Concrete Pool Decking and Natural Stone Patios
Replacement or resurfacing of your patio and pool deck will make a dramatic improvement in the aesthetics!
Your family and friends will enjoy safely while relaxing by the pool. There are so many choices available – Natural Stone Pavers available in a dozen colors, Brushed Concrete, Exposed Aggregate or Resurfacing to name a few!
Choose the Right Materials
It’s important to pick materials that are not only beautiful but are skid-resistant, heat reflective, and long-lasting. They must hold up to the various weather cycles that we experience from region to region. Decking materials should keep water from seeping through so that the pool itself is protected from the water around it. Proper rainwater runoff and drainage must be created. Deck drains may need to be installed.
In freezing climates, decking can heave in the winter from moisture underneath. It can also settle, buckle and crack under intense pressures from the earth, while others can create more maintenance for you such as weed control through joints, cracks, and crevices.
Travertine, marble and limestone pool decks create a beautiful, warm and inviting atmosphere around pools. When installed correctly they’ll last for many years. Since they’re tumbled or sandblasted, they are slip resistant and easy to care for. Because it’s natural stone the surface will not degrade like a man made paver from acidic rain.
Pool Decking and Patio Costs
Costs associated with deck replacement can be drastically reduced by choosing a poured concrete brushed finish pool deck.
Brushed finish decking available in finishes that blend with the landscaping, pool coping and tile as well as deck furniture make it a great choice. A beautifully finished brushed concrete deck is the least expensive and will provide those virtues. High quality craftsmanship makes all the difference.
Exposed aggregate is another good pool deck resurfacing choice. While it can be a little tough on your feet as it ages over time, it should be considered.
Resurface your Concrete Deck with Krete Kote®
Krete Kote Concrete Overlay is another great way to improve the pool deck! Save up to 75% of the cost to replace your pool deck!
Brighton will prep the existing concrete deck for Krete Kote overlay. The surface will be cleaned and free from any materials that may inhibit the bond such as oil, acid and loose debris. We will pre-fill cracks, spalls, and holes up to 1/2″. The surface will be roughened where needed.
Then, we’ll apply a high performance, self-curing, poly-modified, advanced hydraulic cement mortar resurfacer with a knock-down textured Classic finish available in a dozen colors.
The minimum overlay thickness to be 1/16″ to 1/4″ thick. It is designed to last without spalling or delamination.
Another option is a stamped concrete pool deck. The downside to these is that they may not hold up to the standard required for a swimming pool deck. They can be slippery and create more maintenance. In addition, the cost can get close to natural stone. For just a little more you can have the “real” thing.
Aesthetically, stamped concrete pool decks can compete with the other hardscape surfaces around the pool area, including the pool coping, which may not enhance the look.
Surprisingly, a poured concrete deck replacement can be quick and inexpensive. In most cases, it’s only a two to three day job and costs less than $10,000. Natural stone pavers laid on four inches of concrete (no weeds!) will cost about $20,000, maybe less depending on size.