How-To Video
Nelsonite Pool
Pool Application
Deck Application


STEP 1: Choose the right color for you.
STEP 2: Estimate the quantity of coating required for your pool.
STEP 3: Surface preparation and application.

Measure the length of the pool and multiply it by the width, and then multiply by 1.6. This will give you an approximate of the square footage of your pool. To find out how much coating you need, look at our product listing and and look for the coverage for each product.

The surface has to be clean before coating. Grease, oil, dirt and any inorganic matter such as calcium deposits have to be removed because they will interfere with the adhesion of the coating.

Make up a cleaning solution of 1 part water and 1 part muriatic acid. For each gallon of solution, add 5 ounces of Nelsonite Prep A. Mix well.

Prepare the cleaning solution in a 5 gallon plastic pail.
1. Add 2 gallons of water.
2. Add 2 gallons of muriatic acid. Always add muriatic acid to the water and not visa versa. Follow instructons and cautions on the label.
3. Add 20 fluid ounces of Nelsonite Prep A. Mix well.

Each gallon of cleaning solution will clean about 100-150 square feet. To begin with, the surface should be slightly damp, divide the area to be cleaned into 10 foot square sections. Scrub each section vigorously with the acid etch brush and the cleaning solution. Rinse carefully and thoroughly immediately after each section has been scrubbed. Hold a garden hose with a jet nozzle close to the surface and rinse each section by going back and forth in parallel rows.

After choosing your pool or deck coating, read the label carefully for specific instructions. Coating a pool is a straight-forward procedure. Typically, two people can coat a residential pool in less than two hours per coat. All Nelsonite pool and deck coatings can be applied by brush, roller or spray.

Use Solvent 150 for thinning and cleanup when using rubber base pool coatings or solvent base epoxy coatings. Use only water for thinning and cleanup with Speedcote 2000, Propoxy, Hi-Bild Primer and Deckgard coatings.

All epoxy coatings require an epoxy primer on uncoated surfaces. When recoating an existing epoxy coating in good condition, a new coat of primer may not be necessary. If you want to coat over a chlorinated rubber coating with an epoxy coating you can use Propoxy Pool Coating or prime with Hi-Bild Primer and topcoat with a solvent base epoxy.

Nelsonite Pool and Deck.
3150 East Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90023, Phone: (323) 261-8114
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