Pool Deck Resurfacing

Beautiful, right?

Here at Rossi DCE, we place quality as our #1 focus in everything we do!
Our pool deck resurfacing service will make the concrete around your pool beautiful, stronger, easier to keep clean, cooler on your feet, and will last much much longer.
And it goes without saying, it will also increase the value of your property.

Allow us to complete your backyard oasis!

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Right now, you probably have a version of what’s in the image below.
Old, chipping, eroding. Still solid, do not get us wrong, but starting to show signs that hey! Something has got to be done and done soon.
Removing and replacing is always a route, but is it the route we want to take if we don’t have to?
Probably not.

And how exactly did we get from that old, falling apart pool deck to this safe, elegant, stronger and longer lasting pool deck?
When life gives you lemons, make some lemonades!
I mean, our pool deck resurfacing service that is!

p.s. some lemonades might go really well when relaxing by the pool as well!

Pool deck resurfacing OVERVIEW

Pool deck resurfacing - Table of Contents

Pool deck resurfacing - What exactly is it?

Pool deck resurfacing is the process of taking your pool deck concrete, removing the top crummy layer, and adding a brand-new layer of overlay material.
Concrete is probably the best bang for the buck material to put outside. That’s why our foundations, driveways, walkways, etc. area all concrete.

Just like all good things though, it does have its drawbacks. Concrete is a very porous material. Meaning, it absorbs everything and anything. Specially since it is outside. Thus, it will need some maintenance in order to improve its longevity. When it cracks (which it will, its concrete), water will get in, then freeze and expand in the winter, and melt by springtime. And every time that happens, those nasty cracks will get a little bit bigger. Not only that, but the surface itself will probably start eroding as well.

When your pool vacuum start picking up “dust” or “sand” particles, that is most likely what it is.

Having your concrete pool deck ripped out and replace will most likely set you back some. Specially if it’s done by a reputable company.

Two things to remember when resurfacing your pool deck; it is ONLY going to be as good as the concrete that it’s bonding to AND the prep done in order to make the bond the best bond possible.

Pool deck resurfacing - Process

In every task you do (well, at least us anyways), things are done in a certain order to make sure the project comes out as it should. Your pool deck resurfacing project will be no different. We are sure that there are a million ways to do this correctly, but this here is a brief overview on how we do things in order to make sure your pool deck resurfacing project comes out exactly as what we had envisioned.


  1. Prepare the surface.
    The concrete needs to be prepped in order for the pool deck resurfacing material to bond to it adequately.
    Picture this: stick a piece of tape to a dirty surface. Will it stick?
    Odds are, probably not. This concept is no different.
    We consider this one of the, if not the, most important step in the whole process.
  2. Amend any cracks that you may have, if any.
    Keep this in mind though; there is about a 50% chance that they may come back.
  3. Apply the basecoat.
    Once we make it all the way to here, it is time to put the basecoat on. We’ll mix the product with the color agreed upon and lay the pool deck resurfacing material down!
  4. Spray coat.
    Now it’s time to mix the pool deck resurfacing material again, but this time, spray it to give you the texture look.
    Depending on how much grip or how less grip you want, will determine how we spray it. (Yes, it’s not just spray and go. There is a technique.)
  5. Seal it!
    Time to ensure the longevity of your investment. Time to seal it!
    What we’ve found out through time is that two coats just are not enough. Three is the magic number.
    Well, apply three coats of a good sealer and boom!
    Job is complete!


There’s a lot more to it, do not get me wrong, but this is just so you get the gist of it.

Pool deck resurfacing – Benefits

There are plenty of benefits to our pool deck resurfacing service. Here’s to list a few and most important:

Benefit #1 – Price

Let’s start with this one since this one is a sticking point for probably the vast majority of people. Price.
Most of the time it will be cheaper to resurface your pool deck than it will be to rip out and replace.
Not only is ripping out and replace more time consuming, but it will also be much messier (no pun intended) process than resurfacing.
Could potentially have longer delays since you might have to deal with more than one person.
As long as the concrete is solid, which most likely, it is, resurfacing it would probably be the fastest and most cost-effective route.

Benefit #2 – Increase of property value

Let’s face it.
You pick two houses in the neighborhood. Similar aspects (size/layout/land/etc.), similar condition.
They both have pools too.
House #1 has a concrete pool deck that is beat up and old.
House #2 has a concrete pool deck that is beautiful, crisp, clean and clean.
Which house do you think is worth more?
Which house do you think would sell faster?

See, a pool sounds like a great feature for a home to have, especially since we live in Tennesse/Georgia area.
A beautiful pool with a clean backyard (pool deck included) sounds like an oasis.
A crummy pool with a crappy backyard (pool deck included) sounds like a headache.

Benefit #3 – Grip

This is another sticking point if you ask us.
Concrete gets slick when sealed. So obvious a question we get often when answering questions about our pool deck resurfacing service is “Will it be slick when it’s sealed?”

Simple answer to that is: Of course not!

Our pool deck resurfacing service will provide your pool deck with the necessary grip needed to not hurt your feet when walking, even when sealed and wet from the water around the pool.
If you slip after we are done, it’s because you tried.
I mean, REALLY tried.

What’s super cool (in our opinion, of course) is that we can give you a little bit extra grip, or a little less coarse, depending on your preference.

Benefit #4 – Longevity

How long something will last is always on the back of our mind when purchasing something.
Especially when it concerns our home.
Anything that involves a pool, that is done correctly, is most definitely not cheap by any means. Therefore, we want to be able to make the most of what is purchased.
Even though we live in the South, we still have all four seasons. Granted, winter is very short, but we still have it.

Why does it matter?
Freezing and thawing cycles.
We might have said this a million times, concrete is very porous. It absorbs everything.
Our solid pool deck resurfacing service will help protect the concrete underneath to maximize the life of your backyard oasis.

Benefit #5 – Cooler on the feet

Bare concrete can get pretty hot under the Tennessee summer sun.
Don’t believe us? Go step out on the sidewalk barefoot after it’s been 100 degrees plus for a few days.
Those hot summer days are some great days to actually go to the pool.

Having a pool is awesome.
Going in the pool those hot days are awesome too.
Going “Ouchy my foot” every you take is not awesome.
Our pool deck resurfacing service provides a cool surface for you to step on even when it has been that hot.
Having a pool is awesome.

There are many benefits to having the concrete around your pool resurfaced, from cost efficient, to protecting the concrete, to making it last longer and keeping your feet cool under the scorching heat.
Contact us today to get a quote on your pool deck resurfacing project!

Pool deck resurfacing – Styles

Our pool deck resurfacing service comes in the standard spray texture.

With the spray texture, there isn’t many options available as far as it goes.
With that said, we can play with it a little bit.

Style #1 – Standard spray texture

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This one is the quote on quote “standard” style for a pool deck. One solid color. Elegant, yet, simple.

Style #2 – Spray with Speckles

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Same concept as the standard, but we add speckles in a different color in order to give it a slightly different appearance. 

Style #3 – Brick

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This is probably the closest thing to a specific design that we can produce with a sprayed texture.
Either full on brick, or brick border with a solid color inside.

Style #4 – Sprayed with custom border

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Not so much a design, but more of an option accent if you will.
The border is nowhere near the same grippiness as the sprayed texture.
That is why the spray is the main surface.
However, if you wanted a nice decorative border say, 6-10 inches away from the edge of the pool or around the perimeter as a whole, we’re ok with that.

No one is running 6-10 inches away from the edge of the pool.
So, we’re cool with a border around it.

Style #4 – Stained

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If a solid color is not really your linking, we can make give it a random “flow” if you will.
Instead mixing the color in to give you a solid color, we stain it afterwards to keep things flowing randomly.

Pool deck resurfacing – It all looks good, don’t get me wrong, but can we do anything else?

Yes and no!
We’ll elaborate.

you sign our waiver we’ll do whatever you want.
If you’re dead set on having that flake floor/chip floor around your pool, you sign our waiver, and we’ll do it.

Don’t feel like signing our waiver, then the answer is no.

“What about the aluminum oxide/quarts/sand/etc. stuff?”

Yes, we’ve done it before.
Yes, we did a stone look around a pool and it came out great and beautiful and grippy.
And yes, honestly, we’re very happy with the results.
But yes, it will still require you to sign our waver.

“If you guys were happy with the results, why must we sign your waiver?”
That’s simple: even though the grippiness was to the client’s liking, what happens if we missed a spot because it was too windy that day or something, and that’s the one spot someone slips, falls and gets hurt?

When we put this stuff down, the sealer is still wet, we cannot confirm if we missed a spot or not because the sealer is still wet.
We’re not going to hang around for HOURS until it is dry enough to walk on it to confirm. 
We don’t do it, nor would we expect someone to do it for us.

So how do we confirm that it’s all good?
We ask the client to call us 2 days later, once the sealer is cured, to walk on the pool deck and confirm that we did not miss a spot.
If we did not miss a spot, great, awesome!
If we did miss a spot, at no cost to the client, of course, we come back and add more grip to that spot.

The problem is: asking the client to confirm something won’t hold up in court.
However, the waiver will.

We’re not trying to screw anyone over by any means what-so-ever. On that same token, we do not want to be screwed over because someone forgot to call us back because we missed a spot and now someone slips, falls, gets hurt, and then, court time!
No thank you. We’re good.
We’re very good.

Can’t miss a spot with the sprayed texture though.

Spray texture = no waiver needed.
Anything else = waiver needed.

Pool deck resurfacing – Everything sounds great! Now, how much?

Another great question!
This one though, not such a simple answer.

Every job is different. Thus, every job will have a different price tag attached to it.
Some of the factors included are;
– Size of the pool deck.
– Condition of the pool deck (meaning, is it brand new or will it need a lot of TLC?).
– Does your pool deck already have a coating on it?
– Your timeframe (meaning, do you need it done yesterday or can it be added to the current schedule?).

See why this is not such a simple answer?

We don’t charge by the square foot.
We think that’s stupid.

We charge by the job.
Every pool deck is different.

Want to know exactly how much your pool deck resurfacing project will actually cost?
Contact us today so we schedule an estimate and get you a real number!

Pool deck resurfacing – Final Thoughts

If you read the whole pool deck resurfacing article, great! We hope we were super detailed and informative.
if you kind of skimmed through it, that’s fine too, we’re sure we’ll go over everything in detail when we give you a quote for your pool deck.
Please check our service areas to make sure we service your area and if not, what to do to get us out there! 

Either way, if we missed something here or there is something else that you’d like to know, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience so we can clarify your question(s) for you.

Pool deck resurfacing – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question #1 – My concrete is badly damaged. Will resurfacing fix it?
 – No! It most definitely will not!
If the concrete is failing, has sunken, clear signs of being that badly degraded, you may need to rip out and replace.
All things have an expiration date, and such said pool deck might have reached it.

Question #2 – If I do have to replace the concrete, will you do it?
– No, we will not. we do not pour concrete.

Question #3 – My concrete is cracked. Once filled and resurfaced, will it crack again?
– In short, maybe. We fill the cracks with the best materials we can get our hands on. With that said, due to so many variables, those cracks may come back or, they may be formed in a different area (I want someone to tell me when has mankind ever won a fight against mother nature. This is no different)

Question #4 – How long will this concrete resurfacing last?
– This one is hard to say as there are various factors to it, but with that said, as per Home Inspection Insider, typically lasts for about 10 to 15 years, but much longer than that if well applied and well maintained. The “well applied” part we will take care of; the “well maintained” part is up to you.
Since the pool deck resurfacing job is only as good as the concrete it is bonding to, whatever happens to the concrete slab will happen to the resurfacing material. Meaning, if the concrete slab fails, so will the pool deck resurfacing.

Question #5 – “Well maintained?” What exactly do I need to do?
– That is pretty easy. Every 2 to 3 years;
1. Clean it really well (I mean, really really well)
2. Let it dry (I mean, BONE DRY)
3. Apply three coats of sealer.

Question #6 – What is the difference from this to the decorative concrete service that you offer?
– In short, not a whole lot and everything, depending on the aspect of the question.
As far as functionality and durability goes (aside from exposed look), you are looking at the same thing. With that said, they are nowhere near the same as far as aesthetics goes. The spray texture is aimed more towards safety. Thus, usually placed by us when water/heavy slope is concerned. The decorative concrete service is so much more appealing to the eye, exceptionally customizable, and it requires a lot more time and skill from the individual doing it.

With that said no, on its own, we do not deem it adequate for an area where water or heavy slope is a major concern.

Question #7 – Your competitors don’t ask for waiver, why do you?
– In short, because we’re not stupid and we know better.

See, the waiver isn’t just a piece of paper to say we’re not liable for something.
It’s more than that.
The waiver is to show that you were THROUGHLY educated as to WHY what you wanted done in the location you wanted it done, as per our professional recommendation, was not a good idea.
But yet, you chose to go against our professional recommendation, thus assuming all the risk(s) involved with such said project.

We don’t care how nice somebody thinks they are.
Or how “church going God forgiving they are”.

If someone gets legitimately hurt on or because of how work, someone’s getting sued. Period.

“Oh, but I would never sue, I forgive and forget.”

You may, but if it’s your neighbor’s kid who got hurt on your pool deck or something, well, they may not.

And that’s why we require waivers.

We know it’s one sided and very opinionated, but please read one of our articles, “Does the flake floor belong outside?” to get a better understanding.


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