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Revitalize your Pool for the Summer

Jenn Tolson
April 29, 2013

With summer just a few months away, it is time to get your pools ready and cleaned. Summer calls for outdoor barbecues, family gatherings, pool parties, and laying out in the sun. To get your pools ready, make sure to thoroughly clean and vacuum the pool area. Also, pool water maintenance is also important for safety and health reasons. If your pool deck looks dull and dingy then it might be time for resurfacing. There are several options when it comes to pool deck resurfacing. Make sure to consult with a deck repair specialists to find out what the best option is for your particular needs. Most deck waterproofing companies will offer homeowners a free no obligation quote to help you assess the problem and advise you on the best solutions. Hiring a reputable deck contractor is highly recommended if you are looking to improve the aesthetics of your pool decks and is a necessary investment as your pools are an extension of your home. Here are a two of the most requested surfaces to choose from when you decide to revitalize your pool’s deck. Have your contractor help you select which option suits your needs. 

Concrete Decks 

Concrete pool decks are the main types of surfaces that homeowners typically choose because it can withstand many problems including weather-related problems. There are several advantages to having a concrete surface especially when it comes to pool decks. For one, concrete decks can be slip-resistant if a non-slip coating is applied to it. Furthermore, concrete has a rather durable texture and functionality as it can withstand extreme weather including wind, rain, snow, and even excessive heat. A professional deck installer can help you apply the right type of coating and finishing to your deck. Applying the right kind of coating can help preserve the life of the deck saving it from mildew and mold.  Not to mention, concrete decks can be customized to fit the rest of your home’s décor. You can choose from a variety of decorative finishes to match your style.  For instance, by changing the stamp or the tint, you can easily alter the concrete designs.

Wooden decks

may not be everyone’s first choice when it comes to pool deck resurfacing especially since it requires more maintenance and upkeep then say concrete decks. If you currently have a wooden deck it is highly suggested that you sand, stain or applying new coatings to the wood in order to keep it from molding. It is also recommended that you coat your decks with water sealers to keep it from leaking or rusting. If you choose to completely replace your boards then make sure to choose from redwood or hardwood planks. Remember, that choosing quality products are what keeps your deck strong and well-maintained.