Your new pool is ready to go and the deck looks fantastic. Or you just bought a home and it has a pool and concrete deck. You are wondering if you should seal your pool deck. The answer is yes!
Protecting the investment
Sealing your pool deck is an important step in protecting the investment that is your pool. Not only will sealing it make your pool deck look great, but it will also prevent fading and protect it from stains and pool chemicals. Sealing will keep the deck looking brand new, or it will rejuvenate an existing deck.
Protect the deck
Regardless of the kind of concrete, plain gray concrete, stained concrete or has a stamped texture, sealing will enrich the color and, if you want, leave a glossy sheen. Sealers are available in many different gloss levels, ranging from no-gloss to high-gloss, tinted or clear. If your pool deck is colored, a sealer will help prevent efflorescence. Efflorescence is a white powdery residue that can form on the surface of the concrete. Sealing it will prevent this, and also protect the deck from the sun’s UV rays. UV rays can and do fade the color of your deck.
It’s also important around a pool to provide a safe deck. Slip resistant sealers are available which will make wet pool decks safer. Think about your kids or other friends or family members running around the pool. Slip resistance is very important.
Sealers will also provide protection from stains. From food to chlorine, salt, chemicals, leaves, dirt, fertilizer, pet urine, and more, your deck is constantly in danger of looking old. In an unsealed deck, stains will penetrate the surface of the concrete making it hard to remove and keep clean. Sealing it will prevent that.