Top 3 Tips for Concrete Pool Deck Coatings

calander Mar 10 , 2022 user-iconAnderson Painting
Newly coated concrete pool

Swimming season might feel far away, but temperatures are already rising in Raleigh, NC and other southern regions. By the time it’s warm enough to enjoy your outdoor pool, you won’t want to deal with maintenance, repairs, and renovations. So, now’s the perfect time to make these important pool-related preparations. Sealing your pool deck with quality coatings will improve the appearance, safety, and longevity of this area. Here are our top three tips for prepping, installing, and maintaining concrete pool deck coatings.

How to Coat a Concrete Pool

1. Make Sure Your Pool Deck Is Ready for New Coatings

Applying pool deck coatings before performing the necessary prep work is a recipe for disaster. Whether your pool deck is bare or currently covered with previous coatings, you must ensure that the surface is clean and receptive before introducing the new coatings. Otherwise, even the highest-quality coatings may struggle to adhere properly, and you’ll have to touch-up or replace said coatings not too long down the road. Proper pool deck preparation involves thoroughly sweeping and washing the surface, removing old coatings (if applicable) with either a chemical stripper, power washer, or abrasive blaster, scrubbing the remaining residue away, rinsing down the surface, and letting it dry completely. These steps can take an entire day or more to complete, so you must give yourself plenty of time from the start.

2. Invest in the Proper Equipment

Both the preparation and installation processes for swimming pool deck coatings require the right equipment to ensure efficiency, safety, and success. For starters, make sure you’re stocked up with the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep yourself safe from any sharp tools and hazardous chemicals you might employ; gloves, goggles, masks, long-sleeved clothing, and closed-toed shoes are all key pieces of PPE. As for the tools you’ll need to prepare and install new pool deck coatings, you’ll want to have these items on hand at minimum:

  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Cleaning solution (TSP or water mixed with dish soap)
  • Sponge, cloth, and/or abrasive scrubbing tool
  • Scraper
  • Power washer or abrasive blaster
  • Chemical stripper/paint remover
  • Quality pool deck coatings
  • Applicators (rollers, extension poles, brushes)
  • Paint trays

Depending on your pool deck’s specific needs and the type of coatings you choose, some tools listed above might not apply, and you might require additional equipment as well.

3. Choose Coatings that Are Built to Last

Installing fresh pool deck coatings takes a significant amount of time and effort. As such, you won’t want to wind up repeating this process every few years. A sub-par concrete pool deck paint might begin to peel and chip away after just a couple of years after application. Going with the most durable and reliable coatings instead will help ensure that your pool deck remains protected, beautiful, and safe for many years, if not decades, to come. At Anderson Painting, we recommend and provide Penntek polyurea coatings for a variety of concrete surfaces, both indoor and outdoor. Penntek’s pool deck coatings don’t just enhance your exterior’s appearance – they also offer superior protection against extreme temperatures, frequent foot traffic, strong sunlight, and pool chemicals. Best of all, Anderson Painting can install these coatings in as little as one day so your pool is ready for maximum enjoyment all season long. By investing in these highly durable coatings, you’ll save yourself time and money on pool deck maintenance over the long term.

How Do I Protect My Concrete Pool Deck?

If you’re looking to enhance and protect your pool deck this year, sealing it with Penntek coatings is the way to go. Anderson Painting is always happy to discuss your pool deck coating options when you’re ready. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at!

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