The weather’s warming up, which means that we can finally start getting use out of our pools again, without freezing in the process. Warm weather speaks of popsicles, reading books by the pool, and having a good time in the water with your loved ones. Before summer truly hits, it’s a good idea to do what you can to make your pool deck safer. Many injuries occur from how slippery pool decks can get, and how concrete can develop pits and cracks.
Fortunately, you can make your pool deck safer and reduce the likelihood of potential injuries by having a pool deck coating installed. Here’s what you need to know about how a pool deck coating can make your pool deck safer.
What Can Damage Your Pool Deck
Slipperiness from the water isn’t the only safety concern for your pool deck. If you want to make your pool deck safer, you’ll also want to bear in mind all the things that can damage it. The more damaged your pool deck is, the less safe it is to walk on, and the faster it will wear down.
Some of the things that can damage your pool deck include:
- UV rays
- Spilled food and drinks
- Wet toys/floaties
- Foot traffic
- Mold and mildew
When your pool deck is damaged, it deteriorates faster, which results in chipping, cracking, and other breakage. These not only make your pool deck less visibly appealing and cause its maintenance costs to spike, decreasing the lifespan of your pool deck, but also make it less safe to walk on.
How A Pool Deck Coating Can Make Your Pool Deck Safer
Uncoated pool decks are typically more slippery and hotter to walk on than ones with a pool deck coating. A pool deck coating can make your pool deck safer in a number of ways. Before summer truly hits us and the siren song of the pool calls to us to escape from the heat in, you want to make your pool deck as safe as possible. Nothing ruins a relaxing day by the pool or fun with friends like a trip to the emergency room, after all.
Make Your Pool Deck Less Slippery
The most prominent safety concern people have about their pool decks is how very slippery they can get. This is incredibly dangerous, and can lead to some serious injuries. Smoother pool decks tend to be slipperier than more textured pool decks. If you want to make your pool deck safer, a pool deck coating can make it less slippery, and safer to walk on.
This is because pool deck coatings can have grit additives mixed in, which makes them more textured. They’re made to be slip-resistant, so those bare feet won’t lose their footing when getting in or out of the pool. They can’t completely eliminate the risk of slipping, of course, but they can minimize the risk, which definitely can make your pool deck safer.
Cool Your Pool Deck Down
Have you ever had the bare soles of your feet scorched by the hot concrete of your pool deck? Make your pool deck safer and cooler with a pool deck coating that turns the temperature down. There are a number of different factors that impact how a pool deck coating can cool your pool deck down.
- Material. Some pool deck coatings are made of materials that absorb less heat than others. You’ll want to talk with your coating professional about the materials available to you and how much heat they absorb.
- Color. Lighter colors are cooler than darker colors, because they retain less heat.
- Texture. The texture of your pool deck coating doesn’t just make your pool deck safer by making it less slippery, it also helps to cool it down. This is because you’re exposed to less surface area when you walk on it.
- Location. Naturally, a pool deck coating applied in an area that is shaded will be cooler than one that is not.
Because pool deck coatings are UV-resistant, this means that they’ll absorb less heat than uncoated concrete, ergo, making them cooler.
Do You Want To Make Your Pool Deck Safer?
Silverback Coatings can help you make your pool deck safer with our high quality pool deck coatings. Pool deck coatings not only make your pool deck safer, but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your pool and help your deck last as long as possible by protecting it from damages. Contact us today to get your free estimate!