Pool deck resurfacing may or may not be the best solution to enhance or rejuvinate the concrete around your pool.
Unless you perform routine maintenance on your concrete (most people don't), it gets uglier and uglier every year as it stains and deteriorates. Nobody wants a crappy looking pool deck, but most of us can't afford to just have it tore out and replaced with new concrete. So what other options do you have? You could paint it, you could stain it, or it can be resurfaced.
Pool deck resurfacing can not only make your concrete look new again, but it can add a whole new dimension to your outdoor living experience. With decorative overlays, you can achieve almost any look you want. But your pool deck may not be suitable for an overlay.
Reasons to resurface:
Resurfacing should not be used to:
Resurfacing is not the solution to any structural problems. You would just be wasting your time and money. An overlay is only as strong as the surface it's applied on. The only way to fix structural problems is to replace it or possibly concrete jacking. Overlays can only solve cosmetic issues.
Whether or not you should attempt a resurfacing project yourself depends on the look you're going for. Getting the topping down is fairly easy for the average do-it-yourselfer. It's the decorative part that becomes challenging. Unless you have some experience, it's recommended that you stick with something easy.
There are some good products that are easy to work with, come with easy to follow instructions, and will last a long time even in the harshest of climates. Keep in mind that the new surface should be slip-resistant and easy on the feet.
Surface preparation is the most critical step in pool deck resurfacing. Without proper surface prep your project is sure to fail.
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