There are three common types of pool paint: epoxy, chlorinated rubber, and acrylic. Choosing the right one will ensure you get the best possible value for your money, and a unique style that makes your property look great.

Let’s dive in to explore the options available to you.

Epoxy Paint

Epoxy paint is a solvent-based paint with an average lifespan of up to eight years. The durable finish provides superior resistance to chalking, along with the effects of salt water and chlorinated chemicals. It’s also smooth to the touch, making it gentle on your feet and hands. Furthermore, the satin tone adds a vibrant personality to any pool.

Compatible with:  Unpainted concrete, plaster, gunite, and fibreglass. Plus existing epoxy paint.

Cons:  Long drying time of 5 to 7 days for outdoor pools, and 10 to 14 days for indoor pools

Chlorinated Rubber

Chlorinated rubber coating is specifically formulated for applying to new and old concrete pools, and previously painted chlorinated rubber finishes. Similar to epoxy, chlorinated rubber provides excellent resistance to chalking, salt water, and chlorinated chemicals; yet at a much lower cost. Additional coatings can also be applied for enhanced durability.

Compatible with: New and old concrete, plus existing chlorinated rubber finishes.

Cons: Shorter lifespan compared to epoxy of up to four years, and less versatile.

Still not sure what is the best pool paint? Contact Blue Diamond Pools today for expert advice.


Water-based acrylic is a versatile, eco-friendly pool paint, compatible with almost any surface. With an average drying time of just5-7 days, acrylic is the fastest way to freshen up your pool. Great for a quick makeover just before summer hits!Best of all? The high gloss finish really makes your pool sparkle in the sunlight.

Compatible with: Unpainted concrete and plaster. And existing acrylic, epoxy, and chlorinated rubber.

Cons: Shortlifespan of three years means higher long-term maintenance costs.

Can’t decide? Leave it to the experts

Pool painting is a costly, time-consuming undertaking. Get it wrong the first time, and it could cost you a fortune to correct those mistakes.

Let Blue Diamond Pools take the guesswork out of it all and help you choose the best pool paint.

On a time and day that suits you, a professional pool painter will visit you. You’ll get an honest assessment on the current condition of your pool. And practical advice and tips on which is the right pool paint for you.

To make the choice even easier, you can also check out a few colour samples, which gives you an accurate representation of the final finish. This way, you can feel confident knowing that you chose wisely.

For advice on choosing the best pool paint, talk to the experts at Blue Diamond Pools. Contact us now.