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Pool Deck Revitalization for Old Kool Deck Surfaces – Kansas City

Old Kool Deck surfaces seam to have worn out their welcome in the Kansas City metro.  It seems more and more we are getting request to repair kool deck (cool deck) concrete surfaces around pools.  There are a couple of reasons traditional kool deck systems have failure issues.

  1. Kool Deck was designed to be put on when the concrete was green.  This has caused some bonding issues
  2. Traditional Kool Deck has somewhat of a coral texture and there is no way to seal it from the elements.  This allows water to go inside the pours and freeze/expand in the winter….blowing it up.

Here is an example of a pool with Kool Deck that we fixed with a Miracote overlay

Grinding Kool Deck off a pool with a Lavina Grinder

Grinding Kool Deck off a pool with a Lavina Grinder

The old overlay is ground off as best as possible, making sure to detect areas that have a weak bond.

Kool Deck removal , repair on pool deck

Kool Deck removal , repair on pool deck

As much of the old overlay needs to be removed as possible.  One way to detect if the old overlay is not bonded is to knock on it and listen for hollow spots.  This particular pool took over 5 days to grind with a commercial machine.  After grinding the pool needs to be washed extensively with a pressure washer and primed for a new overlay.

New Miracote overlay with knockdown texture

New Miracote overlay with knockdown texture

The new overlay has been installed.  We use the Miracote system which is a highly flexible overlay system.  The texture is knockdown.

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Kansas City pool decks are ready for use!!!

After an extremely long winter and cool spring with a lot of rain, many people are just now getting their pool deck opened up. Upon examining the concrete I would bet that winter has taken it’s toll on many concrete pool decks around the area. If this is the case with your pool deck…there is hope. A concrete overlay might be just the thing to make your concrete deck the talk of the neighboorhood. These concrete overlays will also give your feet a break from the heat too since most every overlay material out there is a polymer modified product your temperature of your concrete can be reduced usually around 25%. Most people refer to this application as cool deck or kool deck, which is an older technology that is not put down much anymore.

I hope this helps anyone looking for solutions. Remember if your concrete is sunk and/or heaved and has structural issues it needs to be torn out and replaced.