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Many pool projects start out similar to this one- a pool in the ground with a fence and some rough concrete. At the end of your project however, there will be a pool that everyone can enjoy and cool off in, on those long summer days!


The first step in updating your pool area is to clean up the concrete, and to start the repairs, in order to define the pool area. Next, you'll want to use a polymer concrete to help bring shape to the pool deck. Once the concrete work is finished,you will place your first coat of Durabak smooth at 15 wet mils thickness (to seal the concrete). There will be a second coat of smooth Durabak added shortly after, and then finally you will lay down your third coat of Durabak 18 non-slip to give the colors high UV protection and the pool surface a good non-slip surface to walk on!


Another pool that we did was an Olympic sized pool. We applied two coats of Durabak smooth at 15 wet mils each, and a little silicon carbonate was added to the first 2 layers to add a little more surface tension and stability to the floor coating. A third coat of Durabak 18 non-slip was then added to complete the non-slip, to give the light grey color its high UV protection, and to add chemical resistance against the chlorine air and water the coating was to endure. This coating was installed in 1998 and passed its annual inspection for color, abuse deferment, and overall condition after 17 years of wear and tear. No re-coating was recommended.