If you have an in ground pool it may certainly be used as the decking surrounding it is damaged and aging. But, it is a hazard to leave it. It can cause slip and fall accidents or worse for kids and adults alike. Not to mention that you can get some nasty scrapes and stubbed toes from a decking that is going wrong. At Orange County Best Pools we have the tools and the know how to get the job done right the first time. Hopefully we will already know your pool because we would have put it in ourselves! Here are some tips and extra knowledge about your pool decking and what we can do to help.
Cracks and Seepage: So, why is repairing cracks and fallen parts of the pool decking an issue? Because it becomes a big deal over a shorter period of time than you may think simply because the cracks let a steady flow of water into the deep recesses of the pool structure a creates issues which will weaken the structure. This becomes a danger and will also create a much more expensive endeavor if left alone.
Determining the Issue: Once you call Orange County Best Pools Service you will be calling the professionals that will be able to help, whatever the situation we find. We will come out and begin an inspection which will tell us what the issues that caused the decking to go bad. There are many scenarios that may cause issues with decking. The first thing is we will look for shoddy workmanship on the part of the building contractor that out the pool in--in the first place. There can be issues in the soil that is settling or it could be something like a small sinkhole as well. Fill soil could have compacted or if it is a soil with clay in it there is a chance of expansion and retraction issues when met with moisture. Once we've assessed the issue we will be able to take the appropriate course of action.
Make Lemonade out of Lemons: The lemon is the issue you have with a rotting pool decking--but--sometimes for the cost of a repair you can look at it as a renovation opportunity. Some of those possibilities can include everything from new pavers or concrete coverings or even a synthetic covering with a completely new look. Maybe you've been interested in renovating for a while and might be wondering if a new cabana or bathhouse may be on the horizon. Whatever you feel you need we can come out and discuss your plans and see what's feasible for you.
What's the Trends?: There are a lot of interesting and creative trends out now as far as pool decking that is more than just your typical concrete and cast. There are colorful tiles and rustic looking rock and even boulders with waterfalls attached to the decking. There are a lot of choices to make and designs to choose from.
Resurfacing: Have a deck that you like and it's just a case of wanting to restore it to its original look? Well, we can resurface the old deck and make it like new! If you want the old deck with a new look--you can have the new material stenciled, stamped or colored. You can certainly get a brand new look with concrete overlay. This can be a more economical way to go if you are looking for something new but don't want the hassle or the expense of ripping out the old concrete and pouring the new out. This is the most versatile way to redo your decking. You can have it troweled or etched in a stencil you choose--the sky is the limit really.
Get a New Layout: You can also get creative at this opportune time and get a whole new layout. Maybe you bought a house that came with a pool and now may be the time to change it.
At Orange County Best Pools, we are here to help you. Call us for an estimate of your pool deck and your renovation thoughts.