In-ground pool liner to last a lifetime
First developed in the 1990s, polyaspartic coating systems have been used for many industrial, commercial, and even residential applications. Recently, Midwest Infrastructure Coatings, an OBIC certified installer, had an opportunity to complete an unusual project with OBIC’s polyaspartic coating.
“A customer located in Missouri wanted their new 60’x30’ in-ground pool protected using OBIC 1150,” said Bryon Baker, owner of Midwest Infrastructure. “This was a new pool structure, and the customer wanted a lining system that would last throughout his lifetime.”
Although an ideal project for OBIC 1150, it was not without challenges. “The main challenge we dealt with was in preparing the surface of the pool,” said Baker. This is the most important part of any OBIC project, as it ensures the lining systems adhere properly to the surface.
The main goal of the customer was to invest in a pool lining that would not need to be replaced again, at least not in his lifetime. OBIC installers always aim to meet or exceed their customer’s expectations, and this project was no exception.
To prepare for the OBIC coating system, technicians hydroblasted the concrete around the entire pool until they were certain that they had achieved the right substrate for optimal adhesion. Once satisfied that surface prep was completed, they applied OBIC 1000 as a primer before finishing the job with OBIC 1150. The result? A pool liner with a life expectancy of 50 years or longer.