One of the joys of being a homeowner is owning a pool. When you own a swimming pool, it is a great opportunity to bring friends and family together as well as to give yourself some relaxing dips in the pool from time to time when you have a fabulous concrete pool deck. While protecting the actual structure of your pool from cracks and leaks is very important, sometimes people forget about protecting the deck as well. Here are some benefits of waterproofing your pool deck.
While concrete is a strong material and often used for outdoor decks because of its many benefits, the chemicals that are used to keep your pool clean can eventually cause damage and degrade the surface on your concrete. Chemical buildup as well as normal wear and tear from traffic and the elements can create damage overtime. When small cracks begin to form on the surface of the deck, water from the pool can make its way into the cracks. When water expands in these cracks it leads the cracks becoming larger. With time, these cracks can weaken the integrity of the deck. When you add a waterproof sealant to your concrete deck, not only are you protecting it from being penetrated by water, you also it protect it from chemical build up. With a sealant on your concrete deck, it also protects from fading and helps to repel the surface from stains.
There are also aesthetic benefits to adding a waterproof sealant to your pool deck. For example, if you desire, the finished product can leave the pool deck with a glossy sheen or a rich color on the surface. There are a number of different color tints to choose from when adding the sealant to your pool deck. Whether you need to protect your deck from the elements, stains, cracks, debris, or damage from pool chemicals, adding a waterproof sealant to your deck is a great place to start.