Concrete Pool Deck Resurfacing Options

Resurfacing a concrete pool deck is not only one of the most popular ways to increase the life expectancy of your current pool decks, but also one of the easiest and cheapest.

It's important to know that resurfacing your pool decks takes two basic steps: preparing and applying a fresh layer of material in order to protect and extend the life span of your old and tired looking surface.

Benefits of Pool Deck Resurfacing

Swimming pool provide the ultimate entertaining space and can have a huge impact on a property’s appeal. In order to ensure your pool and decks area keep their value, they require proper maintenance to prolong the integrity of the materials and surfacing.

Here are some great benefits of Pool Decks resurfacing

  •  It Offers Flexibility for Different Styles and Budgets
  • Prevents Pool Accidents
  • It Provides a Cost-Efficient Refresh
  • Improves the Appearance of Your Pool Decks
  • It  Makes Your Pool Decks Look Expensive

Signs that your concrete pool deck needs resurfacing

Alage Growth

Even with sparkling water, there are still microscopic algae particles waiting for a speck of bacteria to feed on. When that happens, the algae flourishes. In fact, it flourishes on sunny days. A lot of pool algae can be found in the water and along the sides of the pool liner. However, there is a good chance that algae can also leech onto your pool decks.


Flaking and peeling are a common problem of a pool decks. These problems occur because of moisture. Water overflow and transfer from your pool can cause pool deck surfaces premature damage.

Chip off Paint on the deck of the pool

Renovating your decks might not be triggered by something as drastic as emergency mold removal. It could be that the paint is chipping off the surface of the decks. This might happen because the decks wasn’t properly sealed. Being exposed to the harsh elements of the seasons isn’t helping the situation either. If the structure of the decks is sound, then chipping paint can be easily remedied by stripping that paint and repainting.

Stains and Discoloration

You can repair uneven color or damaged surfaces by resurfacing a pool’s deck. Discoloration happens for many different reasons. Discoloration can also occur due to incomplete paint application or exposure to pool chemicals. You’ll probably be able to see the extent of the color fading. The thing about concrete deck's color fading is that it is not going to come back. Once it starts to go, it will keep fading until it totally blanches. That is not a good look for a pool decks.

Pool Deck Resurfacing Options

Different options for concrete resurfacing

Concrete Deck Paint for your pool

This is the most common among all options and widely used pool deck resurfacing overlay. It is cheaper than the others and also easier to install.

However, it does not last long, needing to be reapplied in just one year.  Mainly between 1 to 2 years, after which you must change the paint. As a result, your maintenance cost will make this option more expensive in the long-term.

Also, the project should be done during warm and dry weather days as rain would wash away the paint if it hasn’t dried well on the cement.

To paint your concrete-pool decks, you first need to clean it thoroughly and remove any debris, leaves, and dust. Spots and stains should be removed with a degreaser or a scrub brush. After thorough washing and cleaning, let the pool decks dry for sometime before you begin to apply the paint.

Spray Texture Overlay

This overlay option is versatile and easy to use on your concrete-pool deck's, giving it a decorative and skid-resistant finish.  This option features a subtle texture that is comfortable and safe, perfect for use in barefoot areas. This pool deck resurfacing options custom colors, scorelines, aggregate effects and more can be used to personalize the look.

Application of spray texture overlay requires a hopper gun or a trowel to create a smooth, slip-resistant finish on your pool deck concrete. You may have heard of it but under a different name like a cool decks or knockdown finish options, but it is actually the same thing.

Stamped Overlay

Stamped overlay offers all the aesthetic benefits of conventional stamped concrete options but is applied over existing concrete.

Stamped concrete overlays allow you to duplicate the beauty and texture of natural stone, brick, slate, wood, and other materials without having to replace your concrete.

This is an excellent option to beautify the decks of your concrete pool as well as repair your damaged concrete. It is used on new and existing concrete surfaces. To make sure your stamped concrete overlay lasts for years, you should let a professional apply it for you on your pool deck.

Stamped concrete pool deck take your pool deck completely out of the realm of boring concrete by giving you the texture and rich color of a high-end material like slate, flagstone, wood planks, or pavers.

Stained Pool Deck

If your concrete is only in need of a minor update, a stained concrete pool deck is a great option. With the use of permanent acid or water based stains to create unique and eye-catching effects ranging from mottled earth tones to rich and vibrant colors that resist fading.

Refinishing with stained concrete is perfect for hiding previous concrete decks repair as well as minor cracks and aging. This affordable and minor concrete resurfacing option can give your poolscape a brand new look.

Rubber Coating Systems

Often seen at children's playgrounds, liquid rubber coatings can be applied on top of your existing pool deck surface. They are soft, safe and come in a variety of colors.

Give your concrete pool deck a durable, decorative, and long lasting coating that protects as well as designs. Choosing a high quality pool deck coating is trickier than you might think, so be sure to pay extra attention to what concrete pool coating is best for your pool.

Pebble Bond Epoxy System

The Pebble Bond Epoxy System is a type of concrete resurfacer consists of decorative pebbles mixed into and epoxy. It is scientifically formulated, two component, 100% solid (no solvent) high strength adhesive epoxy resin designed for the ultimate bonding of pebbles to structural substrates.

They can be installed quickly with interesting color combinations and a seamless look. One downside is that the pebbles could pop out when subjected to wear and tear.

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Cost of Resurfacing the deck of your pool

The average cost of a pool deck resurfacing is between $6 to $10 per square foot. This is for a basic installation that involves simple designs and minimal concrete customization. For those who desire a more customized pool deck around their swimming pool, the going rate would be between $10 to $15 per square foot.

This may involve some borders, a coping, multiple stain colors or patterns. For the ultimate type of pool deck, the rate could go from $15 and more for each square foot. Anything that requires hand-staining, custom scoring, natural stone patterns, and the like falls in this category.

What to expect during deck resurfacing

Once initial decision has been made to have a pool deck resurfacing done, you will decide what color schemes and design will look best around your pool and make sure that the final product fits your taste. In the process of pool deck resurfacing, make sure that your personal belongings are safe and it will not get affected in the process. All items needs to be moved aside to prepare for the pool deck resurfacing and the pool will be secured as well to make sure that debris can't go into the pool by taping large sheets of bubble wrap around the pool and all plants and landscaping that may be affected by the debris when builders resurface around the pool.

After we're done making sure that all our belongings are safe and free from debris or any stain that Pool deck resurfacing may caused, here are the steps you can expect when your contractor is ready to resurface pool deck:

  1. Prepare - the surface might be ground or treated with chemicals.
  2. Clean - any dust or debris will be removed with a broom and hose or pressure washer.
  3. Mix - the overlay product will be mixed, along with any integral colors.
  4. Apply - the material is sprayed or troweled on, and decorative treatments are added.
  5. Seal - once cured, a sealer will be applied to make your pool deck last for years.

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Resurface aggregate concrete pool decks

Sometimes, repairs come too late and an exposed aggregate pool decking will have to be broken up, hauled off, and replaced with a new pool deck material. But before it gets to that point, many people are turning to pool deck resurfacing products to give their deck's new life.

This way, you can seal up cracks with a dedicated concrete filler, then apply a layer of pool deck coating to protect the surface and increase its lifespan. When you resurfaced exposed aggregate pool deck surfaces doesn’t have to be the last resort either; if you’re looking to rejuvenate the area around your pool with a new finish without breaking the bank, pool deck resurfacing is the perfect home improvement project that will make a big difference.

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New Life and Color for your Concrete Pool

When done correctly, your pool deck or patio can breathe new life into your space. When it comes time to resurface your concrete decks of your pool, it's important to use a contractors who specializes in this type of work. At The Elite Pool Services, we have years of experience in resurfacing concrete pool decks of all shapes and sizes. We use only the highest-quality materials, and our team of experienced professionals will make sure that concrete resurfacing of your pool decks looks brand new when we're finished.

We have the best pool deck resurfacing contractors

If you are looking for a pool builder to help you with the resurfacing of your concrete pool at an affordable cost, let us know. Our team of experts is willing to listen to your ideas and offer advice on what has worked well in similar projects. Give us a call today at 918-893-3893! We offer free estimates and would be happy to discuss your options with you.