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Pool deck thoughts for (VERY) hot cities

Posted by deckard12 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 23, 12 at 18:55

Heh y'all. I live in Houston and will have a due-west facing pool; thus, it and its decking will be brutalized by the sun. I want something as cool on the feet as possible, looks good, reasonably easy to maintain, and will hold up.

For what it's worth I'm going with salt water pool.

I've been on the fence with spraydeck and stamped concrete/overlay. Was strongly leaning toward spraydeck due to coolness and cost but I've heard several negatives about maintaining it and how well it'll hold up. So now I'm considering stamped concrete/overlay.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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RE: Pool deck thoughts for (VERY) hot cities

Other than shade everything is hot. Arizona is a little hotter than Houston but.... We have had spray deck for six years and the only thing i have done to it is hose it off when it gets dirty.

RE: Pool deck thoughts for (VERY) hot cities

Thanks for the input! Not even any early warning signs showing? That's great - six years on current sprayydecking is a pretty decent lifespan from what I hear. Obviously proper application is a critical component, too.

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