I've had some issues with my concrete pool deck- mainly 2 instances of de-lamination of the sealer over two winters, leaving some seriously unsightly marks on the concrete. My PB has agreed to either re-do the concrete or (somewhat) subsidize any new different type of decking. I'm trying to build a list of pros/cons and I wanted to get some feedback from the group as to their experiences with decking. Here's the concerns we have.
Currently we have stamped concrete. It's super slippery, and I have a 16 month-old who absolutely loves the water. He's slipped walking around the pool, and so have I. I don't like how slippery it is when it's wet.
Also our concrete deck is in sun all day during the swimming season. It gets SUPER hot, as in, we have to wear sandals in order to get into the pool.
The PBs concrete guy didn't do a knockout job on the edge either. It looks crappy in spots.
For those of you with pools in super sunny areas, what surface do you have? Or those of you who are experienced builders, what would you recommend to a client who wanted a deck that wasn't slippery and is cooler? (My pool deck is gray in color, I've attached a picture).