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A specially modified hi build coating containing ultra-violet light barrier and a flow promoter to ease application.  Acid and alkali resistant with exceedingly good adhesion.  Resistant to swimming pool chemicals and sulphur as found in thermal pools.


School, public and private swimming pools - either salt, fresh or thermal, Spa pools and ornamental pools.


A hi build 2 pack epoxy with 100% solids, no solvent fumes, low toxicity, high chemical resistance, extremely durable and abrasive resistant - unsurpassed adhesion to concrete or timber.  Dries to a very hard high gloss finish.  Available in Light Pool Blue 18 E 50 and Deep Sea Blue 20 D 44, but other colours may be made to order.

New & Existing Concrete Pools:

Should be acid etched and waterblasted to remove the weak cement slurry that forms on the surface of new concrete - this enables penetration and ensures adhesion.  Leave an adequate period to dry prior to application of epoxy finish.  Important: Refer to Acid Etch specifications.

Old Concrete Pools:

Should preferably have existing paint finishes removeed.  Suggested methoeds are - sandblasting, mechanical abrading or paint stripping, or existing surfaces be waterblasted, mechanically sanded and left to dry thoroughly - then apply Special Finishes Solvent Etch and Epoxy Etch Sealer to whole area before applying Swimming Pool Epoxy.

Fibreglass Pools:

  1. Preparation: Sand down total area with 60 grit paper = sweep dust free - wash with Solvent Etch.
  2. Apply 1 coat of Optiseal Epoxy Sealer - allow 1-2 hours to dry.
  3. Apply 2 coats of Swimming Pool Epoy @ 6m² per litre coverage per coat.  Allow 8 hours between coats - DO NOT exceed 32 hours before second coat.  Allow 6-7 days to cure before filling pool.

Mix Ratios:

Volume 'A' and 'B' - 3 to 1 (Important to mix accurately, 3 parts 'A' to 1 part 'B; Hardener by volume)

Mixing Instructions:

Stir each part thoroughly.  Mix 3 parts 'A' to 1 part 'B' by volume and stir thoroughly - allow to stand for 3 minutes, then stir and use.  (Always mix in larger container - DO NOT mix in 4 litre tin supplied, as inadequate mixing will result.)

Small Quantity:

Mix to 1 litre 'A' Resin, add 340 mls of Hardener 'B'


DO NOT thin topcoats as colour floatation may occur.

Pot Life:

At 25°C 50% relative humidity - 1 hour (Only mix sufficient Epoxy that can be used within 30 minutes - as large mixed quantities will generate Exothermic Reaction and subsequent loss of material)


Important - Allow 6-7 days to cure before filling pool.

Dry Times:

(25°C 50% RH)

Touch Dry 4 Hours Hard Dry 8 Hours
Recoat Minimum 8 Hours Recoat Maimum 24 Hours

Film Build:

Wet - 100 Microns

Dry - 100 Microns

Number of Coats:

1 coat Epoxy Etch Sealer, 2 coats Swimming Pool Epoxy unthinned - On porous rough surfaces and fibreglass pools use Epoxy Etch Sealer.


Smooth surfaces - 6m² per litre per coat Rough Surfaces - 4m² per litre per coat.

Clean Up:

Armepoxy Solvent, Special Finishes All Purpose Thinners, or UC500 Reducer


Observe new Occupational Safety & Health (O.S.H) Instructions.

Warranty / Liability

Special Finishes (NZ) Ltd provides all the enclosed information in good faith but without warrantee and is to assist your application. However the use of this product being used is beyond their control. The manufacturers can accept no responsibility whatsoever for any damage or failure arising from its application or use. It is totally the responsibility of the user to insure that the product is suitable for its intended use.