4 Ways to Maintain Your Concrete Pool Deck

December 23, 2022
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Everybody loves having an outdoor pool deck. But let’s face it. We all slack off when it comes to cleaning it.

Maintaining a concrete pool deck requires a bit of effort to ensure it stays in good condition and retains its aesthetic appeal. Without proper maintenance, your concrete pool deck may start to show signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, stains, and discoloration.

Fortunately, there are several ways to maintain your pool deck and keep it looking its best. In this blog, we will go over four essential steps for maintaining your concrete pool deck. 

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning of your concrete pool deck is essential for maintaining a well-cared-for look and feel. 

Removing Debris

To start, simply remove any debris or dirt from the surface using a broom or leaf blower. 

Using a pressure washer or hose

For stubborn stains, consider using a hose or pressure washer. This is a great way to really spruce up your pool deck. 

Applying a concrete cleaner or sealer

Once the surface is clean, you should apply a concrete cleaner or sealer to protect it from water damage and staining. This will help keep your deck looking fresh. You can also choose to use a sealant or paint to give your deck a unique look. 

Repairing Cracks and Damage

By taking the time to repair cracks and damage on your pool deck, you can help keep your concrete pool deck looking great for years to come.

For small cracks

Small cracks can quickly turn into bigger ones if not addressed right away. To avoid more costly repairs in the future, it’s important to fill them as soon as they appear. You can easily do this yourself with a concrete repair compound or patching material. 

For larger cracks and damage

It’s best to go for a concrete patching material that is compatible with the existing concrete. This will ensure that the repair will last and prevent further damage from occurring. Follow the instructions on the package and make sure to wear the appropriate safety gear to complete the job. 

Sealing the Concrete

Another important step in keeping your concrete pool deck looking new is to seal it. A sealer protects your concrete from stains, damage, and normal wear and tear by putting a barrier between it and the elements. 

Selecting a sealer

When selecting a sealer for your pool deck, make sure to choose one that is specifically designed for concrete and pool decks. 

Applying the sealer

Before you use the sealer, make sure to carefully read the instructions from the manufacturer. The way to use each product can be different.

Give it some time

Once the sealer is applied, you should wait at least 24 hours before using the pool deck. This will give the sealer time to cure and form a protective barrier. 

Re-applying

After the sealer is applied once, you should reapply it every few years to maintain the protective barrier.

Protecting Against the UV-rays

The UV rays of the sun are another major enemy to your pool deck. They can cause fading, discoloration, and even cracking of the concrete. 

UV-resistant sealer

Using a UV-resistant sealer or applying a protective coating is the recommended way forward. This will prevent the invisible rays of the sun from reaching your concrete while also keeping the color as it is.

Canopy

Another way to protect your concrete pool deck is by using a tarp or canopy to cover it when it is not in use. This will not only help to protect the deck from weather, but it will also help to keep it clean and free of debris. 

Conclusion

Concrete pool decks can be a great addition to your backyard and can last for many years if properly maintained. Taking the time to regularly and properly clean, seal, and repair your concrete pool deck can help ensure that your deck remains a pleasant and safe area for your family and friends to enjoy. 

Don’t want to do it yourself? Smith Evergreen has your back. Reach out to us, and we’ll get your pool into shape for you.

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