While a pool deck is a luxury in any property, a cool decking is a necessity. There is more to just creating a walking or lounging area around the swimming pool. It must possess important features that will make it a truly enjoyable and comfortable outdoor space for adults and kids alike.
Most pool deck materials are good heat absorbers. This is not a good thing, especially for bare skin and feet. No one would want to walk awkwardly on the deck, trying to get from one point to another without burning their feet. This common dilemma led to the development of an overlay that can turn a concrete surface into a much cooler surface to walk on.
Cool deck resurfacing is the process of applying a heat-reflective coating or overlay onto a pool deck to make it easier to walk on despite hours of baking under the sun. The great thing about this is that it can be applied on existing concrete surfaces. Pool owners need not worry about the costs involved because the coating is quite on the affordable side.
Important Features of Cool Deck Coatings
Cool deck resealing comes highly recommended because of the benefits it provides. The most noteworthy reasons to consider this option are:
- It makes concrete a lot easier to walk on especially during hot and humid weather. It reflects heat instead of absorbs it, making the heat bounce back into the opposite direction. The air pockets created on its textured surface also helps keep it cooler.
- It involves a textured coating or overlay that makes the surface safe against slips and falls. This slip-resistant feature is highly effective even when the pool deck is wet.
- If the surface is weak and damaged, a cool deck repair is highly recommended. The coating can be applied to cover up repair scars, ugly stains, and even discoloration.
- Decorative concrete resurfacing is an affordable option because it restores the existing pool deck and gives it a new look and improved function. It can be used on the whole deck, on selected areas only, and along with other resurfacing options like stamped concrete overlays.
In these times, being practical is more important than luxury. Several companies have brought out their own versions of cool deck coatings to help solve the hot pool deck issue at a cost pool owners are comfortable with. Stardek and Surecrete introduced heat reflective coatings for use in outdoor concrete surfaces. Kool decking, the signature product of KoolDeck, is a low temp coating that is laid out onto the deck and stamped with a natural stone texture. CTI and EliteCrete are popular brands that offer dealerships for a similar product. Sundek, a premier decorative concrete company, offers the Sundek Classic Texture, which is a cool and non-skid spray-on coating for pool decks, patios, driveways, and other outdoor surfaces.
Does your pool deck need an overlay or is the existing one damaged? Call (323) 319-5230 today.
Inefficient overlays will crack, peel, and be nothing but an inconvenience. Whether your pool deck has an existing overlay or it needs a new one installed, we are here to help you. Decorative Concrete Surfaces is a licensed contractor that specializes in resurfacing and refinishing indoor and outdoor concrete surfaces. Our team of experts has been in the industry for a minimum of 10 years, providing top quality solutions at an economical price.
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