If you’re looking into installing a pool, you’re likely considering all your different decking options. When you have a pool installed, you’ll want to make it well worth the investment. One way to do so is through having deck sealing. You may wonder if pool deck sealing is an unnecessary expense and whether or not you can forego it. Here’s what you need to know so that you can make an educated decision on the matter of pool deck sealing.
Technically, you can get away without sealing your pool’s deck. It isn’t something that is required in order to have a pool installed. If it is a cost you want to forego, you can. But you’ll end up spending more money in the long-run if that’s what you choose to do. Here’s why.
Your pool deck is exposed to many different things that can cause it to deteriorate over time, both natural and man-made. A deck sealing protects it from these things. So, if you don’t seal your pool deck, it is left exposed to damages that wear it down faster and that can soak into its surface.
Some things that can damage your deck include:
Chlorine and any chemical or food or beverage can stain unsealed pool decks. UV rays can damage your concrete, making it deteriorate faster, causing it to become chipped, cracked, and brittle. Weather exposure can lead to fading, and unsealed concrete is prone to freeze-thaw damage if you live in a cold climate. Since it’s easy for moisture to sit in unsealed decking, this provides an environment for mold and mildew to grow.
All of these factors cause your deck to break down faster and sustain avoidable damages a deck sealing could help with.
In addition to protecting your deck, you’ll most certainly want to protect yourself and everyone who would use your pool. Unsealed pool decks tend to be more slippery than sealed ones, leading to a heightened risk of falls and injury that is easily reduced through non-slip deck sealing.
As you see, deck sealing is very important in order to protect your investment and in order to protect the people who would use the pool. Deck sealing prevents stains from spills and chemicals, protects the decking from the weather, and reduces overall maintenance costs, because it reduces the potential for your deck to be damaged. As such, deck sealing also increases the lifespan of your deck through making it more durable and resistant. It gives more traction, making your pool deck safer to walk on.
Sealing your pool deck also enhances its overall aesthetic appeal. This is both because it staves off cracks, stains, and other damages, and being deck sealing simply provides a more polished appearance in and of itself.
It’s necessary to seal your pool deck in order to protect yourself and your investment, keeping it safer and in good condition for longer than it would otherwise.
You should seal your pool deck as soon as it is installed. This is because the sooner that you have your deck sealed, the longer it can protect it. If you have an unsealed pool deck, a professional can come out to seal it for you.
Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. You will need to reseal your pool every few years, due to the fact that use and weather exposure will begin to wear it down over time. In order to keep it working properly to prevent damages, when you should reseal it depends on how much exposure to the elements your decking faces and how much the pool is used.
You can tell if your deck is in need of resealing if you start to notice wear to it. If before, spilled drinks would merely bead on top of the sealing, but now they start to soak in, that’s a sign that it’s time to call a professional to come out to redo your deck sealing.
Here at Stone Edge Surfaces, we want to help you protect your investment and your people. We offer professional deck sealing services. For more information, please contact us at Stone Edge Surfaces today!