Pool Deck Coatings: Protect & Beautify Your Pool Deck
Pool deck coatings are an essential aspect of maintaining the safety and beauty of your swimming pool area. The coating applied to the pool deck can make a significant difference in how the area looks and feels, as well as how long it lasts. Let’s take a look at the importance of pool deck coatings, the different types available and how to choose the right one for your needs.
Why Pool Deck Coatings?
1. Increase Safety
One of the primary reasons for applying a pool deck coating is to ensure the safety of those who use the pool. Pool decks can become slippery when wet, leading to slips, falls, and injuries. Applying a coating to the surface can help reduce the risk of accidents by providing a textured pool deck surface that is slip-resistant.
Furthermore, some pool deck coatings are specifically designed for use in high-traffic areas, making them resistant to wear and tear caused by heavy use. This can be especially important in commercial settings, where the pool deck is used by many people each day. Additionally, we can apply a cool pool deck coating that will keep your pool deck cooler during the hot summer months, which will be much more comfortable on bare feet.
2. Improve The Aesthetics
A pool deck coating can also enhance the beauty of your swimming pool area. There are many different types of coatings available, each with its own unique look and feel. One option to consider is a decorative overlay, which can be customized to match the design of your pool and surrounding landscaping.
This type of concrete pool deck coating can also be applied over an existing concrete surface, making it a popular choice for those looking to update the look of their pool deck without the expense of a complete renovation.
A pool deck coating can also increase the durability of your pool deck. Pool decks are subject to a lot of wear and tear, from exposure to the elements to heavy foot traffic. A good coating can help protect the surface from these factors, extending the life of the deck and reducing the need for repairs.
Different Types of Pool Deck Coatings
There are many different types of pool deck coatings available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Here are some of the most popular options:
Decorative Coatings: A decorative coating can be customized to match the design of your pool and surrounding landscaping. It can also be applied over existing concrete, making it a popular choice for those looking to update the look of their pool deck without the expense of a complete renovation.
Acrylic Coatings: Acrylic coatings are another popular option for pool deck coatings. They are resistant to UV rays, making them ideal for use in sunny areas. They are also slip-resistant, making them a good choice for areas around the pool.
These coatings definitely can be decorative! We love to use an acrylic-polymer-modified cementitious coating, and these can be left smooth or sprayed with a skid-resistant texture coat. These are finished with a pigmented sealer that provides a durable, cool and slip-resistant surface. We also can adjust the application to create faux finishes such as simulated tile, herringbone, flagstone, cobbles and more.
Epoxy Coatings: Epoxy coatings are a popular option for those looking for a durable, long-lasting coating that can withstand heavy foot traffic and exposure to the elements. They are also easy to clean and maintain.
Choosing the Right Pool Deck Coating
Whether you have existing pool decks or are building a new deck, choosing the right pool deck coating can be challenging, and we will recommend the best options to suit your needs and budget. We can provide you with any type of pool coating you might need, but here are some things to keep in mind:
Safety: The coating you choose should be slip-resistant, especially if you have young children or elderly adults using the pool. This type of textured surface is also the best option for any commercial pool, such as at an apartment community, etc.
Durability: Look for a coating that can withstand heavy foot traffic and exposure to the elements.
Maintenance: Consider the amount of maintenance required to keep the coating looking its best. Some coatings may require regular cleaning in order to extend the life of the coating materials. Keep in mind that even the highest quality pool deck coatings will need to be applied every few years to continue to protect your decking materials.
Aesthetics: Choose a coating that complements the overall look of your pool and surrounding landscaping.
Contact Thome Waterproofing Today!
If you need pool deck coatings, either for a residential or commercial property, the team at Thome Waterproofing can provide you with high-quality coating services. We also can provide you with any type of waterproofing services you might need, including waterproof deck coatings, planter waterproofing, balcony waterproofing, retaining wall waterproofing and more. Give us a call at any time and we will provide you with a free cost estimate for our services.