We had company come in Friday night so I woke up early early Saturday and snuck out. Saturday morning I painted the bottom, it took me 2 hours from leaving my house to returning. It was like I was never gone as far as the company was concerned. Out and back before anyone had breakfast.
I use Pettit Ultima eco. This is a copper free paint, so it's not as bad for the amphibians and wild life and does a nice job. I also really like the bright blue color. The gallon is a bit pricey but I will get 3-4 years out of a gallon. It took about a quart this year to do the whole bottom.