When it comes to designing a backyard pool getaway, many people need to choose between their favorite design choice and the one they can afford. Previously, homeowners were met with limited options; due to financial concerns, they only had concrete or colored concrete to choose from. Up until recently, the best looking pool deck surfaces were too expensive for the average homeowner to afford. Thanks to concrete engineering advancements, more choices are now available.
By using properly engineered concrete or concrete and polymer mixtures, a layer as thin as a credit card can be applied to an existing pool deck, transforming a backyard getaway into the one that the owner originally envisioned, rather than the one they settled for. The pool deck resurfacing products available for sale today are designed for quick drying time and they are affordable; a homeowner can do the upgrade in as little as one day.
It is also important to note the freedom these products provide. For instance, if a home owner wanted the look of stone, there are systems that will allow the installer to stamp or stencil the concrete, giving it the look of stone. Slip resistance can be added if the pool deck was originally too slick and any color combination can be had as well. As technology continues to improve, more companies are offering the products you need at an affordable price.
Pool deck resurfacing can be done to any concrete pool deck that is free of major cracks or other major structural issues. To begin, the surface is usually prepared with rough buffing that is designed to ensure the resurfacing materials bond better to the surface; then the concrete mixture is applied. With some systems, you apply the material with a trowel, but others may require it to be sprayed on. What is ideal about spray-on resurfacing systems is that they self-level; this means you don’t have to smooth the surface during the setup process.
Concrete resurfacing projects are popular because the products are strong and durable; they are designed to withstand UV exposure, high temperatures, humidity, and normal wear and tear. On top of this, these products are engineered to withstand years of being in a pool area, including being resistant to pool chemicals, including the most modern salt-based systems.
Adding flair to a pool area with resurfacing is a popular trend that continues to grow due it is ease and affordability. It is far cheaper to have a basic slab installed, then a thin layer of artistry added rather than doing all of that work to the stab itself. Pool design experts will recommend this if they feel it will save you money and them time on the job.
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