Information

In selecting PoolCoating System 10 for your swimming pool you have chosen to reduce your year-on-year pool maintenance significantly. To get the longest life from your re-coated pool, we have put together the following information which you should read before applying the product. Of course, if you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us.

1. DESCRIPTION

Antel PoolCoat System 10 is a three coat system, described as a ‘PACK’, consisting of two coats of colour, e.g. Aqua Blue, White, York Stone and one coat of clear, acting as a top coat to protect and seal the underlining colour while adding increased gloss, chalk resistance, chemical resistance and further enhancement of a ‘smooth feel’ finish.
A ‘Pack’ is supplied as 2 x 5 litres of colour and 1 x 3 litre of clear top coat. This will cover 35 m2 in 3 coats. Therefore as an illustration, if you have a 70 m2 pool area, then you require ‘2 Packs’. 

The formulated epoxy resin technology used is the result of decades of experience in formulating, testing, manufacturing and supplying high spec, high tech products for easy and safe application, tailored for their specific environment and PoolCoat System 10 is no exception. Antel PoolCoat System 10 possesses most of the properties of conventional epoxy resins with many additional advantages, particularly its tolerance of damp application conditions, chemical resistance, prolonged UV stability and overall durability. Application is as easy as ordinary emulsion paint and it dries quickly to form a tough, easily cleaned coating, providing a waterproof barrier. The coating is non toxic, resistant to oil, and most mild chemicals. Subsequent over coating can be carried out after the original surface has been thoroughly degreased and cleaned.

2. USES

The scope of applications for Antel PoolCoat System 10 is extensive and it can be used virtually anywhere that concrete, masonry or fibreglass requires protection or waterproofing.

3. PACKAGING

Supplied as a ‘pack’:
2 x 5 litres of colour and 1 x 3 litre of clear top coat.

4. COVERAGE

Depending on the substrate, coverage is approximately 35 square metres per 5 litres on a non porous, smooth surface. With rougher and more porous surfaces the coverage is reduced.

5. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

5.1. PREPARATION

THE PERFORMANCE OF THE COATING CAN BE SERIOUSLY IMPAIRED IF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT STRICTLY ADHERED TO

Do not apply in temperatures below 10 °C/50 °F and ensure there is at least a 4 hour weather window.  We do not recommend application late in the day, due to dropping temperatures and increased humidity.

PoolCoat System 10 can be applied in mildly damp conditions but will not tolerate standing water.

Although PoolCoat System 10 will overcoat most other finishes and paints, the best results are achieved when surfaces are clean and free of other finishes/coatings. If applying over an existing coating or to a non-porous surface, mechanically sand the area to create a key.

All surfaces should be dry, mildly damp or at least not subject to running water. Particular attention should be made to degreasing surfaces before application. All voids and surface imperfections must be carefully filled.

Clean the surface you will be applying the PoolCoat System 10 to. If there are any leaks, these should be repaired with Antel Waterstop or Antel Epoxy Putty before applying the PoolCoat System 10. If unsure, please contact us for technical advice.

PoolCoat System 10 can be applied to fibreglass but it’s important the surface is mechanically sanded to provide a key.

The pot life is approximately 1.5 hours.  This is based on a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F.  If you are applying the coating in higher temperatures, the pot life may be reduced.  The material will become unworkable once outside of this pot life.

Once mixed, it is only possible to apply a single coat.  Do not attempt to return to the mix to apply a second coat.

Once application is complete please wait 4-5 days before refilling your pool.  If the average temperatures has been over 20 °C then this can be reduced to 3 days.


5.2. MIXING

For simplicity we would recommend using a separate pack of X for each coat, however if you would like to use one pack for both coats, you will need to accurately divide the A and B packs proportionately using digital scales.

1. Mix the A Pack thoroughly.

2. Mix the B Pack thoroughly.

3. Pour the contents of the B Pack into the larger A Pack.

4. Mix again thoroughly (ideally with a mixer paddle) for a minimum of three minutes, so that the two components are completely mixed. 

5. Pour into at least one roller tray to maintain pot life.

6. Start application immediately.


5.3. APPLICATION STEPS

1. Apply the first coat by medium pile roller or brush.

2. Wait 24 hours before applying the second coat. Reduced time between coats maybe possible, but it’s very important to seek technical advice from Antel before attempting this.

3. Within a maximum period of 48 hours, apply the second coat.

4. Wait 24 hours before applying the final clear coat. Reduced time between coats maybe possible, but it’s very important to seek technical advice from Antel before attempting this.

5. Apply the clear coat using foam roller.

6. After applying the final coat, wait 3-7 days (depending on temperature) before refilling your pool. 

Antel can supply a special roller Application Kit. It contains the following products to make sure that your Pool or Pond gets the perfect application:

• Two Antel Medium Pile Rollers
• One Antel Foam Roller for the 3rd Sealer Coat
• One set of Disposable Application Clothing
• One Antel Roller Frame 

6. DRYING & CURING

At 20 °C, and with reasonable ventilation, the coating is touch dry in 8 hours and hard dry in 12 hours. Maximum cure, hardness and chemical resistance is obtained within 7 days. 

7. TECHNICAL DATA

Test Data @20°C:
Pot Life 1-1.5 hours
Touch dry 8 – 10 hours
Inter coat Period 24 – 48 hours
Foot traffic 24- 48 hours
Full Cure 3 – 7 days
Application Thickness 70 microns per coat
Ideal application temperature 15-20°C
Coverage 7 – 8m² per litre
Finish Gloss
% solids W/W 68
Viscosity @20°C spindle 3 20rpm 9.0 Pa.s
Specific Gravity @ 20°C 1.4
Maximum humidity for application 80%

8. STORAGE

Store in a cool, dry and frost free area in original containers. Protect from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. A shelf life in excess of 12 months can be expected for unopened containers kept in the above conditions. 

9. CLEANING EQUIPMENT

When using spray equipment a thorough rinsing with cold water every hour will prevent a buildup of cured material. Brushes and rollers should be washed with cold water and detergent and rinsed thoroughly in cold water.

Application equipment used to apply the 3rd Clear Sealer Coat should not be cleaned with water, but simply allowed to cure/harden and then disposed of.

10. HEALTH & SAFETY

Antel PoolCoat System 10 is much safer to handle than other resin systems; however, it is recommended that all skin contact is avoided and that if contact is made, are washed immediately with soap and warm water. It is advisable to use a barrier cream and gloves when applying.

FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO HEALTH & SAFETY DATA SHEET.

A Note from Antel

We make every attempt to provide as much information as possible on the mixing and application of Antel’s PoolCoat System 10, however, if there is something you are not sure of, or if you have a particular request or problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will only be too happy to help. Antel is committed to providing a superior before and after sales service.