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Pool Decks that Stay Cool Under Hot Weather

by on September 5, 2012

It is such a hassle for people who are going swimming to step on pool decks that have been exposed to sunlight for hours. The absorption of heat of the ground or deck makes it inconvenient for people to step on them. However, they cannot do anything about it. Not only do they need to pass through the deck before reaching the swimming pool area but this is also the place where people stay to hang out under the bright sun. Luckily, there have been recent measures in order to avoid this kind of scenario.

For homeowners who do not want to spend in refurbishing expenses, they can opt to spray the concrete with water. The surface will not heat up as much as when it is totally dry. Though this will raise the water utility expense of the homeowners, this method is still considered the quickest and the least expensive way to prevent the heating of the concrete pool decks.

Colors can not only help in enhancing the beauty of the pool deck but this can also affect in the heat absorption quality of the concrete. House owners should choose to use light and pastel colored materials because dark tinted objects can absorb more heat. They can use this color scheme to repaint their decks to utilize the coolness it can give to the facility.

Polymer based resurfacing systems is one of the recent trends that were developed to maintain cooler pool decks. These are spray-applied cement polymer products which are intended to prevent heat from being trapped in the material in order to retain its cool temperature.  It is applied over the concrete base while undergoing the cooling process to significantly lessen the external surface temperature. It also contains orange-peel texture which makes air pockets available to keep the surface cooler.

These products do not only keep the concrete from heating up but it also adds durability to the product deck materials. It also coats the concrete with additional stain and moisture resistance that can avoid the appearance of mold and mildew. This coating help prevent cracks and fissures that can be produced as a result of the penetration of moisture and chemical compounds to the concrete. This also possesses skidding resistance properties that are good safety precautionary measures for pool users.

Even though adding these formulas will strengthen the concrete, this will not hinder in the convenient cleaning of the pool deck. These polymer products can also help prolong the good quality of the concrete decks of the homeowners. However, the downside for the use of this type of material is its complexity of replacement. It will be more difficult and more costly to replace the spray-formula after it has been coated in the concrete.

Enjoyment is the ultimate reason why house owners build swimming pool and pool decks in their properties. They can employ these aforementioned techniques to prevent the heating of the concrete pool decks in order to fully relax and unwind with their loved ones. House owners should never let the scorching heat get on the way of the ultimate summer vacation experience.

 

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