NEO SWIMMINGPOOL PAINT
    PRODUCT CODE: SP00
    TECHNICAL DATA SHEET NO. 06-Specialised Products
    JULY 2009

  1. Product Description

    A new generation modified chlorinated polymer swimmingpool paint for Marbalite and smooth walled (concrete or plastered) swimming pools. This product is resistant to the usual pool chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and chlorine.
  2. Application Areas

    New cement or plastered pools.
    New and aged Marbalite pools.
    Pools previously coated with a chlorinated rubber coating (does the previous coating soften back when rubbed with a cloth damped with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) ?).
    NEO Swimmingpool Paint can NOT be applied over epoxy or glass fibre pools/surfaces.
  3. Product Features

    Highly durable and water resistant for the harsh Namibian climate.
    Excellent adhesion to Marbalite and pools previously coated with chlorinated rubber.
    Resists algae growth.
    Two coats of NEO Swimmingpool Paint are used for best results.
  4. Product Data

    Resin Base Chlorinated rubber resin
    Drying Time Touch dry: 1 hour
    Hard dry: 3-4 hours
    Solid Matter by Content By volume: 35,7%
    By mass: 58,6%
    Film Thickness 35 microns
    Spreading Rate 7-8 square metres per litre
    Surface Appearance Glossy
  5. Application Details

    Mixing Always stir well before use with a flat paddle.
    Application Method Brush or roller application.
    Thinning NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    Cleaning NEO Enamel Thinner (et01).
    Application Stir well before use.
    Ensure that surface is completely dry.
    Two coats of NEO Swimmingpool Paint are used for best results.
    Apply the first coat of NEO Swimmingpool Paint thinned 10% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00)
    Apply the second coat undiluted.
    Clean up application equipment with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01).
    Do not smoke, drink or eat whilst using or applying this product.
    Avoid inhaling of solvent vapours during application.
    Do not apply before 09:00 and after 16:00 in the winter.
    Do not apply in direct sunlight.
    Do not apply exterior if it looks like rain will occur within 4-6 hours of application.
    NEO Swimmingpool Paint can NOT be applied over epoxy or glass fibre pools/surfaces.
  6. Surface Preparation

    Dry (15% Moisture Maximum) New Plaster or Concrete Make sure concrete is firm and completely dry.
    Remove all dust, foreign material, fungal and algae growth.
    Fill and seal all visible cracks with a suitable sealant.
    Apply the first coat of NEO Swimmingpool Paint thinned 10% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00)
    Allow to dry for 2 days.
    Spray water over the entire primed surface, drain pool and allow to dry for 2 days. Watch for bubbles or blisters. If they occur, then more than likely the substrate was not dry or there is a back pressure of water in the area. Either way, coating such a pool will give difficulties.
    Apply the second coat undiluted.
    Allow 5-7 days after the last coat is applied before the pool is refilled with water.
    Surfaces Previously Painted with Chlorinated Rubber Remove all loose, flaking and bubbling paint.
    Remove all dust, foreign material, fungal and algae growth.
    Sand damaged areas well, wash down and allow to dry overnight.
    Apply the first coat of NEO Swimmingpool Paint thinned 10% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00)
    Apply the second coat undiluted.
    Marbalite For Marbalite, the surface must be firm and free of loose dust.
    If, as for many pools, the Marbalite surface is glass smooth, it must be acid washed as follows:
    o Wear gloves and goggles while mixing and applying acid.
    o Make up acid wash by mixing 3 parts pool acid to 7 parts water.
    o Use a mop to apply the acid wash.
    o Leave on the Marbalite for 10-15 minutes.
    o Rinse off with clean water at least 3 times.
    Apply the first coat of NEO Swimmingpool Paint thinned 10% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00)
    Apply the second coat undiluted.
    Treating Cracks in Pools Widen the cracks with a disk-grinding machine using a cutting blade for mortar and concrete.
    Cut the crack open at least 5 mm wide and 10 to 15 mm deep.
    Fill up this crack with an acrylic sealant, applied from a dispensing tube directly into the widened crack.
    Do not use silicon sealant since no paint will adhere to it.
    Sand the hardened surface and apply the first coat of NEO Swimmingpool Paint thinned 10% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00)
    Apply the second coat undiluted.
  7. Colour Range and Quantities

    NEO Swimmingpool Paint is available in White, Blue and Pale Blue only.
    Available in 1 litre and 5 litres.
  8. Precautions

    NEO Swimmingpool Paint is flammable with a flashpoint of 37 degrees Celsius.
    Do not smoke, drink or eat whilst using or applying this product.
    Ventilate well and avoid inhaling of solvent vapours during application.
    Solvent vapours are heavier than air. The vapours will collect at the bottom of the pool and may lead to nausea or drowsiness when painting the floor.
  9. Disclaimer

    This is a quality product. However, the product may fail if the surface is not properly prepared or if the product is not applied in accordance with the application instructions, or under circumstances where there is underground water leading to the paint delaminating. Such circumstances are beyond the control and supervision of NEO Paints and NEO Paints cannot accept any liability or claim whatsoever following the use of this product.