Pool deck resurfacing is a great way to increase the lifespan of pool decks. It's an affordable solution that can protect your pool from cracking and other damage caused by excessive heat, rain, and sun. We'll cover pool deck resurfacing in detail below: what it is, how it works, different types of concrete services provided by pool contractors, pricing for pool deck resurface jobs in your area, and maintenance tips! Keep reading to learn more!
What is Pool Deck Resurfacing?
Pool deck resurfacing is a process that can be used to revitalize pool decks by filling in cracks and repairing damaged concrete. A concrete contractor will apply one of many different resurfacing materials to the pool deck, which has been cleaned of dirt or algae first. The concrete contractor may also include other treatments like making sure there are no loose edges at joints.
What is the Process for Resurfacing a Pool Deck?
There are many options for resurfacing your pool deck. Therefore, we'll cover one of the most popular options, stamped concrete overlays. The first step in installing a stamped concrete overlay is to clear the pool deck of loose materials, dirt, algae, or other contaminants. The pool contractor will then apply a concrete overlay to the pool deck and use an edger tool with grit to ensure no bumps at joints (where two pieces of the concrete meet). Next, your concrete contractor will use a floor grinder to create a textured surface on the pool deck and apply the overlay material. Finally, your concrete contractor will "stamp" or imprint different patterns into the pool deck using rubber stamps and an edger tool with grit and water to create designs in the resurfaced area.
What Options are Available for Pool Deck Resurfacing?
There are several options to choose from in pool deck resurfacing, including stamped concrete, concrete overlays, acrylic coatings, and Kool Deck coatings.
Stamped Concrete Stamped concrete is a concrete resurfacing option that is often used for pool decks. The texture, color, and patterns of the stamped concrete are created using various tools to create a stamp with designs.
Concrete Overlay Smooth concrete overlays are similar to stamped overlays without imprinted designs. In addition, these overlays can be colored with stains to create various patterns and techniques to improve the look of your pool deck.
Acrylic Coatings A pool deck resurfacing option similar to an overlay, acrylic coatings are a type of pool deck resurfacing that uses concrete with an acrylic coating on top. This creates both the appearance and feel of real concrete.
Kool Deck Coatings These pool deck resurfacing options require less maintenance because they do not have as much exposure to pool chemicals as other types. Various colors and textures are available for pool deck resurfacing options that use this type of pool deck coating, depending on your taste preferences.
What is the Cost of Pool Deck Resurfacing?
Many factors go into determining the cost of pool deck resurfacing, including pool deck size, pool shape, pool location (e.g., metropolitan area vs. rural), the type of pool resurfacing material, and any related repairs that may be necessary before starting work on it. Resurfacing pool decks costs between $35-$45 per square foot, depending on which type of resurfacing you choose
How to Maintain Your Resurfaced Pool Deck
Maintaining your new pool deck is a simple and easy process that involves regular sweeping and pool deck cleaning. Regularly sweep your pool deck to remove any debris, leaves, or other unwanted items that may get tracked onto the surface of the pool deck. We recommend using a broom with synthetic bristles as it will not damage concrete surfaces like metal-bristled brooms could do. Sweep up all loose debris from the pool deck and dispose of it. Water can be splashed or tracked onto your pool deck from various sources like children, pets, gardening activities, construction projects nearby... Keeping your pool deck clean is the best way to maintain its color and ensure that it looks pristine year-round! Your pool deck should also be resealed every few years to keep the pool deck's color intact and protect it against wear and tear that can occur from pool use.
Summing Things Up
To sum things up, pool deck resurfacing is a process that many pool owners are interested in. This article has outlined the key points of pool deck resurfacing, including how it works and what you can expect when you have your pool deck resurfaced.