The deck surrounds the pool. It is your seating area. It is your entertaining area. And it is the border between the pool and the backyard. If the deck has some minor issues, it can be repaired where needed. If the deck has some major issues, it can all be removed and replaced. Even if its in good condition, if you desire a change, the deck can be removed and replaced. Most pool deck are poured concrete. But the pool deck can be concrete-based or it can be landscape-based.
A concrete pool deck can be standard [gray] concrete, colored concrete, or colored and stamped concrete.
If the concrete deck is in good shape with exception of a few cracks, then repairs can be made. Concrete will crack…it will. These cracks can be routed then filled-in. The crack filler can either be cement-based or caulk-based.
If the concrete deck is in good shape with the exception of a few spots that are severely cracked, settled, sunken, raised, deteriorating or otherwise defective, then just those compromised sections of the deck can be removed and replaced.
And if the concrete is in good shape, but it is old and dull, or if it was just repaired in certain areas, a decorative overlay can be applied over the entire concrete deck so it is uniform and revived.
Caulking the pool deck
A concrete pool deck has control joints. These control joints need to be caulked then re-caulked every 2-3 years.
Concrete Deck Replacement
If a lot of – and certainly the majority of – the concrete deck is in bad shape, then it can be totally removed and replaced. This is often referred to as “tear-out and re-pour” of the concrete. The new concrete deck can extended. You can never have too much concrete around a pool. And the new concrete deck can be re-poured as either standard [gray] concrete, colored concrete, or colored and stamped concrete. All new concrete around a pool should be sealed.
And, when the entire deck is going to be removed and replaced, it does not have to be replaced with concrete. It can also be replaced with landscape-based decking materials, such as bricks, pavers, flagstone, or other natural stones.
The coping transitions the top of the pool wall to the pool deck. If it’s in the budget, if the entire deck is going to be removed and replaced, this is a good opportunity to remove and replace the coping too. There are many options.
This is your chance
If you are removing and replacing your entire pool deck, this is the time to upgrade the plumbing schematics and pipe sizes. This would also be the time to upgrade the pump and filter. You can engineer your pool with properly-sized equipment, correct plumbing schematics and properly-sized plumbing pipes. Then you will better be able to keep your pool water clean and clear with less chemicals and better energy-efficiency. And your pool will be a much safer pool too.
We hope this helps.
We repair or replace pools decks
If the damage to the deck is minimal for just a section or even a few sections, we can repair the existing deck. Prior to submitting a bid, we’d like to see the pool deck. We offer free onsite consultation to take all measurements and discuss the job.
We can also caulk (or re-caulk) the pool deck. Prior to submitting a bid, we’d like to see the pool deck. We offer free onsite consultation to take all measurements and discuss the job.
If the damage to the deck is extensive – or if you just desire a new style – we can replace the deck. Prior to submitting a bid, we’d like to see the pool pool deck. We offer free onsite consultation to determine access, measure the square footage of the deck, determine if deck drain is needed, and discuss the job.