CONCRETE POOL DECKS
The dry and cool climate in San Jose provides the best setting for a dip in the swimming pool. To make the setting a lot more idyllic, why not resurface or refinish the concrete pool deck? Choosing the affordable option does not mean that durability and aesthetics need to be compromised. Pool decking coatings and overlays provide customizable looks at rates that won’t break the bank.
Decorative concrete overlay and coatings can be applied on the entire pool deck or on specific areas only. The most popular areas for enhancements are on the pool coping or border. The pool surround can be resurfaced with a stamped overlay. The rest of the deck can be sprayed with acrylic concrete. No matter which option you choose, the results are guaranteed to surpass your expectations.
The Benefits of Pool Deck Resurfacing
A concrete pool deck is often exposed to splashes of water, wet feet, and outdoor elements like rain and the sun’s UV rays. For an existing pool deck, it can be quite expensive to take it out and install a new one. If the deck is still structurally sound, then a resurface or a refinish is all it needs. The first idea that might have come to mind is painting pool deck’s surface. Although this is cheaper and highly popular, it is not recommended. Paint chips, flakes, and peels. An overlay adheres more effectively and lasts longer. Resurfaced surfaces are also more aesthetically pleasing than other more expensive materials. It is easier to clean and requires minimal maintenance measures.
Pool Deck Repair: Signs and Problems
The pool deck plays a huge role in making the entire pool area enjoyable. However, if the deck is damaged, the purpose is compromised. Imagine having to walk barefoot on cracks, holes, or on an unleveled deck. You might not even want to get into the pool at all if it means you have to walk through a hell of a deck. Cracks are the most common signs of damage. It could be due to wear and tear or something more serious underneath. A concrete pool deck spalls off when the top layer is weakened by freeze-thaw cycles. Frequent exposure to water and weather changes could also be culprits. Regardless of what damage may have caught your eye, it is highly recommended to have a pro take a look. They would be able to determine what repairs can be done and they could detect problems that may not be visible yet.
Recommended Applications for Pool Decks
Stamped Concrete Pool Deck - Highly recommended for outdoor surfaces, a stamped overlay would also work well on a pool deck. Regardless of the chosen pattern, the imprint helps make the surface slip-resistant. Stamping can be done on the whole pool deck or on chosen areas only, like the coping and borders. Stamped concrete can be stained with either water-based or acid stains.
Spray Knockdown Texture a slip resistance surface- One of the most popular materials for pool decks, this spray texture coating features a heat-reflective surface that keeps the deck cool to the feet even after baking in the sun. It features a unique texture similar to that of stucco but smoother. It can be customized with concrete stains, too.