Upgrades To Your Pool Decking

Upgrades To Your Pool Decking
Upgrades To

Your Pool Decking

If you are a homeowner that has installed a pool and pool deck or even if you bought a home with a preinstalled decking system, there is always something that you feel that can be improved upon. When most homeowners build a pool deck, they are mostly focused on keeping the costs low at the time of construction, opting for a more affordable coating. When you don’t have the luxury of even getting to choose an affordable coating when you buy a home that has the deck already installed, it can leave you itching to create your own personal oasis in your backyard crafted by your imagination. So today, we are going to be talking about a few different upgrades for your pool deck. So, let’s get started!

Pool Deck Resurfacing
Sometimes, age and exposure to the sun for years can leave your deck looking worse for wear. The best way to bring your deck back to life at an affordable price? Pool deck resurfacing! Pool deck resurfacing is a process where your concrete is coated with a new material after any deformities are repaired like cracks, weathering, and peeling coatings. Down below, we will be talking about a few ways that your deck can be resurfaced.
Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete is one of the most common materials that are used in the process of pool deck resurfacing. This is because stamped concrete can mimic the appearance of natural and expensive materials like natural stone, intricate paver patterns, and even slate or hardwood. With the thick coating of concrete stamping, your concrete will resemble a beautiful piece of art that you created from your vision but with a coating that is up to 4 times stronger than traditional concrete. These coatings can withstand UV exposure, harsh chemicals, and abrasions
Pool Deck Paints
Sometimes, a concrete coating can become faded with years of use and the best way to bring most of them back to life is with a fresh coat of paint. If your deck already has a spray-on coating, this is the most common form of resurfacing and also the most affordable and fastest. Many people tend to overlook what a fresh paint job can bring to their deck. For example, the paint on your decking is responsible for the heat deflection of the entire deck and a fresh coat of paint can lower the temperature of the deck by up to 30 degrees. While most believe that the textures of the concrete coating provide the slip and skid resistance of the deck, the paint is formulated to amplify the effect by offering a grippy surface, even when the deck is wet or soiled.
Spray-On Coatings
Spray-on coatings are cementitious and textured coatings that are most popular in the south and southwest areas. These coatings are typically applied with a hopper that is linked to an air compressor to spray “globs” of the material on the concrete. After these materials have become dry, but not too dry, they are spread out with a trowel, creating a surface that provides a texture resembling that of travertine. This form of pool decking is most commonly used on decks that have cracks as they hide repairs perfectly. After they have dried, a colored sealer or acrylic paint are applied over the coating with a wide selection of colors to choose from. For a more artistic feel, different colors can be used at the same time!
Adding On To Your Deck
If you feel like your pool deck takes up a small portion of your pool deck and wish to expand or if you tried to keep costs low at the time of installation, you can always add on to your deck! Concrete is a very easy way to add on to the deck and is rather affordable if you opt in to do it yourself. What most homeowners do to enlarge the pool deck is by connecting it with their patio, creating a seamless entrance to your escape from the heat in the summer. While the materials we have listed above are perfect candidates for this process, there are also more elegant ways you can extend your deck with materials like:
  • Wood
  • Pavers
  • Stone
  • Brick
Well, there you have it, the best upgrades that you can make to your pool deck! We hope that you have found some inspiration from the materials and projects that we have listed above. No matter how you upgrade your pool deck, we wish you the best of luck!