Is your pool deck worn or aged? Are you tired of looking at dull, grey concrete?
If so, you should consider pool deck resurfacing!
The pool deck resurfacing process is designed to repair any damage on your pool deck and give it a brand new look! There are options to suit any design scheme and give you the pool deck of your dreams!
In the article below, we’ll examine pool deck resurfacing and some of the most popular options available to you. Continue reading to learn more!
What is Pool Deck Resurfacing?
As we briefly mentioned above, pool deck resurfacing is a multi-step process that will repair and recoat your pool deck to create a like-new surface that’s safer and more attractive. With a myriad of surface materials, colors, patterns, and textures to personalize your pool deck, the possibilities are endless! Here’s how it’s done:
The Pool Deck Resurfacing Process
The process begins by cleaning and inspecting your pool deck for damage, such as cracks, scaling, or chipping. Any damage present will be repaired before your concrete contractor moves on with the process.
Once repairs have been made, the concrete needs to be prepped for the resurfacing material of your choice. This is usually done by grinding the concrete or shot blasting it, depending on your contractor and your concrete’s needs. This prep work will eliminate any minor blemishes that didn’t need specific repairs and ensures proper adhesion between your existing concrete and the resurfacing material.
The resurfacing material will be mixed with the surface prepped, whether it’s an overlay, resinous coating, or micro-topping. The new material will then be spread across your concrete, and any patterns and designs will be implemented.
Now that the resurfacing material is in place, it’ll need around 24 hours to dry, depending on the used material. If you chose a concrete overlay, it’d be sealed after it has cured, which will take an additional six to seven hours to dry.
Pool Deck Resurfacing Options
Repair and Clean
This option isn’t true pool deck resurfacing but may be the most affordable option if your pool deck doesn’t have much damage. If your concrete pool deck is only suffering from minor damage, such as a few small cracks or chipped spots, full resurfacing may not be needed. The best option for these cases is to have your contractor repair the damage and color-match the patches to your existing concrete. With repairs in place, your contractor can clean up the concrete and leave you with a like-new surface to enjoy for years to come!
Concrete overlays come in various styles, including smooth overlays, micro-toppings, and stamped concrete overlays. Each one brings its own unique style and pattern options to the table.
- Smooth overlays: These are the simplest overlays that you can have. These overlays simply apply a fresh, plain surface over your existing pool deck. Smooth overlays can be colored using integral coloring or stains once it has cured.
- Micro-toppings: This option is an exceptionally thin concrete overlay that gives your pool deck some additional texture and a new, attractive surface. These overlays can be fully customized with colors and patterns to meet your needs.
- Stamped concrete overlays: This option is the thickest material that you can resurface with. These overlays are stamped to replicate the look of other, more expensive materials, such as tile, stone, or brick. Combining these overlays with stains and integral color can make them look nearly identical to the real thing!
Kool Deck Coatings
Kool Deck coatings are a popular choice for homeowners looking to get a new surface that doesn’t get as hot as bare concrete. Kool Deck coatings are designed to reduce the heat absorption of the pool deck from the sun. This results in a surface that’s cooler and more comfortable to walk on with bare feet. These coatings can be customized with various colors, patterns, and textures too!
These are just a few of the most popular options in pool deck resurfacing. With the above information, you should have a better understanding of the process and some great ideas for your pool deck resurfacing project! Good luck!