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Commercial Pool Deck Resurfacing

Steve Thompson
August 5, 2022

If your HOA, hotel, or apartment community has a public swimming pool, it is important to know when commercial pool deck resurfacing may be necessary. All pools have maintenance issues over time, such as chips or cracks on the surface. Here are important reasons to resurface your pool deck after years of wear and tear.

Pool Deck Resurfacing Explained

Commercial pool deck resurfacing is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your concrete pool. This process will make your pool safer and look newer. Sometimes cracks on the concrete surface can lead to a buildup of dirt and debris. Rough concrete can cause unexpected foot injuries or discomfort. An essential option is to cover the old pool deck surface with an acrylic overlay, which can add color, texture, and slip resistance.

Go for a New Look

One way to give a pool a fresh appearance is with a color change so that people familiar with the pool will perceive the difference. There are many colors to choose from, making it easy to match the pool with the rest of your property. Patrons will be delighted to test the waters of what seems to be a new pool.

Another technique is to add natural stone, which is a solution that improves aesthetics with minimal disruption at an affordable cost. Adding a stylish UV-resistant finish to the surface gives the pool and decking a brilliant shine. A shiny new pool simply looks more impressive than an old, faded, and crumbling pool.

Fix Cracks and Chips

Pool surface cracks and chips need repair for safety and aesthetics. It's essential to inspect the pool deck surface every 3 to 5 years because concrete degrades over time due to weather and other environmental factors. Here are the two main options to consider for repairing the concrete without destroying the old surface:

  1. Cement overlays such as stamped concrete, which simulate natural materials
  2. Coating and sealing without a textured finish

Cracks and other damage can be easily repaired with etching, grinding, or shot blast methods. The next steps are cleaning and priming the surface and then applying primer if needed. From there, the contractor mixes the product, which includes adding color. The overlay is applied through either spraying, rolling, or troweling. Once the overlay cures, the contractor adds a sealer for greater protection.

Make Your Pool More Sustainable

Sustainability is a growing theme in modern business because it deals with efficiency on both financial and environmental levels. A hotel or apartment complex that embraces more sustainable solutions will attract a more educated and sophisticated market. Using today's resurfacing methods and materials makes your pool more durable and easy to maintain. The right blend of cement, sand, and resin can provide many years of low-maintenance pool enjoyment.

Adding a new surface layer is more sustainable than demolishing your current pool decking and completely rebuilding it. You'll save money on pool deck remodeling, and you won't be contributing to concrete waste.

Improve the Pool Experience

Finally, it's crucial to improve the pool experience if your business faces direct competition in your area. Swimmers are attracted to nice-looking pools that blend well with the environment, which can be emphasized with borders, colors, textures, and design patterns. By resurfacing the deck, your pool area will look more cohesive, which helps convey a caring attitude of management toward tenants. Additionally, the pool will be safer when you clean out the dirt, mold, and mildew that can develop in grout lines.


Commercial properties with public swimming pools need to ensure their pool is free of maintenance or aesthetic issues. If you’re not sure when is the best time to build a deck, this article may help.