Pool Deck Resurfacing with Concrete Coatings

For more than 50 years, SUNDEK has resurfaced existing concrete pool decks at private homes and commercial properties, making them safe and beautiful.

Can your existing pool deck be resurfaced? 

If your existing surface 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 pool deck coating?

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). 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 a wide range of colors, textures, score lines, custom designs, and masonry effects 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.

How much does it cost to resurface a pool deck?

Resurfacing costs will vary by region, and the current state of your concrete. When working with one of our dealers, you’ll receive a customized quote based on a price per square foot. Contact your local dealer to get an estimate. 

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Frequently asked questions

How do I keep my pool deck cool?
A SUNDEK surface stays cooler than typical gray concrete, exposed aggregate, pavers, tile and even epoxy rock applications. But keep in mind that any surface will absorb heat on a scorching summer day. If you live in an area with high summer temperatures and your swimming pool is 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?
Our overlays are about as thick as 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!

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Installation

Here’s an overview of the installation 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.

Resurfacing a concrete surface is not easy. Our professional dealers can do it for you. Find a local dealer.

Maintenance

To keep your surface in pristine condition, you can use an ordinary 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.

Although several of our top coatings are chemical and moisture resistant, we recommend that you 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. 

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Design

SUNDEK can help you create a look you love. With our variety of options for 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 dealer about custom colors.

Textures, Patterns & Masonry Effects
Just like any other concrete surface, you can get unique designs using saw cuts, aggregates, various textures, and score lines—think borders, bands, diamonds, stars, rectangles and other patterns. Or, if you love the look and feel of wood, flagstone, slate, brick, granite, or a different masonry product, SUNDEK can help you get that look without breaking the bank. The surface will be more durable, too, since you can coat it with a protective finish that protects it from stains and daily wear and tear.

After you have chosen a design you like, look into concrete overlays and acrylic top coatings to keep your surface looking beautiful for years to come. 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 coatings available so you can get a pool deck with the qualities you’re looking for. Remember that whatever look you choose can be applied to nearby pathways, patios, or other concrete surfaces to create a cohesive look.

Keep in mind that you don’t need to select just one of these options—they can be mixed and matched to meet your needs. If you need help figuring out which system is right for you or would like to discuss ideas and designs, contact a local dealer or check out our project gallery.

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

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 to make it slip resistant and help protect the surface against weather and environmental pollutants.
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SunClear EcoProtect
This protective clear concrete sealer is a great finish option because it makes the surface easier to clean and maintain, plus it helps the surface withstand heavy foot traffic.  The SunClear EcoProtect coating can be applied through spraying or rolling, and fine-grain aggregates can be added 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
This product enables you to mimic the appearance of natural materials like river rock, cobblestone, wood, brick, slate, flagstone, and more.  As a bonus, stamping creates a textured pattern with grooves that break up the otherwise smooth concrete surface, reducing 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.