Pools in public swimming facilities, water parks, hotels and athletic clubs all have something in common: given enough time, the interior and exterior surface coatings in and around pools will begin to deteriorate or fail. Here is what will need to be done in that event.
Remove Failing Surface Coating
After inspection and the emptying of the pool, a painting contractor will typically use a blast media to remove the failing or peeling paint. Painters USA recommends sandblasting as the preferred abrasive, but it is by no means the only option. Lead paint testing might also be a necessity.
Repairing & Sealing Concrete
The concrete in and around pools might need to be repaired. All control joints and sealants should be checked for possible repairs, while structural integrity as a whole should also be gauged. Epoxy coatings can be applied in and around the pool as well. The epoxy will seal the concrete against moisture intrusion, but also can be used to give the pool's surrounding concrete a non-slip surface (good for the kids' safety!).
Swimming Pool Resurfacing & Painting
Depending on the particular facility's needs, paint can be applied to the surface and then sealed to ensure a long-lasting coat that will keep your pool looking great for years. It takes the right equipment and expertise to paint swimming pools, so we advise against hiring a fly-by-night painting company. Go with a professional instead—a company that has done this sort of work before, preferably over several years.
Safety lines and code regulation signage can also be painted or repainted upon completion of all other procedures.