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What Are The Steps For Repainting A Swimming Pool

Swimming pools can be a major focal point in any backyard and certainly are a huge attraction feature in resorts, hotels, and other luxury establishments. The crisp clean water and vibrant blue hue of the pool instantly make outdoor spaces a lot more inviting. When that brilliant hue starts to fade or if you start noticing some terrible stains and watermarks all over the pool, it can start affecting the overall appeal. This is also a sign that your pool is in desperate need of some care.

Ideally, a painted swimming pool should be repainted every 10 – 14 years. Without regular paint coats, you may start noticing some terrible cracks or the paint residue could start giving off in the water. Pool repainting is a lot more complex compared to painting an average wall. Here is a quick look at the right steps for recoating your pool. 


Pool Inspection and Assessment

Before you can get to work, it is always best to get a pool expert to come and have a look at your swimming pool. PoolPainters ® can offer good advice on the right paint or resurfacing types to use and they can tell you whether your new coat is due or if you can postpone this maintenance project a little bit longer. 


Receive and Accept Quotation

After inspecting the pool, PoolPainters ® will know exactly how much paint is needed to properly coat and treat the entire pool. You will receive a quotation. Once you accept the quote, the real work will begin. 


Emptying The Pool

Of course, you cannot paint a pool that is filled with water. The pool will need to be emptied. Emptying your pool is something that is best left in the hands of Poolpainters ® or you might risk cracks in the walls. 


Pool Cleaning

The pool should be deep cleaned to remove all algae, oil and buildup on the wall and bottom surface. This is a crucial step without which your new coat of paint can soon start to crack or chip off. The entire pool surface is washed with a Jet Blaster. The powerful force of jet blasting will remove scum, algae, dirt, and residue from the pool surface.


Modifications and Repairs

It is always good to get some repairs or modifications done while the pool is empty. Repair work like crack repairs, tile removal, new tiling, and other small modifications should be done before you get to work on repainting your pool.


Deep Cleaning

After washing the pool, it will need to be acid-washed. This secondary cleaning session will remove stubborn contaminants from the pool and can help clear away unwanted water lines. Acid washing should be done with caution or you could end up damaging the pool’s surface. 


Surface Preparation

After cleaning, any leftover or flaking paint is grindered off. Rough or uneven surfaces can be sanded down and the pool will need to be rinsed again to remove loose particles and dust. 



Finally, the repainting process can begin. Pool fittings, lights and other fixtures will be taped off and a prime layer will be applied with a thinned coat of paint. Once the prime layer dries, two coats of pool paint are applied. 


Curing and Drying

If the weather holds up nicely, your pool will take about 7 days to fully dry in Summer and 14 days in Winter. It is crucial not to fill the pool during this drying period or your paint coat could be ruined.


Professional Pool Painting in Sydney

If your pool is all faded, stained or worn out then it is best to give PoolPainters ® a call. Our pool restoration team is excellent at repainting old pools and can give your swimming area a fresh new coat so it will look wonderful again.