Painting your Pool – What is the Process?

painting a poolOwning a pool is a luxury, it gives you hours of entertainment for you and your guests, spending time in the clean water and relaxing. When it’s time to paint your pool, there are many challenges that can come up. Mother Nature and time can cause your pool to become unsightly, filled with cracks and faded paint. What is the process of painting your pool?

Depending on the type of paint you choose, there are a variety of ways to paint your pool. The three types of pool paint are epoxy, chlorinated rubber base, and acrylic pool paint. All three have their benefits, but epoxy paint is known to last the longest and is also very durable. This type of paint will last up to 10 years and can withstand UV rays, automatic pool cleaners and chemical treatments better than any other paint type.

Once you have determined the type of pool paint you are going to use, drain any water from the pool and remove any debris and plugs. Scrape off all the old, loose paint, if you do not get it all the new paint is going to look deformed and will not hold properly. Patch any large chips, caulk any cracks, and get rid of any loose cement so that the pool can have a nice, clean surface.

Scrub the walls and floor and use an acid wash with the proper equipment and procedure to get the pool walls and floor as clean and ready for paint as possible. Then rinse completely to get rid of the acid solution. The pool should be completely dry for three to five days so that the new paint will stay properly.

Before painting, scrape any last minute spots that you see, sweep the pool and get rid of any dirt. Starting in the deep end of the pool, start painting and work your way to the shallow end. Mid-morning is the best time to pain, and keep in mind that paint will not hold if the temperature is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If applying a second coat, wait two to four hours before adding it.

Before filling the swimming pool with water, wait five days to make sure the paint can dry completely. Once the pool is completely full you will have a newly-painted pool to enjoy! The process may seem long, especially if the weather does not cooperate, but it is rewarding and necessary in order to keep your pool up to standards.


Glacier Industrial, is pleased to bring you this article on the process of painting your pool. Glacier Industrial does a lot epoxy painting in Colorado and epoxy flooring in Colorado. If you are interested in any of their services, be sure to check out their website today.

One Response to “Painting your Pool – What is the Process?”

  • Yes Andrew, I do agree with you that pool painting can remove any debris and plugs from pool and which is good for our swimming pool to keep it safe. I think epoxy pool paint is better choice for painting a pool because it is effective and low cost so any one can afford it. It can make a swimming pool very attractive and good looking. We can use different colors to paint a swimming pool to look better than it’s original. Thanks for this nice and very informative post.

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