In California, having a private pool is one of the best ways to make the most of hot, sunny weather. Your backyard becomes a site of relaxation, gatherings with family and friends, and great memories.

The only problem? Your deteriorating pool deck is neither safe nor inviting. It’s not comfortable on bare feet and doesn’t lure you outside on a warm Saturday afternoon. 

A brand-new pool deck can cost up to $12,000 on average. The good news is that you might not need to start from scratch.

Pool deck resurfacing could do the trick. Read on for five signs that you should hire a deck resurfacing contractor.

1. Stains

Both wood and concrete decks are susceptible to staining, and anything from chlorine to sunscreen to dirt to animal waste can leave behind stains that won’t go away with a simple scrubbing. Pool deck resurfacing starts with a deep clean to lift away residue and finishes by giving your deck an even, uniform color. Plus, that new finish will provide years of protection to prevent new stains from forming.

2. Slippery Surfaces

If your deck is slippery underfoot, you and your guests are at risk of injury. Pool decks tend to become slippery when the textured finish wears away and the current surface gets worn and slick. Pool deck resurfacing will restore the anti-skid texture needed to prevent slip and fall accidents, even when the deck is wet.

3. Visible Wear and Tear

Wood decks, in particular, can start to show signs of wear and tear that aren’t yet structural. For example, the surface of the wood may start to splinter. Pool deck resurfacing can remedy these early signs of wear and tear while resealing your deck so that it’s less susceptible to water damage.

4. Fading

You rearrange your deck chairs only to discover that most of your deck has faded in the sun. Pool deck resurfacing can restore an even color and tone to your deck, as we mentioned earlier. It can also enhance your deck’s UV resistance to slow future fading.

5. Hot Surfaces

Did you know that surfaces like concrete can heat up to over 120 degrees when the ambient temperature rises? This is way too hot for bare feet, which can put a big damper on your poolside fun. By enhancing UV resistance, pool deck resurfacing can add a layer of protection to prevent your deck from becoming a frying pan.

Need Pool Deck Resurfacing? Give Us a Call

Deck maintenance is key when you’re hoping to enjoy your backyard oasis for years to come. Pool deck resurfacing services can restore your aging deck before top-side wear and tear lead to structural damage. 

Do you need pool deck resurfacing in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo? Stephen Lewis Painting can help. Contact us and let us know what services you’d like to schedule and we’ll get in touch right away.