No matter which angle we look at it, a pool deck is an important part of the entire pool area. It is a place for lounging, sunbathing, outdoor activities, and more. It is the gateway to the swimming pool. A concrete pool deck may not be the ideal material in the past, but it has achieved prominence now as an extremely versatile material. Decorative concrete solutions are now available to restore existing pool decks or to make updates easier and faster at a more affordable cost.
Pool Deck Resurfacing, Refinishing & Repair
There are many reasons why anyone would want to change the pool deck. It could be old and boring and needs a change for improved form and function. It could be damaged but still repairable. Whatever the reason, there is a reliable decorative concrete solution.
- Pool Deck Resurfacing – Changing the surface of a pool deck is a more practical solution than replacing the entire slab especially when only the top layer is damaged. Resurfacing it with the proper coating or overlay can restore the rest of the slab, give the surface a new look, and make it a lot more functional.
- Pool Deck Refinishing – For superficial damage, like that stain you have been trying to remove for days or a discolored area that’s been bothering you for months, refinishing the surface is an ideal solution. This could involve recoloring the surface to disguise stains as well as resealing the deck to add a protective layer and to add a bit of shine.
- Pool Deck Repair – Concrete repairs can be done on cracks, potholes, scaling or spalling surfaces, and more. It is highly recommended to have a pro assess the damage to determine if the damage is indeed repairable or signs of something deeper and more extensive.
Concrete Pool Deck Coatings & Overlays
Concrete is as durable as time itself. But just like any other type of paving material, it can get damaged. Used as a pool deck, it is exposed to pool water and all the chemicals in it. Over time, it could start to weaken and become duller. If it does get hideous, there is no need to panic. While replacing the entire slab could cost you a fortune, decorative resurfacing and refinishing solutions will not. Here are the ideal options for pool decks:
- Stamped Concrete Overlay – A stamped overlay is a popular solution for outdoor concrete surfaces. Stamped concrete pool deck effectively covers up surface damage while giving the property owner the opportunity to choose a more decorative look. The great thing about stamped overlays is that it can be designed to imitate high-end materials like stone, brick, and pavers.
- Spray Knockdown Texture – This involves the use of an acrylic concrete coating which is sprayed on the pool deck using a hopper gun. The splattered material is then knocked down, giving a slip resistance surface and a stunning spray texture finish. This is popular is known for its ability to stay cool to the feet even after being soaked under the sun for hours.
- Stained Concrete – Concrete stains are effective in renewing the color of a concrete pool deck, whether as an aesthetic update or as a cover-up for stubborn stains. Acid stains yield creative effects and varying color tones, thanks to the chemical reactions that occur between the stain and the natural components of concrete. Water-based stains are non-reactive so the colors are more solid and consistent.
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Cincinnati Concrete Artisans is made of a highly trained staff that will personally assist you from concept to completion. Our level of service will set us apart from other concrete contractors in the Cincinnati, OH area. We specialize in pool deck resurfacing, refinishing, and repair, both for residential and commercial properties. We make sure that we discuss with the customer and listen to what they want, give them helpful information to help them understand their options and the processes involved.
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