High Performance Pool Finishes
There is such a thing as worry free finish!
ecoFinish, a plaster alternative
ecoFinish process for a new gunite pool
Winter is over and our customer’s pool needed a face lift to start a brand new swimming season. A new liner and ecoFinish on the steps, spa and slide is just what the doctor ordered.
The history of swimming pool finishes
In recent decades, concrete swimming pools have been coated in a silky, brilliant white rubber-based paint finish. Not only was this paint smoooth and bright white, but it was durable against stains and imperfections. Due to the government regulations, the ingredients that made this paint effective were removed. The new paints were not strong enough to withstand blistering, chipping, peeling, and fading. Plaster became the next resolution to this problem, although plasters have many problems of its own. Plaster not only requires a long time to cure, but it requires a process called “Hot Start”, which uses harsh chemicals in order to prevent scaling. Plaster is also prone to cracking, shrinking, staining, fading, and algae build-up.
The benefit to AquaBright is its resistance to chipping, peeling or chalking. It is an extremely durable material which does not need to go through a “Hot Start” to prevent scaling.
AquaBright is a thermal plastic coating that is applied pneumatically. The raw material is in a dry powder form that is propelled through a gun-type applicator and heated onto the pool surface. The material dries almost instantaneously.
The thermal stray applicator was specifically designed to produce a polymeric coating using our Aqua Bright thermal plastic powder. The finishes are easily applied with our proven installation methods and the end result is a smooth and durable astoundingly beautiful finish, that will last for many years to come.
Compressed air and propane are the only requirements to operate the thermal spray equipment. A small vehicle or trailer is all that is needed to transport the thermal spray applicator and all AquaBright materials.