Do you have a pool on your property? Are you wondering if it’s the right time for pool deck resurfacing?
While an older pool and deck can look sloppy and poorly maintained, a new surface will immediately restore freshness and classiness to your property.
How do you know when it’s time for a new deck surface?
Let’s take a look.
The Right Time
Most concrete swimming pools need to get resurfaced every ten to fifteen years. If you have a vinyl liner, it will need to get replaced in the same amount of time. Your pool may be prone to cracking or fading, especially if it gets used often.
In addition, your pool deck’s constant exposure to water, wear, and tear will make it prone to looking cracked and faded. Your deck will need to get re-sealed regularly to make sure it maintains its waterproof qualities.
The frequency with which you resurface your deck, however, will depend on some different factors. One important consideration is its material.
Harder materials, for example, will have better water resistance. If your pool deck is made of concrete, it will need to get replaced less often. Pool decks made of soft materials like sandstone, however, require more frequent maintenance.
You’ll also want to consider how often your pool and deck get used and wet. If your pool gets used every day during the warmer months, you’ll probably need it resurfaced often.
Your climate will also influence your decision. Pool decks that are exposed to constant sunlight, for example, will need to get maintained more often. UV exposure can cause your deck’s waterproof seal to wear out more quickly and become less effective.
The right time will also depend on the material you used to seal your deck. Acrylic sealants on a pool deck, for example, are designed to last from one to five years. Polymer overlays or cool decking, however, can last for decades.
You’ll know when it’s time to resurface your pool deck. Once you begin to see fading and imperfections, it’s time to call a professional to give your property a little facelift.
The Right Resurface
Many professional services will charge per square foot when it comes to resurfacing your pool deck. The exact price will depend upon the materials you want to use, as well as your geographical location. If you don’t have any experience resurfacing pool decks, it’s best to contact a professional who can do the job quickly and safely for you.
Pool decks are generally etched and ground first to make them more porous. Next, they will get pressure washed and dried completely.
The product then gets mixed and applied to your pool deck. Your professional may use spraying, rolling, and troweling. Next, they may use trowels to rake, stamp, and add texture.
Finally, a sealer gets added for additional protection and greater strength. This will also make your deck more resistant to stains.
Your pool deck can get resurfaced at any time of year. Generally, however, it’s easier to schedule maintenance in the spring and fall. Your pool won’t be in heavy use, and it will be ready for action once the summer arrives. In many climates, there is also less rain during these seasons.
After resurfacing, your pool deck shouldn’t require more maintenance than a regular sweeping and an occasional hose spray to remove any spots. If the job is done professionally, your role in keeping your deck clean will be quick and easy.
The Right Company
The right company for resurfacing your pool deck will have a history of professional service and excellent results. Ask your friends and family for recommendations and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Was the job done on time? How long did it last? Did the workers arrive promptly each day and clean up well at the end of each work session?
If you can’t get any personal recommendations, go online, and research companies. Remember that you’ll want to look for a local service since they will have the right knowledge of the climates and regulations in your area.
Ask prospective companies for at least three references that you can speak to about their experiences. Go online and see if reviews match what you’re hearing about companies in person.
Remember that anyone can get a bad review once in a while. If, however, you’re seeing the same comment over and over again, you probably have a good idea of what your experience is going to be like.
Make note of how you’re treated when you call the companies. Does the staff seem knowledgeable and professional? Do they answer all of your communications promptly?
You’ll also want to compare prices and make sure you’re getting a good rate for your deck type and geographical area. Get at least three estimates from local companies before settling on one to do the job.
Make sure you get all estimated costs in writing before you hire. The right company will be able to outline the costs of labor and materials beforehand. There should be no surprises along the way.
Time for Pool Deck Resurfacing
The right time for pool deck resurfacing will depend upon your climate, deck material, and pool usage. When, however, your deck is ready for some sprucing up, you’ll want to hire a company that’s experienced and ready to provide you with professional service. Your resurfaced deck will keep your property looking fresh and appealing for years to come.
For more information on local pool maintenance services, contact us today.