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Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Posted by deckard12 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 11:31

I'm going with a salt water pool and wondering how well spraydeck holds up with it.

Any experience with this combination?

I'm in Houston where it gets around 500 degrees in the summer and I need decking that won't melt our feet. :)

Thanks in advance!


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Properly done, it will not be a problem.

Scott


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Thanks again poolguynj... what about flagstone coping and salt water? Does the flagstone require sealing from the get-go and every X # of years?

What if you don't seal it?


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

It depends on the stone. Oklahoma is reported to be significantly softer than the Penn I see here. the Penn has no problems but the Oklahoma has been reportedly needed sealing.

Basic rule when selecting stone. If you can scratch it with a nail and it leaves a white line, pass on it. A gray line or no line is OK.

Sealants vary by region. I encourage discussing with the stone dealers and avoiding the big box store stuff.

Scott


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Thanks for the info / help. Much appreciated.


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Have spraydeck and salt out here in Arizona for 6 years. No problem with it at all. But walk on it in the summer with bare feet, too hot for my feet.


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Hi neilaz.

Thanks for your posting and info.

Are you saying even the spraydeck gets too hot in summertime? You guys reach about 110 degrees?

What color is your spraydeck?


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Any surface gets hot when the sun is blazing on it at high temps. Spray deck is the coolest choice. You absolutely have to seal and reseal and reseal flagstone if you have a salt water pool. Spray deck is not really affected, particularly if a polyurethane sealant is used on it.


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RE: Spraydeck and salt water pool?

Our spraydeck is a tan light tan. The only way to keep a deck cool in 100 is to install a sprinkler system in or around the deck. I have seen a cement paver deck that had sprinklers installed in it to keep cool. That and shade is your only cool friend.


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