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For decades swimming pools were coated in a silky white rubber-based paint finish. In addition to the smooth texture and bright white look, this type of paint was known for its durability against stains and imperfections. During the late 1980’s, government regulations banned some of the most crucial ingredients that made this product maintenance free. New paints were no longer free of imperfections. Blistering, chipping, peeling, and fading began to appear in as little as six months.
This forced swimming pool builders in many regions to switch to plaster finishes. Plaster has its own set of issues, in the form of a long and complicated start-up process (Hot-Start), as well as staining, shrinking, and cracking problems. aquaBRIGHT™ was scientifically developed to present a solution to these aquatic finish problems. The long-lasting thermo-polymer finish, aquaBRIGHT™ is the wave of the future. For fiberglass coatings, inquire about our polyFIBRO swimming pool finishes.
Some of the benefits of aquaBRIGHT™:
Color Uniformity Compared to colored masonry finishes, aquaBRIGHT® has a more uniform color across the entire swimming pool and as the pool ages, the installation of an aquaBRIGHT finish will not “mottle” or fade in larger blotchy clouds.
Why Pay For Trucked Water? If left alone, most curing masonry finishes will dry out and crack if water is not immediately placed in the pool. Because of this, it is a common practice to truck in water to protect the new finish. Once installed, the aquaBRIGHT finish is cured. You can fill that day, the next day or the following week; thus eliminating the need to pay for water.
No Hot Start Looking for a colored aquatic finish? Colored masonry coatings typically require a two week start up process called a “Low alkalinity burn” or a “Hot Start.” The process normally involves your pool company pouring muriatic acid into your pool to burn the leaching calcium off the curing masonry. Since aquaBRIGHT is a durable, plastic finish, it does not require any caustic or complicated start up process after installation. We call our start up process “Balance and Swim”.
Pick A Color, Any Color. Pigments are like commodities, there can be great variations in cost, depending on the color you choose. Sometimes the difference can be so great it becomes the sole determining factor in choosing the color scheme for your pool. Every standard installation of residential and commercial aquaBRIGHT finishes are one awesome low price, so choose away and pick what you like and not what you can afford.
Chemical Resistant, pH Neutral When did owning a pool mean that you need a degree in chemistry? Old timers used to treat their pools with two things chlorine and muriatic acid. Unlike masonry finishes, the non-porous, smooth and pH neutral aquaBRIGHT finish won’t counter balance with your swimming pool’s water chemistry. We’re not saying with the installation of aquaBRIGHT that you’ll only need chlorine and acid, but due to the nature of plastic, you’ll spend much less time balancing your water chemistry and more time enjoying your pool with your family.
Pre-mix To Protect Many chemicals need to be pre-mixed with water before adding the product to the pool. Usually this is to protect the finish of the pool to prevent problems like bleaching and etching. Our plastics are chemical resistant and unlike masonry finishes, aquaBRIGHT can be acid washed with very little impact to the surface and the color.
Slip Resistant Application for aquaBRIGHT™ and polyFIBRO®
Any aquatic area with high traffic such as slide entrances, zero-entry and wading pools can safely have aquaBRIGHT™ and polyFIBRO applied to them. Our slip resistant application process for aquaBRIGHT™ and polyFIBRO® is an ideal for surfaces such as steps, benches, and beach entries to assist in the prevention of accidents at ingress or egress points in a pool. This is a special application process using same high quality tested materials, but just a different application process. Be sure to contact your representative for more details. *
* If you are looking for the non skid abrasive coating visit our ecoDUSTRIAL line. The abrasive coatings are not recommended for aquatic entryways or features.