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Should I Coat My Pool Deck, And How Often?

Wooden Seats By A Pool With Parasols and a Grey Concrete Coated Pool Deck

Summer is on the way here in Minnesota, and now is the perfect opportunity to get your pool ready. All pool owners know that it isn’t all fun and games having one, it comes with a lot of maintenance and responsibility to stay on top of. Rather than worrying about the safety and condition of your pool in those warm summer months, start thinking about coating your pool deck now!

Why Should I Coat My Pool Deck?

The surrounding surface of your pool can be just as important as the pool itself. During the off-season, Minnesota homeowners typically have a cover for the pool, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a cover for your concrete as well? That’s exactly what coating your concrete will be like!

Coating the surface around your pool comes with a lot of great benefits than just serving as a “cover”, it also:

Provides Safety For Your Family

The concrete around the pool area can get slippery fairly quickly. Add that to children running around the pool, it can cause some accidents and injuries to happen. The coating on your concrete adds a layer of protection that has a non-slip surface. Rather than having to worry about the kids falling, you can join them in the relaxation!

Heat-Resistant Qualities

Those Minnesota temperatures can get pretty high. Having a nice refreshing dip in the pool is what you need. But you don’t want your bare feet burning up once you get out. A concrete coating will keep the temperatures cool to the touch. It will make it easier to lay out by the pool and not feel overheated. 

Not only for your own condition but coated concrete can also withstand high temperatures of up to 430°F! That means if you also have an outdoor fire pit outside, the condition of your concrete will be safe from any flying sparks.

Withstands Any Weather Conditions

Along with taking on the high heat temperatures during the summertime, coated concrete can also withstand the colder months as well. Living in the midwest can bring on a lot of unexpected weather. Having a coated concrete pool deck is the perfect option for your home, not having to worry about its condition year-round.

And if it isn’t obvious – coatings are waterproof (I think we all know why this is essential).

Resistant To Chemicals 

Chlorine can be a harmful chemical for concrete. Though that’s one of the most popular chemicals in pool water, it can cause many problems for the surrounding area, such as cracking and deterioration. Luckily, a coating can protect against any chemicals, including chlorine. You won’t have to worry about all those splashes landing on your concrete! 

Choosing to coat your pool deck overall enhances its lifespan. If left uncoated in Minnesota, you might have to lay new concrete sooner than you think. Save money and the hassle by coating your pool deck right away!

Alright, I Coated My Pool Deck, But How Often Do I Need To Do This?

Generally speaking, your pool deck should be re-coated every 10-15 years. With that being said, there are many different factors to consider when considering a re-coat sooner than that.

You need to consider the type of weather conditions it has withstood, the amount of foot traffic, the type of use, the expertise of the installer, etc. All these can play a part in determining how often you need to get your concrete coated. 

Looking For The Experts In Concrete Coatings?

At Concrete Coatings of Minnesota, we have vast experience in dealing with outdoor concrete. We can answer any questions you may have and give you a free estimate on your pool deck project. 
Choosing to coat your concrete now will not only save you money and quality time by the pool, it also enhances the overall look of your pool deck. Make your neighbors jealous and call us today to get started at 651-458-0196!

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