Landmark Outdoor Pool Gets a Makeover

Carbon Paint Centre Assists in Refurbishment Project at Clontarf Baths

The Background:

Carbon Paint Centre recently had the privilege to assist in a project at one of Dublin’s best known outdoor landmarks: The Baths at Clontarf / Clontarf Baths.

Having been founded over 130 years ago, the outdoor pool reopened in 2018 after remaining disused for over 20 years.

The Project:

An initial site inspection in 2019, carried out with one of Carbon Paint Centres key suppliers Teal & Mackrill manufacturers of Coo-Var & Teamac Paints & Coatings, the project was put on hold due to the COVID pandemic.

Subsequently, in spring of this year, the painting of the pool took place with a view to making the floor of the pool more visible and to brighten up the surrounding walls. This was achieved through a combination of etching solution and custom tinted chlorinated rubber.

Swimming pool refurbishment project in progess
The swimming pool upgrade in progress

The Result:

The following pictures show the pool in its completed state. As the final photo reveals, the swimming pool certainly lives up to its landmark status – full of filtered seawater, glowing in the late summer sunshine with Poolbeg Power Station and Dublin Port in the background.

Swimming pool refurbishment project in progress
Clontarf Bath Refurbishment Project

For more details on the products used, or if you have a similar project upcoming, please contact Barry Doyle to discuss the various options available.

Story by Barry Doyle, Carbon Paint Centre