Having a pool brings many benefits, but it can also be a cause for concern. A CDC report revealed that almost 6,500 children younger than 15 were treated for pool-related injuries from 2015 to 2017. One of the ways you can minimize pool-related accidents is by applying pool deck coatings.
What is a Pool Deck Coating?
This is a protective material applied to a pool deck’s concrete surface after it is finished. Some types of coating are like paint and do well in environments that do not have the freeze-thaw cycle. Others are more decorative and need a sealer to be reapplied now and then.
In any case, all pool deck coatings are meant to increase safety and ensure that the deck looks nice for as long as possible.
The Importance of Pool Deck Coatings
People tend to flock to the poolside during summer, and when there are lots of people in the area, there are loads of foot traffic, water splashing, grime, and more.
All of these factors combined result in cracks and microbial growth—which is a recipe for disaster. Having a pool deck coating will make the surface more durable and less slippery, ultimately improving safety.
Lifespan and Maintenance
Like the other parts of your property, pool decks can wear out due to many factors. One of them is the weather. When the weather fluctuates drastically from hot to cold, concrete tends to expand and contract.
With coating, your deck will have an extra layer of protection. It will keep the dirt and debris from soaking into the material during the expand-and-contract process. Apart from protection, it also:
- Makes cleanup easier
- Prevents stains
- Prevents discoloration from the weather
Concrete and materials similar to it soak up the sun’s rays, making it uncomfortable to walk barefoot. On top of that, the hot concrete can hurt delicate skin.
Pool deck coatings were engineered to resist heat absorption so that walking barefoot across the property will be possible.
Chips and Peeling
Most pool decks are beautiful initially, but they chip and peel over time, typically within the first couple of years. Without coating, the chances pool decks can withstand the seasons’ freeze-thaw cycle are low.
When choosing a coating, there are things you need to keep in mind.
- Some coatings give better protection against the cold than other types.
- Regardless of what coating you get, make sure that it is durable and flexible enough to withstand snow and endure the warming weather as well.
Book a One-On-One Consultation
You may be tempted to take on the project on your own, but it’s always best to work with experts. That way, you make sure that the job gets done efficiently and accurately.
If you have inquiries about pool deck coatings, don’t hesitate to contact Life Specialty Coatings. We are more than happy to address any questions that you may have.