Pool Deck Before Summer
People are chomping at the bit to get outside this Summer given a long Winter and a pandemic that kept many of us inside for weeks. Now that Spring is here and we are counting the days down before opening our pools, it’s time to consider how to resurface your pool deck before the entire neighborhood shows up to start using it.
You have a few options when it comes to resurfacing your pool deck and we thought we would break down some of the most popular choices. You’ll want to consider a few things before making your decision on what option is right for you, so take into account your budget and pool deck condition while browsing these choices.
Concrete Resurfacing Pool Decks
Concrete is the most straight forward option for resurfacing your pool area. You can do this work yourself or hire a professional to help you with the project. If your pool deck is in great shape and you’re just looking to add some color or texture, this is a great way to update the look of your pool area and patio spaces.
In contrast, if your pool deck space is buckling, cracking, or crumbling due to age or weather; we suggest you work with a professional to remedy these issues. While a crackle or buckle might not seem like a big issue, if left unchecked, they can result in more costly repairs later and premature aging of your patio or pool deck.
Concrete resurfacing can be a simple process of skimming the surface of the pool deck with a fortified product with resins to help its longevity. This might be a great time to consider adding a little color or patterning to your pool deck as well.
Acrylic Pool Deck Resurfacing
For those looking for a budget-friendly option, an acrylic coating might be your best bet. This coating would go over your existing concrete pool deck and offer one of the safer ways to keep you and your pool pals from slipping. Colors and textures of acrylic options will update your pool deck which homeowners can match to the aesthetics of their home.
This is perfect for the homeowner that has minor cracks and repairs to tend to that they don’t want to see get worse. The process is fairly simple. It starts with cleaning the concrete, repairing any cracks that need extra attention, spreading the product either by hand or spray and then using color to stain the acrylic.
Acrylic resurfacing is a non-slip option that cleans up easily. It is also less porous than standard concrete and is resistant to mold and mildew. After a long day of getting in and out of the water, the pool deck will be chlorine water-resistant which helps in the chemical breakdown of the concrete as well.
Staining, Stamping and Stenciling Your Pool Deck
When you want to “next level” your pool deck space, consider a resurfacing option that focuses on aesthetics. A homeowner with a pool deck that is in great shape can take a plain grey concrete slab and turn it into a luxury oasis with one of these eye-catching options.
Choosing to resurface with a stain is less about repairs or concealing trouble areas and more about customizing the look of your pool deck. Stains come in a variety of colors to match up with your home and are best for pool decks that have very few (if any) cracks or blemishes. When going with a stain option, consider the maintenance and cost involved with this type of resurfacing. You will need to maintain this more often as stains need regular care and can fade over time.
One way to get a high-end look is by going with concrete stamping. Concrete stamping can be made to look like pavers, tiles, marble, wood, and other high-end finishes. This will also conceal any cracks and minor repairs that need to be done and will help maintain the longevity of your concrete slab. Concrete stamping was created and designed to get a luxury look for a fraction of the price. One of the best parts about stamping is that is can work in odd-ball spaces and still look customized. In the past, finding real rock or pavers took more consideration and cost to achieve that custom fit or design.
Finally, stenciling is a popular way to go “full custom” with your pool deck area. This pairs different products like acrylics and concrete with other things like stain and stamps to give your pool deck a truly unique look. Repetitive patterns or wood grains can even be achieved with this sort of resurfacing project. This option will likely be more expensive depending on how customized you get and will require more maintenance than other resurfacing projects.
Rockstar Coating Pros hope this gives you some ideas on which way to go with your Summer pool deck resurfacing projects. We would love to hear what option you decide to go with or ask us questions about which option is best for you, we are here to help. Cheers to Summer.