The aesthetics of having a pool is the way it increases the value of your property dramatically. Many buyers are drawn to houses with a pool as a featured amenity, or there is an available space to have one installed. 

Building a pool is not without complications and takes a lot of careful work, especially when you want it customized. This is the reason why a concrete pool deck has become a popular design choice. Its durability can withstand various weather conditions and great levels of physical duress. Despite its sturdiness, a concrete pool deck requires consistent management, which can prove to be too tedious for homeowners. 

To lessen concrete repairs and pool deck resurfacing that result from improper pool deck installation, expert builders have outlined four common mistakes to avoid.

EXCESSIVE SPACE FOR FOOT TRAFFIC

Since chemicals are added to pool water, it is easy to forget how they can also affect pool decks. An unbalanced chemical combination can cause damage to concrete slabs over time. When pool water splashes and drips on the deck, the chemicals used to treat it can cause weakening and irreparable damage to the concrete slab. These substances can also result in stains and discolorations. During installation, apply a coat of chemical-resistant seal to protect the concrete part of the pool deck from cracking and further damage.

UNSEALED POOL DECK SURFACE

It is crucial to seal a pool deck surface during installation. This step is easily overlooked, especially when you decide on a DIY pool set up. Because concrete is a highly porous material, water can readily penetrate it. When it does, it can cause the slab to weaken, creating holes and cracks on the surface. To prevent this, it is best to layer the exterior with a sealer that will act as a protective barrier against damaging elements. You can also add fine aggregate to the sealer for a slip-resistant finish.

UNBALANCED COMBINATION OF POOL CHEMICALS

Since chemicals are added to pool water, it is easy to forget how they can also affect pool decks. This common error can cause damage to concrete slabs over time. When pool water splashes and drips on the deck, the chemicals used to treat it can cause weakening and irreparable damage to the concrete slab. These substances can also result in stains and discolorations. During installation, apply a coat of chemical-resistant seal to protect the deck from damage.

WRONG LOCATION

A mistake that pool builders often make when installing pool decks is choosing the wrong location. While it starts with the area where a pool is built, installing a concrete pool deck should be done where it is not under direct sunlight. When constructing a pool deck, allow more space where the sun can shine on the water instead of the deck. Ideally, the deck surface area should be installed where tree shading can be optimized.

Those are the most common mistakes that you can avoid when considering a concrete pool deck installation. If you’re in need of pool decking services, try us1 We also have plenty of blogs to help you navigate through the different services. Read on about the best in ground resurfacing designs.

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