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Should I Seal My Concrete Pool Deck?

If you have a concrete pool deck, you have the option to seal it or leave it exposed. Concrete sealing does add to the cost of maintaining a pool deck, but it also keeps the concrete looking clean and pristine. The concrete specialists at N&M Restoration highly recommend concrete sealants for pool decks, especially if you have a decorative concrete pool surround. Let’s go over some frequently asked questions to determine if concrete sealant is right for your property.

What Does Concrete Sealer Do?

Concrete sealer is a shield that protects your concrete from spills, UV rays, and more. The most common complaint about stamped concrete pool decks is color fading over time. Pool decks are typically in areas with high sun exposure. Thus they are more susceptible to fading than concrete on a covered patio. Concrete sealant provides the extra layer of protection to reduce the progression of sun fading. It also enhances the color of the pool deck, creating a rich appearance that makes the pool pop. If you want to add a finishing touch to your pool surround, sealant will do the trick.

Will Sealant Make My Concrete Pool Deck Slippery?

No, concrete sealant will not make your pool deck slippery. We use a concrete sealer that is specifically designed for pool surrounds. For extra precaution, we can use an anti-slip additive that gives your concrete extra grip. Your family’s safety is a top priority for us – no questions asked.

How Often Should I Seal My Pool Deck?

We recommend sealing a concrete pool deck every 3-5 years. The sealant will wear away over time due to weather exposure, foot traffic, and cleaning efforts. Once this happens, the sealer can no longer protect your concrete from stains, fading and discoloration. With a re-application, you can preserve the look of your concrete and extend the life of your beautiful pool deck.

There is an easy way to test if your concrete needs to be sealed. When the concrete is clean and completely dry, put a drop of water on the surface. If the water forms into a bead, the sealant is still in good condition. If the water absorbs right away and turns the concrete dark, the sealer has probably worn off. At that point, you can contact us to reseal your concrete pool deck.

What Happens If I Don’t Seal My Concrete?

There is no rule that says you have to seal your outdoor concrete. However, without a sealant on the surface, your concrete will be subject to fading and staining. Your beautiful stamped concrete pool deck or exposed aggregate concrete may not look as beautiful in a few years. It’s the same concept as staining your fence or pressure washing your siding. It’s the best way to preserve the aesthetic appeal of your concrete.

Get a Quote for Concrete Pool Deck Sealing

Still on the fence about concrete pool deck sealing? You might be surprised by how affordable it is. We can conduct an in-person evaluation to determine the best concrete sealant for your home and provide a price quote. If you’re looking to change the appearance of your concrete, we can go over concrete overlay options with you as well. Transform your boring pool deck into a jaw-dropping show-stopper with a little help from N&M Restoration. Contact us at (586) 350-5824 to learn more about pool deck sealing.