Learn how cool decks help keep surface temperatures down for Austin-area pool decks that get unbearably hot during summer.
Though there are many reasons one might want to get their pool deck resurfaced, one of the most common reasons is to resolve the issue of their pool deck getting too hot. Fortunately, there’s a way to address that, and it doesn’t involve tearing out your entire pool deck and installing a brand-new concrete surface. With cool deck coatings, you can make a pool deck a comfortable place to hang out, even on the hottest days.Contact us for a quote
A cool deck is a pool deck surface that doesn’t get unbearably hot. It remains comfortable enough for people to walk on with their bare feet. A cool deck surface is achieved when a contractor applies a cool deck coating right on top of an existing concrete slab.
There are a variety of reasons your pool deck might be getting too hot.
Great news—yes, you can! If you have a pool deck that gets unbearably hot, it’s actually a simple fix to have a contractor install a cool deck coating right on top of your existing surface (as long as that surface is viable).
It depends. If you’re installing a brand-new pool, then getting a cool deck installed will cost more than only installing the concrete for the pool deck. However, it is affordable, and the added cost of cool decking is worth it when you consider the benefits.
If you have an existing surface, adding a cool deck coating is affordable. The final cost of your cool decking project depends on a few things:
So how much does it cost to get a cool deck? The best way to get an exact cost for your cool pool deck project is to contact a contractor to get an estimate. Contact SUNDEK of Austin to get a free quote.
Contractors use a variety of decking products for cool deck resurfacing. At SUNDEK of Austin, we find that products made of acrylic and concrete absorb less heat than other materials.
Here are the products we use to create a cool pool deck surface:
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A reputable contractor will make sure your cool deck coating is not slippery when wet. This is achieved with the following techniques:
It’s best to choose a light color for your pool deck surface, as lighter colors retain less heat than dark colors.
At SUNDEK of Austin, we have a wide range of colors to choose from, which makes your design options endless. We also create custom colors. SUNDEK has done research on which colors retain the most heat and which retain the least, and most of our colors are LEED certified. Contact us for a free quote.
A cool deck will last you as long as any other decorative concrete surface—as long you care for properly. Here’s an overview of what you need to do to keep up with maintenance:
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If you’re looking for a contractor who can apply a cool deck in your area, we’d love to help!
We work in all the major cities in the area including Austin, Bastrop, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Georgetown, Lakeway, Marble Falls, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, and the surrounding areas.
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