Over the period of using your Modpool, there may be streaks of rust that appear. There is an easy solution for this!
Please watch the following video for a visual walk-through:
- Epoxy—we offer a clear JB weld for smaller rust spots, as well as a marine epoxy (white in colour) for bigger spots.
- HP Urethane Colour Finish (note: we now use a slightly different product from that shown in the video; you can still request it from firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Epoxy applicator
- Scratch pad/sandpaper
Prep the area by sanding down over the rust spot—often you’ll get a rust spot that looks much larger than it really is, because the rust stains spread out from the point of origin. Sand down over the liner until you get down to the point where the rust is coming from and isolate the rust. In the event that it’s been rusting for a long time and there’s a pocket of rust, you may need to cut it out and fill the hole with epoxy. However, most of the time the spot you see is chiefly due to a pinhole in the liner that’s begun bleeding rust. You’ll want to sand that area down, getting it nice and smooth and removing all the rust, before mixing the epoxy.
The two-part epoxy comes with a mixing tray. Uncap the reusable tube of JB weld and squeeze a small amount into the mixing tray. Stir it, making sure it’s well mixed, and then dab it gently in place over the rust point with a gentle applicator (a Q-tip would work well). Be sure to cover the whole area.
Let the epoxy cure for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, you can prepare the paint: in one container, combine 7 parts paint with 1 part curing agent. In a separate container, combine 2 parts Rhino Seal A to 1 part Rhino Seal B (provided and labelled for you). Once you've mixed both well, you can combine the two separate mixtures in one single container. Mix extremely well and begin painting, using the paint as needed to re-colour the sanded and epoxied liner.
You may notice a slight difference in the colour of the HP urethane and the original liner colour; this is because, due to chlorine use and sun exposure, all pool liners fade slightly over time. The colour difference will fade as time passes, and it will also look much less dramatic once the paint has dried and the pool is filled with water.