Having a swimming pool is a great joy in the summer, as it beats the heat while allowing you to stay as much as you like in the sun and get that glowing tan that we all want. Families and friends usually will gather around the swimming pool on the weekends to enjoy a barbeque and catch up with the weeks events while the children splash happily in the pools.
A swimming pool is also a great source of exercise as swimming exercises your entire body while keeping it hydrated the entire time. While having swimming pools is great fun, maintaining it the right way is also a requirement in order to be able to enjoy it for year to come.
Swimming pools have many harsh chemicals in them al day long such as, chlorine, sun block lotion and the damaging effect of the UV and UVB sunrays, which affects the paint primarily. Here are a few tips and suggestions that will help you choose the right swimming pool paint.
Protection against Daily Chemicals is needed
The first thing you need to ensure that the swimming pool paint contains is protection against the daily harsh chemicals that can be found in the water such as, chlorine and the ultraviolet sunrays as well as those that are brought in by those using the pool and wearing sun block lotion.
Chemicals can be very harsh on the swimming pool paint developing peels in the long run. Besides the natural chemicals that are found in the water or that are brought to the water everyday, there are also the occasional scratches or the tear and wear that happen along the years. Some of this wear and tear your swimming pool paint may be able to absorb while some will need touches along the way.
Swimming Pool Paint Available
You will find swimming pool paints that will match these basic needs but also that will have some extra qualities such as, protection against the UV rays and can be applied on the damp pool these paints are usually one-part water based acrylic and will also not fade in the direct sunlight as others may.
Swimming pool paints come in many colors today even though the most preferred one is aqua blue so, if you want to make your pool stand out pick from black, red, yellow and/or different shades of blue.