Pool Deck Resurfacing with Concrete Coatings

SUNDEK has been doing pool deck resurfacing for almost 50 years. We’ve worked to make pool decks at private homes and commercial properties safe and beautiful. If you’re looking to resurface a pool deck for a commercial location, please see our Commercial page. 

Can your existing pool deck be resurfaced? 

If your pool deck is faded or discolored, has small imperfections, or just needs a face lift, there’s no need to tear the whole thing out. Instead, we can resurface it in a matter of days.

What is the best coating for concrete pool decks?

Here’s why concrete coatings are such a popular choice for pool deck repair:

Durability: Concrete lasts much longer than other materials. The exact number of years it lasts depends on the use, care, and abuse, but if cracks surface, they can be easily repaired. Unlike pavers, which can move and settle if not properly installed. Once set, the concrete will remain in place for many years to come.
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Easy maintenance: With a sealer, your concrete surround will be protected from daily wear and tear and stains.

Design: You can choose from many colors, textures, score lines, and custom designs that aren’t available with other materials. You can coordinate with the style of your home, outdoor patio, and even your landscaping. SUNDEK can create a number of looks including flagstone, slate, brick, granite, and more.

See our concrete coating products to get ideas.

How much does it cost to resurface a pool deck?

The cost of resurfacing pool deck surrounds varies by region and the condition of the existing concrete surface. When working with one of our dealers, you’ll receive a customized quote based on a price per square foot. Contact your local installer to get an estimate. 

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Frequently asked questions

How do I keep my pool deck cool?
Having a cool pool deck is a top priority for many. A SUNDEK surface stays cooler than typical gray concrete, exposed aggregate, pavers, tile and even epoxy flooring. But keep in mind that any surface will absorb heat on a scorching summer day. Do you live in an area with high summer temperatures, or is your swimming pool in a spot with full sun? We recommend choosing a light color which will absorb less heat than dark colors.

Are SUNDEK surfaces slip-resistant?
Safety is one of our top priorities, so our products are designed to transform surfaces from slippery to non-slip. For more details, learn more about how we install anti-slip decorative concrete. (Please note that SUNDEK cannot be held responsible for slip and fall incidents.) 

How much thicker will my concrete surface get with an overlay?
When we do pool deck resurfacing our coatings add a thickness of about two quarters stacked on top of each other (just under a quarter-inch). However, if a concrete surface is uneven, we use our blending overlay which can get up to 2 inches thick.

What if my current concrete surface has cracks?
Existing cracks won’t prevent you from getting the pool deck you want. SUNDEK can assess the cracks and figure out the best way to fix them before resurfacing. 

How long does a coating last?
With proper maintenance a SUNDEK surface can last 10 to 15 years, depending on use. We have seen surfaces last up to 25 years!

See more Frequently Asked Questions 

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How to resurface a pool deck (installation)

Here’s an overview of the pool deck resurfacing process (details vary depending on which products are used):

  • Prepare & Repair. Etch, grind, or shot blast the concrete surface to make it porous. Fix cracks or other existing damage.
  • Clean & Prime. Pressure wash and let surface thoroughly dry. Apply primer if necessary.
  • Mix Product. Following instructions, mix the product to prepare it for application. Mix in color if necessary.
  • Apply overlay. Depending on the desired look, apply the overlay by spraying, rolling, or troweling.
  • Add Patterns & Texture. This is completed using hand-trowels, rakes, stamps and other specialty tools.
  • Cure & Seal. After the overlay cures, add a sealer for additional protection, greater strength, and enhanced stain resistance.

Concrete coatings are not easy to apply. Our professional dealers can do it for you. Find a local installer.

Maintenance

To keep your surface in great condition, use a broom or mop to remove dust, grass clippings, or other debris every few weeks. You can simply spray off the surface with a hose to resolve any dirty spots.

Even though several of our top coatings are chemical and moisture resistant, it’s still important to clean chemical spills as quickly as possible. For stubborn spots, you can use commercial cleaners, but they need to be non-abrasive and formulated for the surface. A pressure washer can also be used if necessary. 

Get more information about maintenance.

Design

SUNDEK can help you create a look you love. With our variety of colors, textures, and other effects, the options are endless.

Colors
We offer many colors to choose from, ranging from neutral to bold and vibrant. To see color options, take a look at our color charts. If you don’t see the exact color you want, speak with your local SUNDEK contractor about custom colors.

Textures, Patterns & Masonry Effects
You can get unique designs using saw cuts, aggregates, various textures, and score lines (borders, bands, stars, and other patterns). If you love the look and feel of wood, flagstone, slate, or other materials, SUNDEK can help you get that look without breaking the bank. The surface will also be more durable since you can coat it with a finish that protects it from stains and daily wear and tear.

After you have chosen a design you like, take a look at options for concrete overlays and acrylic top coatings. Feeling overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t forget that you can always contact a local dealer for help!

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What are the options for pool deck coatings?

When deciding on a coating, there are several factors to consider including color, texture, pattern, and overall care. SUNDEK has a variety of coating systems available so you can get a pool deck with the qualities you’re looking for. Remember that you can apply any design to nearby pathways, patios, or other concrete surfaces to create a cohesive look.

You don’t need to select just one options—you can mix and match. For guidance on choosing which system is right for you, or to discuss design ideas, contact a local installer or check out our project gallery.

Classic Texture
This acrylic spray product provides a classic look, is resistant to UV damage, and is easy to maintain.  It offers a non-slip and comfortable walking surface. You can also choose from a broad range of colors and texture effects. For a unique look, you can add aggregate effects, custom score lines. You can even create the appearance of brick, tile, or other masonry materials.

SunSand
This finish combines the durability and easy maintenance of concrete with slip-resistance of sand. It consists of our water-based acrylic finish coat combined with aluminum oxide. This makes it slip resistant and helps protect the surface against weather and environmental pollutants.
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SunClear EcoProtect
This protective clear concrete sealer makes the surface easier to clean and maintain. It also helps the surface withstand heavy foot traffic. You can add fine-grain aggregates to this coating to ensure maximum slip resistance.

SunH20
This water-based concrete stain is a combination of liquid pigments and soluble polymers, making it perfect for outdoor applications. SunH2O offers excellent adhesion to concrete surfaces, and it can be layered with multiple colors for a unique appearance.

SunStamp
Stamped concrete enables you to mimic the appearance of natural materials like river rock, cobblestone, wood, brick, slate, flagstone, and more. Since it creates a textured pattern with grooves, it also reduces the risk of falling.

SunSplash
This spray-on acrylic textured product produces a gorgeous, safe, durable surface that’s easy to maintain. To achieve the look you want, a SUNDEK installer can modify its appearance using score line cuts and aggregate effects.