Is ultra-high pressure water blasting the same as pressure washing?
- No, UHP water blasting or water jetting uses 20,000 to 40,000 psi to achieve its work. Normal pressure washing uses 1,000 to 4,500 psi water pressure. There is a massive difference in the power of the water.
What is the best way to prepare concrete for an epoxy coating?
- There are many variables that must be considered when answering such a broad question, but if the concrete is in a water treatment, containment, or pool-like environment, there is no question that high pressure (5,000 to 10,000 psi) or ultra-high pressure (20,000 to 40,000 psi) water blasting is the best way to prepare the surface.
Can epoxy coatings be used over plaster or diamond brite pool surfaces?
- Absolutely — the key is to understand the proper methods for preparation and application for these surfaces. We've worked on countless pools with these surfaces.
How long does it take to paint a home swimming pool?
- A typical residential pool requires several days, usually 2 to 3 for preparation and minor repairs and 2 days for 2 coats of immersion-grade epoxy. Add another day if caulking is necessary. Following that, 7 days for complete curing of the coating. Total time is weather dependent, of course, but it typically adds up to 12 to 15 days total, if the weather cooperates.
Can you repair a concrete or plaster pool if there are big cracks and it is really old, or just looks terrible?
- Yes. We can often save an old, failing swimming pool. The specific conditions of the concrete or plaster, underlying or surrounding ground conditions, and surface issues are all important. For this reason it is best for us to give specific answers and recommendations to the actual conditions and situation of your pool. We offer free estimates — just give us a call.