Summer is here, and if you haven’t already, it is time to prepare your backyard spaces to make the most out of the warm and sunny weather. One of the best ways to escape the heat of the warm summer days and get plenty of exercise is to take a dip in the swimming pool. If you own a pool, it is essential that pool safety is a part of your backyard preparation. When it comes to safety, many people often think of the pool itself when it comes to potential hazards. However, a slippery pool deck has been one of the leading causes of pool-related injuries. Luckily, Drake Custom Coatings has a solution that can help minimize the risk of slip and fall accidents near the pool.
Concrete pool deck coatings from Drake Custom Coatings will not only enhance the beauty of your pool but add a textured and slip-resistant coating to help reduce the number of accidents and injuries that can potentially take place.
The Benefits of a Concrete Pool Deck Coating
Whether you are adding a pool to your home or already own an existing pool, you should consider applying a professional pool deck coating. With a concrete pool deck coating, pool owners not only get the design they want but the safety and durability needed for a secure swimming area. If you already have a concrete pool deck installed, no worries — our pool deck coatings can be installed on both new and existing pool decks despite their condition. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the benefits of adding a concrete deck coating to a swimming pool.
Of course, this is the most obvious reason as well as the most important. Pool decks quickly become wet as swimmers splash water out of the pool, or as they bring water with them when exiting the pool. A wet surface creates a safety hazard, as slipping near the pool not only means landing on a hard concrete surface but also having the potential to be faced with the dangers associated with falling into the pool afterward and possibly hitting one’s head. This is where a non-slip, epoxy pool deck coating comes in. Instead of having standard, slippery concrete, these coatings can be applied between four and five layers of protection that will keep your deck space looking great while also providing a non-slip surface that most standard pool decks cannot offer. While these coatings won’t stop slip and fall accidents entirely, they will help prevent many slips and falls from occurring by the pool that could be life-threatening.
Easier on the Feet
There’s a reason that many people wear shoes when they are on concrete: it hurts to walk on it! Between the surface’s roughness and its ability to quickly soak up the sun’s rays, concrete can be very uncomfortable to walk on barefoot, making it an inconvenience when getting in your pool. Since we don’t want to wear our shoes when swimming, making the surrounding surface softer is the most viable solution which can easily be done with our pool deck coatings. Our epoxy coatings are easy on the feet, giving them a smooth, non-slip surface to walk across in bare feet.
Let’s be honest, a concrete pool deck is not the most attractive area in your yard, in fact, it may even be an eyesore. However, with epoxy concrete deck coatings, pool owners have a seemingly endless amount of choices when it comes to style, color and design of the surface surrounding their pool. Additionally, custom colors can often be made if there is not an available style or color that will fit your home.
Concrete pool coatings from Drake Custom Coatings are extremely durable. In addition to pool decks, our coatings are used in a variety of residential and commercial applications, such as garages, schools, and industrial buildings. These coatings are designed to withstand heavy traffic areas, so they’re beyond durable enough for the space around your pool. What’s more, when the cool temperatures of the winter roll around, you can rest assured in knowing that the coating around your pool can withstand the conditions without cracking. The coatings are also chemical and abrasion resistant, so you will have peace of mind knowing that they will last for years to come.
If your pool deck is looking sad, you may have considered having it redone entirely. However, coating your pool deck rather than having it completely redone will typically cost between one-third and one-half of the cost. Not only will you save money from epoxy concrete pool deck installation instead of redoing the area, but you’ll also be susceptible to saving money through reduced medical costs for pool-related injuries, making it one of the best investments you can make for your pool and outdoor area.
Concrete Pool Deck Coating Installation In Utah
With all the benefits that come with a coating the surface around your pool, it doesn’t make sense to spend more. Investing in a pool deck coating will save you money, make your deck look new again and add to safety for both you, your family, and visiting friends.
When you are ready to upgrade your pool and the surface surrounding it, contact Drake Custom Coatings. Our Utah concrete coatings company has years of experience installing concrete coatings in both residential and commercial applications. When you choose us to install an epoxy pool deck coating, it will be completely cured and ready to use within one day so you can get the most out of your pool this summer. Contact our team to learn more about our pool deck and residential floor coatings or to request a free estimate!