Replace your pool deck before peak season

By Daniel Lawler May 9, 2014 ,


Replace your pool deck before peak season

Replace your pool deck before peak season

If your deck has seen better days, now may be the perfect time to reach out to pool construction services. Regardless of whether the pool is indoor or outdoors, pool decks are exposed to many potentially destructive elements, including water and heavy pool equipment.

It may be tempting to replace the deck on your own. After all, it’s a relatively simple process in theory. Remove the old deck and install the new one. However, consider the details, such as how and where you’ll get rid of the old deck material and whether you’re familiar enough with local regulations regarding commercial pool decks to install the new one properly.

Know the details
When the new deck is installed, it has to follow regulations to ensure pool compliance. Rules include details such as using the right material and the pitch of the overall deck. Pool decks can be challenging because the surface should be smooth, but it should also be non-slip for swimmer safety, according to Recreation Management magazine.

Unless you have experience with deck replacement, it’s better to leave the task to the professionals. These experts will be familiar with local rules and will replace the deck properly and efficiently. Additionally, if the project runs into any trouble, a professional will know what to do and how to handle the situation. If you were to run into a problem taking on the task in-house, resolving the issue may take a longer time and could cost more than simply outsourcing the work from the beginning.

Recognize problems
You may be considering deck replacement based on its aesthetics. However, if you’re thinking about it because of seemingly harmless cracks, you may want to reach out to your local pool company for a consultation. Cracks in the pool deck can lead to bigger problems, especially if it’s an outdoor facility. Water can seep into small crevices and into other areas of the facility, potentially causing serious damage.

Furthermore, pool experts may be able to help you avoid a costly deck replacement by suggesting other resolutions, such as resurfacing or leveling. If you’re unsure of the overall safety of your deck, speaking with a pool company prior to peak season will ensure that your operations run smoothly during the summer months.