With rising temperatures comes the excitement and fun of being poolside. However, before you take a dip and beat the summer heat, make sure that your pool deck is ready for foot traffic and heavy use. Guardian Garage Floors shares four tips to make sure that your concrete pool deck is ready for the warmer months.
1. Clean the pool deck. The first and most important step is to clean up the pool deck. Use a high-pressure hose or a pressure washer to wash the dirt and grime off the surfaces. You may also treat hard-to-remove spots with a nonabrasive cleaner made for pool decks.
2. Check and address damage. Before using your pool, make sure to inspect the deck for damage. Take note of cracks, chips and dents on the concrete. The longer the pool deck is not maintained regularly, the more likely it will fail due to foot traffic and chlorinated water. If left untreated, the damage on your deck may become a hazard, causing slips or trips.
3. Update your deck’s design. Summer is just a few months away, which is why it makes sense to have your concrete pool deck updated. In addition to adding a few decorative touches, you may consider sticking to a theme for your pool area. It could be a beach theme, island paradise, English garden or playground, you will want your outdoor space to evoke relaxation and enjoyment.
4. Look for nonslip coatings. The last thing you want to happen near your pool is for someone to slip. Water is inevitable on your pool deck, especially when you have family, friends or guests walking around. We highly suggest that you have a nonslip polyaspartic coating installed. This coating will also protect your pool deck all year round from the elements, including rainfall and hailstorms.
With the pool season looming, it pays to take safety into account, especially when holding outdoor parties or cookouts by the poolside. Get in touch with Guardian Garage Floors to learn more about our maintenance-free and non-slip polyaspartic floor coatings. Call (615) 645-3696 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.