The Most Effective Way to Resurface a Pool Deck
The deck and patio of the pool are in many ways, just as important and costly as the pool itself. Both have a simple design, but both also have complicated setups and require a great amount of attention to detail. They both must be maintained regularly.
If you are thinking about needing a resurface, you should look at the deck’s slip resistance and the resistance to heat or cold. A deck with an old surface that has not been updated could be extremely dangerous as well as unappealing. That’s why it’s important to get your deck resurfaced.
There are three major things to look for before considering a resurface on your pool deck. Those things are cracking, scaling or spalling. If these things are not addressed, the deck will only get worse.
Is Your Pool Deck Cracked?
One effective way to resurface a pool deck where a portion of it has been cracked, scaled or spalled is to use a concrete overlay or a micro topping and apply it to the damaged area. This is cost effective and just as good as replacing the whole thing. Professionals say overlays can be sprayed on the former surface. Micro topping effectively fixes the pieces of the pool deck that are damaged.
Should You Reseal Your Pool Deck?
Another effective pool resurfacing method is to simply reseal the deck. To do this you will need sealant, trisodium phosphate which will clean the deck, a brush that can be attached to a pole, a paint roller on a pole, a five-gallon bucket of water, and a pressure washer. Pressure wash the deck, scrub the deck with the brush, mixing the trisodium phosphate and water, patch the deck if necessary, then pressure wash it again to remove the trisodium phosphate.
After doing this, apply the sealer. Although this is an aesthetic resurface and not a complete resurface like the last example, it is still an effective method of pool resurfacing.
Is Patching Your Pool Deck the Answer?
Patching a particular part of the deck is also a form of resurfacing. To do this, rinse the deck and focus on the cracks themselves. Remove any debris that is in or around the crack. If it is necessary, chip away loose portions of the concrete as well. After allowing it to dry, create a patch mixture with liquid bonder and dry deck powder. Add just enough water to make it about as viscous as pancake batter. Dip a drywall brush into the mixture and let it drip into the crack and fill it.
Change Up Your Pool Deck With a Recolor!
Recoloring is just an aesthetic change. The reason why there might be a need for an appearance change is because exposure to weather, and even exposure to the chemicals in the pool can alter the appearance of the pool deck. With recoloring, UV stain solution is combined with sealant. This gives the deck a vibrant color that will last.