Pool deck coatings help keep your pool deck in good condition. Deck coatings give your deck a high-quality appearance throughout the year and work to protect your deck against water damage and rough patches that could hurt bare feet. The best pool deck coatings last a long time, so you do not need to constantly reapply the coating, and create a surface that is safe for children and adults who use the pool.

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Pool deck coatings help make your pool deck safe and beautiful.

Deck Paint

When it comes to choosing a deck paint to use as a pool deck coating, acrylic paints provide the best option. Acrylic paints dry quickly, which minimizes the amount of time your pool is out of commission while the deck is coated. It also keeps its color well, resisting fading caused by pool chemicals and UV rays. Ramuc, In the Swim and AquaLuster produce some of the most popular acrylic pool deck paints.

Concrete Overlay

Concrete overlays allow you to add decorative finishes to plain concrete pool decks. Choose a concrete overlay that mixes cement and sand with polymer resins for a long-lasting finish that will resist fading. A microtopping concrete overlay may be rolled onto the concrete in thin layers to add color or texture to a basic concrete pool deck. Stamped concrete overlays works best when you want to add special patterns to the concrete around the pool.

Epoxy Coating

Epoxy paints and coatings work best on pool decks that have rough surfaces and areas that need repair. You may use an epoxy paint to fill in cracks and small holes on the pool deck. The paint also offers an easy-to-clean finish that does not fade from UV rays or exposure to pool chemicals. Rust-Oleum and Behr offer the top-selling epoxy paints at major hardware stores.

Anti-Slip Coatings

Anti-slip coatings provide a simple way to coat a pool deck and may be used alone or along with another coating. Clear anti-slip coatings contain a small amount of texture to give them their anti-slip quality while retaining the look of the pool deck and protecting it from fading or damage from chemicals. Products such as InvisaTread's Anti-Slip Solution and SlipDoctor's Slippery Pool Deck and Non-Slip Tile Treatment provide an anti-slip coating that may be mopped directly onto unsealed concrete or tile pool decks. Rust-Oleum's Anti-Slip Spray Paint makes it easy to spray an anti-slip coating onto any pool deck surface.