Swimming Pool Refurbishment

Client: Major Cruise Line Operator

Industry: Marine

Scope: Swimming Pool Refurbishment

Date: February 2014

Location: Bermuda

Products: RS 500P & RA 500M


The swimming pools on-board the cruise vessel had to be refurbished as the existing tile system required regular maintenance and this was causing major problems.


Firstly, the existing tiles and concrete backing had to be removed to expose the steel.

Secondly, an alternative surface preparation method to grit blasting had to be utilised, as grit blasting would aid excessive dust contamination to the surrounding areas.

The client was looking for a system offering a long-term solution which did not require regular maintenance. Working within a strict time-frame also added to the difficulty of this project.


Both mechanical preparation and water jetting were utilised as the surface preparation methods, to St2 and WJ-3 standards respectively. Chemco’s solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant primer Epo-chem™ RS 500P was applied followed by two coats of solvent-free, wet tolerant Epo-chem™ RA 500M.


The project was completed within 20 days, much quicker than the given time-frame.

The quality of the smooth, high gloss finish and the speed of the contract were to the satisfaction of all concerned. The surface preparation method utilised and the unique solvent-free properties of the Chemco system also allowed other work to continue nearby without disruption.


• No grit blasting
• Reduced down-time and equipment cost
• Wet & rust tolerant
• H&S compliant
• No disruption to other work
• Long-term performance and ease of repair

empty indoor cruise ship swimming pool

Completed Application

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