While enormous cost can go into the installation and maintenance of the pool itself, the pool decks and patios are often overlooked, which can be a huge problem for homeowners.
It is important to properly seal the concrete surrounding the pool to ensure that mold, mildew, salt water and damage from UV rays do not deteriorate or damage the pool deck.
Pool decks are an important, if understated, aspect of your pool experience. If your pool patio is cracked and dirty, weeds will grow between the pavers, leading to a very unpleasant visual fade. There can also be structural danger caused by damage that can be extremely costly to repair. Fortunately, there is a cost effective and relatively easy way to protect your concrete pool decks and patios, and that is to use a concrete sealer.
If you are looking for a natural finish pool deck concrete sealer the best product to use is the SILOXA-TEK 8500. It is excellent if you are looking for a slip-free finish and it is great for use around a salt water pool since it will protect the pool deck from spalling pitting and cracking. The Siloxa-Tek 8500 concrete sealer will last up to ten years before another application.
A solvent-based acrylic concrete sealer like the CRYLi-TEK 5505 is the best option if you are looking for a high gloss, wet look finish. It can be slippery when wet so it is recommended that a slip resistant additive such as the Grip-Tek 250 be added at time of application for added traction. A matting agent is also available to bring the gloss finish down to a satin or low sheen finish. This is the best option if you want to enhance the colors and textures of the concrete around a pool deck.
A water-based acrylic concrete sealer like the CRYLI-TEK 5500 is best if you are looking for a water-based acrylic concrete sealer that will conform to environmental regulations while protecting your concrete with a strong film of large acrylic particles ensuring lasting protection.