXY PAINT).

      EPOXY COATINGS
      Epoxy pool coatings have proven to be the best long-range protection for swimming pool surfaces. This is due to the fact that epoxies cure to a very hard, non-porous finish that is insensitive to pool chemicals, pH balance and automatic pool cleaning machines. Their ceramic-like qualities create an appearance that will be easy to clean and extremely durable.

      We produce 2 types of epoxy pool coatings. The following descriptions will help you decide which system is right for you.

      Poxy Paint and Super Poxy Paint Systems
      Poxy Paint and Super Poxy Paint are high gloss epoxy pool coatings that are easy to apply and should yield 5 to 8 years of service. These finishes are very easy to clean. You may use POXY PAINT or SUPER POXY PAINT on most conventional pool surfaces with excellent results.

      Unpainted pool surfaces will require a coat of primer to insure a good adhesion. The correct primer for your pool is listed in the quick reference chart below. One coat of SUPER POXY PAINT or two coats of POXY PAINT should be applied over the primer.

      Coverage
      SUPER POXY PAINT = 150 sq. ft. per gallon
      POXY PAINT = 275 sq. ft. per gallon

      Application
      SUPER POXY PAINT = brush, roller or airless spray equipment
      POXY PAINT = brush or roller


      RUBBER BASE FINISHES
      Rubber base paints are one of the most popular types of coatings used for repainting swimming pools. This is due largely to the fact that most swimming pools were originally painted with chlorinated rubber prior to the development of epoxy coatings.

      Today, rubber base coatings still provide an attractive, easy-to-apply finish.

      Envirolon Envirolon is an economical synthetic rubber base formula meeting all of the quality performance expectations of chlorinated rubber base paint. Envirolon can be applied to a bare concrete or plaster pool, as well as over old rubber base paint. Envirolon also has excellent chemical resistance and color retention. Two coats of Envirolon are required for best results. On bare surfaces that are unusually porous, a third coat may be necessary.
      Coverage ENVIROLON = 250 sq. ft. per gallon

      Tips For Painting with Envirolon
      • Thoroughly remove all loose paint before repainting
      • Always follow the 3-step cleaning process outlined on the label. This removes all contaminants, which may impede performance of the coating.
      • Try to avoid painting in the direct rays of a hot sun
      • Do not paint when the surface temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit
      How Much Paint Do I Need?
      ESTIMATING THE QUANTITY OF PAINT NEEDED

      The amount of paint you will need for your pool is related to the smoothness of the pool surface. You will also need to know the total square feet of your pool interior.

      How To Calculate The Square Feet In Your Pool
      1. Identify the shape of your pool below
      2. Use the formula given to calculate the square footage
      3. Check the coverage of the paint you select to determine how many gallons you will need.

      Pool & Deck Repair
      Minor repairs to the interior of a concrete swimming pool or the deck area may be easily performed by the pool owner. However, major repairs such as large broken pieces of concrete or long wide cracks should be repaired by an experienced pool service professional to achieve best results.

      MINOR POOL REPAIRS

      Hairline Cracks Concrete pools with hairline cracks present no serious problem for repair. Usually, one heavy coat of epoxy paint will fill and seal a hairline crack permanently.

      Small Cracks Small cracks in concrete (up to 1/8 inch) should first be cleaned out with a wire brush or by blowing out with compressed air. The crack should be filled with a nitrile rubber caulking compound, which comes in tubes and is applied with a standard caulking gun.

      When applying the caulk, build up a bead about 1/4 inch above the pool surface. This will allow for normal shrinkage as the solvent evaporates.

      The caulk will remain permanently flexible so it will expand and contract with the concrete as temperatures vary. It is white in color and cures overnight.

      REPAIRING HOLES, PITS AND LARGER CRACKS
      As mentioned before, major repairs should be performed by a reputable pool service company, but anyone with experience in concrete repair should be able to fix holes, pits and large cracks with satisfactory results.

      For permanent patching of concrete, we recommend POXY PATCH epoxy putty for a strong, lasting bond. This material is a two-component epoxy-patching compound that holds tight underwater and will cure stronger than the concrete itself. POXY PATCH may be applied with a putty knife or trowel over rough areas with excellent results.

      Surface Preparation
      Repair all cracks, pits and holes (if necessary) before preparing the surface. For details about pool and deck repair, click on the Pool and Deck Repair link back on the product page.

      The most important aspect of pool painting is surface preparation. Paint will not adhere to the slightest oily residue, such as suntan lotion, body oils, hairspray, algae or anything else that comes between the pool surface and the paint. The best method for preparing your pool is described in the following steps.

      STEP 1 -- POOL WASHING The best pool washing solution is tri-sodium phosphate mixed with warm water. NEVER use a soap-type detergent. Soap products leave a film on the surface which will result in poor paint adhesion.

      How to wash your pool
      Mix 8 ounces of tri-sodium phosphate to each gallon of warm water. One gallon of this solution will wash approximately 200 square feet.

      Scrub the surface vigorously with this solution. Rinse off the residue with clear water immediately after scrubbing. Be careful not to allow the pool washing solution to dry on the surface -- work in small areas.

      Always scrub the pool walls first, then do the floor last.

      STEP 2 -- ACID ETCHING Acid etching is required on bare masonry surfaces like concrete or plaster. It is also effective for removing chalky residue and hard mineral deposits on a previously painted pool.

      Acid etching opens millions of tiny pores, which allow the subsequent paint coating to penetrate the surface, thus creating a secure cohesive bond.

      Even on previously painted pools, we strongly recommend an acid etching.

      NOTE: To prevent eye injury, NEVER pour water into acid. Always pour acid into water and wear protective eyewear.

      Making the Acid
      Mix in a plastic bucket a 10 percent solution of muriatic acid in water. (do not mix solution in a galvanized container) Most muriatic acid is packaged at 20% or 30% strength. One gallon of 30% muriatic acid mixed with 2 gallons of water will yield three gallons of 10%solution. Likewise, one gallon of 20% muriatic acid mixed with one gallon of water will provide two gallons of 10% solution.

      One gallon of 10% solution is sufficient for etching 100 square feet of pool surface.

      The Etching Procedure
      Liberally brush the acid solution on the surface. The acid will bubble on the surface when applied. As soon as this effervescence ceases, rinse the solution off with clean water. The surface should feel like fine sandpaper when properly etched. Splash a small amount of water on the surface to see if it is sufficiently etched. If the water soaks in fairly quickly, the surface is properly etched. If the water stands on the surface, another etching will be required or switch to a stronger acid solution before continuing with the rest of the pool.

      STEP 3 -- WASH THE SURFACE AGAIN
      We highly recommend repeating STEP 1: Wash the surface again with the tri-sodium phosphate solution to neutralize any remaining acid on the surface.

      FIBERGLASS POOLS
      Do not acid etch fiberglass pools! To prepare a fiberglass pool for painting, sand the surface in straight lines using coarse sandpaper. This sanding will create a mechanical bond for the epoxy paint. Do not use an orbital sander.

      Once the fiberglass has been properly sanded, perform the pool washing procedure described above. Allow the surface to dry and you are ready to paint.
      Application Procedures
      Once you have repaired your surface (if necessary) and followed the correct surface preparation procedures for your swimming pool, you will be ready to apply the finish coats of paint. Remember that surface preparation is of primary importance to insure that the paint will adhere to the surface. If the surface preparation instructions were followed, you should not have any paint problems.

      REPAINTING WITH ENVIROLON RUBBER BASE PAINT
      Make sure the pool surface is 100% dry. This is critical! Water trapped under the paint film will eventually result in blistering as vapors try to escape.

      Spot prime any bare spots with the rubber base paint. Envirolon is self-priming; no other primer is necessary.

      Rubber base paints (such as Envirolon) require 2 coats for best results. If the surface is bare, thin the first coat 25% with Rubber Base Thinner. Using a 9-inch roller with a 7/16-inch nap will provide the best results. Ask for a roller cover with a solvent-resistant core.

      Apply the first coat of paint in a smooth even manner. Allow this first coat to dry before applying the second coat of paint. The second coat should be applied at full strength.

      It is always best to start and finish painting in a corner if there are periods when you are not working. This will eliminate any lap marks that might occur.

      Curing schedule before filling pool: Average 5 days minimum depending on temperature. Refer to paint label for details.

      Coverage: 250 square feet per gallon (average).


      PAINTING WITH POXY PAINT
      If applying POXY PAINT to a bare surface, be sure to use the appropriate primer, depending on the surface. (Refer to the Primer chart under the "Which Paint Should I Use" section back on the product page.)

      When repainting over old epoxy paint, make certain that all glossy surfaces of the paint are dulled down by light sanding. Prime any bare spots with the appropriate primer.

      Most important ... prior to applying paint, follow the surface preparation and cleaning process!

      Use a 9-inch roller cover with a solvent-resistant core.

      While painting, use firm even strokes with plenty of paint in the roller to squeeze the paint into the porous surface. This will ensure good adhesion. Apply the second coat of POXY PAINT when the surface is dry enough to walk on without marring the finish. You will get more coverage out of the second coat and it will be quicker to apply. Allow the second coat to cure as recommended on the curing schedule below before filling your pool with water.

      For steps, shallow areas and wading pools, we recommend sprinkling white sand or marble dust on the paint before it dries to make the area slip-resistant.

      PAINTING WITH SUPER POXY PAINT
      Application of SUPER POXY PAINT is best with a 9-inch lambs wool roller cover with a 7/16-inch nap and a solvent resistant core.

      Follow the same procedure as stated above for POXY PAINT, however, SUPER POXY PAINT will only require 1 coat.

      Curing Schedule for POXY PAINT and SUPER POXY PAINT
      3 days at 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit
      4 days at 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit
      5 days at 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit
      6 days at 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit
      Painting Your Deck
      PATIO & DECK PAINT is the only coating we recommend for use on pool decks and patios.

      A deck coating will greatly enhance the beauty of a concrete swimming pool deck. Plain concrete tends to give the pool area a dull and boring appearance which detracts from all the careful planning that goes into the design of the area.

      Our deck coating adds to the beauty of your pool area, as well as protecting the concrete from wear.

      PATIO AND DECK PAINT
      Our non-slip deck coating converts worn, shabby and colorless pool decks into beautiful recreation areas. Both new and old decks will be more attractive and safer with this easy-to-use, slip-resistant coating.

      Cracks, pits and breaks in a concrete deck may be repaired, then painted with PATIO AND DECK to restore the original beauty of your pool deck and patio.

      APPLICATION INFORMATION
      All concrete surfaces should be cleaned according to the 3-step cleaning process. First, scrub the deck with tri-sodium phosphate. Rinse. Acid etch to remove mineral deposits and to open pores for penetration of the paint. After acid etching, scrub again with the tri-sodium phosphate solution to neutralize all remaining acid.
      For details on this 3-step preparation process, click on "Surface Preparation" back on the product page.

      PATIO & DECK can then be applied immediately to wet surfaces, since it is a water-based coating. However, any standing water or puddles should be removed or allowed to dissipate.

      Stir the contents thoroughly, then roll-on PATIO & DECK with a medium nap roller equipped with an extension handle. We suggest pouring about 1/3 of a gallon directly on the deck and using the roller to spread the paint over the entire poolside area. PATIO & DECK will dry overnight.

      Coverage: 100-125 square feet per gallon, depending on the porosity of the surface. Two coats are needed for an original application.
      Paint Color Samples
      These color samples are for ENVIROLON, POXY PAINT and SUPER POXY PAINT.

      Please note, actual paint colors may vary slightly. The colors below are to be used as an approximate color guide only.