Taking the plunge

New pool deck installation from Carolina Pool Plastering
As we get midway through the summer, many swimming pool owners are resigned to the fact that they need a new pool deck, and that perhaps the whole pool needs a facelift. This is a major step because change comes slowly for many of us and it is a challenge to come to the conclusion that you are ready to have your private retreat renovated. Beyond summoning the will to make the change, you feel a level of consternation surrounding the important choice of hiring the right pool contractors for your project.

Choosing the right pool builders

There is a lot more to pool renovation than just choosing a great design. There are many things that go on behind the scenes that will have a direct impact on how you and your guests will enjoy your pool for decades to come. In other words, you cannot underestimate the importance of hiring a pool contractor who has the experience, skills, and resources to make your vision a reality. Choosing the right pool company goes far beyond making sure that the contractor has all the necessary licenses and insurance.

Pool deck materials

More pool decks have been made of poured concrete than any other material. However, this is changing because of advances in materials and tiles and pool design over the past decade or so. Severe weather conditions have exposed so of the deficiencies of concrete such as cracking and the complexity of even simple repairs. The creation of, and the emphasis on permeable paving is also a major factor that is driving changes here. More than any other factor, the use of natural paving materials in lieu of poured slabs has overtaken the pool deck world. Design changes that utilize perimeter overflow pools and their small invisible gutters are also driving new ideas for expanded use of exotic hardwoods. What has not changed are the characteristics of pool deck materials that work the best such as:

  • Decking materials that resist excessive heat absorption
  • Materials that are slip resistant
  • Decking materials that are easy on bare feet
  • Decking materials that are resistant to freeze/ thaw degradation

Checking out your pool company

Hiring the most skilled pool builders is important because the demolition work that goes into chipping out the old plaster is delicate. Too many pool companies lack the years of experience and knowledge necessary to avoid causing damage to the structure of the pool, or to avoid exposing the underlying reinforcing steel. Your pool contractor must be able to remove all of the old and deteriorated material before they can apply a bonding coat to the surface.

This work requires major down time and significant expense; you need it done right the first time because who can afford the expense of resurfacing their pool every few years? In order to avoid the pitfalls that are common to pool renovation, take your time to choose your pool renovation company. Check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and only take bids from the highest rated firms with extensive experience in the industry and in the region.

One of the best pool contractors in Charlotte, NC

Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to maintain, repair, and remodel your pool. This includes the deck, tile, and surrounding areas. Be sure to ask them about their many options and ideas for decks. A beautiful deck will create beautiful comfort zones and extend your entertainment space, increasing the value of your home or business. If you were wondering how to choose a Charlotte pool company, start with a call to Carolina Pool Plastering for a consultation design ideas for your pool and your new pool deck.


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