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    Cool Concrete pool deck waht is better stain or epoxy paint

    Looking to enhance my concrete area around the pool. I am not sure what product will hold up the best in a northern climate. Does anyone have recommendations on products epoxy vs stain or something like seal-Krete
    New owner of a house with an In-Ground gunite pool built in 1978 without any upgrades. It is a 17' x 34' 22,500 gallon pool located in New England (home of the NE Patriots) .

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    Re: Concrete pool deck waht is better stain or epoxy paint

    I don't have personal experience with it but I may consider the following when needed:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Pool-Deck.../dp/B006I99IJQ

    It's not a straight application product though - you mix it with paint to obtain your color. Interesting option.
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    Re: Concrete pool deck waht is better stain or epoxy paint

    Stain for sure. Many of the epoxy paints aren't rated for UV exposure or consistently wet environments.
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    Re: Concrete pool deck waht is better stain or epoxy paint

    I can't help with the up north part, as to epoxy paints, there is a LOT of junk out there, this is not to say there is not also a lot of good stuff, but the good stuff costs more, and is often a bit harder to apply (thicker coating, shorter working time, etc.).
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