There comes a time in life when things can use a little sprucing up. But that doesn’t always mean you need to ditch everything and start from scratch.
Sometimes, just giving one thing an upgrade is all you need to give something a brand new look. If your pool area is starting to look a little outdated, it’s time to start looking into pool deck renovation ideas.
To help you choose the right look and feel for your home, here are some pool deck resurfacing tips and ideas.
How to Choose Which Pool Deck Resurfacing Materials to Use
There are a lot of things to consider before you invest in pool deck resurfacing options. You need to choose materials that are safe and prevent slipping when the area gets wet.
And of course, you’re going to want to enjoy your pool on a hot day. Choose a heat-reflective material that won’t get hot and burn your feet. To further protect yourself, look for materials that won’t leave you with a bumpy, coarse or uneven deck.
Depending on where you live, you should also look into investing in making sure the material is resistant to chemicals, acid, mold, mildew, algae, and even frost. If you’re going to invest in a pool deck renovation, you might as well make sure it will last for years to come.
And last, but not least, choose materials that work with the theme and overall look of your pool, home, and backyard.
What to Do Before Resurfacing Pool Decks
There are a few steps you need to take before you start resurfacing your pool deck. Start by cleaning the entire surface of your pool deck with a pressure washer.
Then take a look to see if you notice any cracks, pits and that the concrete is even all around the pool area. Look to see if there are any sunken areas and that any cracks you do notice are minimal.
Use patching materials to fill in any damaged areas. Then you should sand and smooth the patches as soon as they dry. After that, you’re ready to add the resurfacing layer you’ve chosen over your smoothed and crack-free surface.
Best Materials to Use
There are quite a few pool deck resurfacing options to choose from. Let’s take a look at them and their pros and cons.
Concrete does come in a variety of colors other than grey and won’t get too warm in the sun. Just make sure it’s resistant to slipping.
Pavers come in a variety of different colors and materials. They are relatively inexpensive but you need to install a border to prevent them from shifting.
Brick is easy to maintain but slippery when wet.
Wood comes in a ton of design options but requires a lot of year-round maintenance.
You can use tiles to transition seamlessly from home to pool area but make sure there’s enough grip to prevent slipping.
Stone comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Be aware that darker shades get hotter than lighter colored stones.
Fake grass gives you a great look with no maintenance but they may be made from petroleum-based products.
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When it’s time to do your pool deck resurfacing, you shouldn’t try to do it yourself. You need professional help.
Our team of professionals can work with you and your budget to create a great new look for your pool area. But don’t take our word, click here to read what others have to say about our work.