As part of having a swimming pool installed in your backyard, you can choose the type, size, location, configuration, color, and more. In addition to multiple options for the pool itself, there is an abundance of solutions for pool decks. Of these, decorative concrete is in the most demand. Whether you choose an overlay, coating, or finish, you can get as creative as you want to give your pool area distinct personality and character.
For existing concrete pool decks that have started to show slight signs of wear and tear, overlays are perfect. There is no need to have the existing decking torn out and a new one installed. Instead, an experienced contractor or installer applies the overlay directly on the surface. Thanks to a myriad of colors, textures, patterns, aggregates, and unique embellishments available to customize your overlay, people will love spending time in your backyard.
While there are numerous types of overlays, stamped concrete pool decks offer something extraordinary. Based on your design preference, the expert can create a surface that looks like other natural materials, including brick, stone, wood, flagstone, and slate. Once the overlay is sealed, you will have a virtually maintenance-free deck that will outlast the material it mimics.
Although most people think of epoxy as a garage flooring solution, it is ideal for pool decks. Just as with decorative concrete overlays, epoxy comes in a broad range of colors. The installer can create custom designs based on whatever you like. As a bonus, pool decks made from epoxy are slip resistant and cool to the touch. Because of that, there is less risk of someone slipping or having the soles of their feet burned.
A spray-on acrylic finish is another top consideration for pool decks. As with the other two options, you can select from beautiful colors, textures, and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind look. No matter which solution you prefer, you can make your decking look sophisticated, elegant, contemporary, whimsical, and everything in between.