Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: need to extend pool decking, hopefully match kool-deck coat

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    33

    need to extend pool decking, hopefully match kool-deck coat

    We have a situation where we bought a home w/ a pool and very old hot tub sitting on a square section of the decking. We rid ourselves of the hottub and purchased a pergola to go onto the square area. However, the square section of decking is 10' x 10' and the pergola is 10' x 12'. I included pictures to help display the situation. First of all, is this something that looks like a basic job that your general DIY'er can do? I only need to extend the concrete by two feet by 10 feet, so it doesn't seem like much. The harder part will likely be matching the existing kool-deck coating. Any suggestions or warnings?







    35+ year old 16 x 30 oval, depth 4 ft to 8 ft, in ground concrete pool approx 17,000 gallons-using BBB method

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887
    It is very unlikely that you will be able to get an exact match to the deck color, even if you purchase the same color of the same product that was used previously. Still, a reasonably close match would probably look fairly reasonable. If you want a different visual effect you could run a 1 foot addition around three sides of the existing pad and coat it in a contrasting color. Or you could just rotate the pergola 90 degrees so it extends over the existing deck and not bother expanding the deck.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Butterfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    10,045
    That looks like it will be a wonderful addition! If you don't mind, where did you buy your pergola? Did you have to assemble it yourself?

    Please post some pics after you finish


    Joyce
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

    ~ One should not use a sledge hammer to swat a mosquito. ~

    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry
    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    28,395
    Matching up masonry surfaces is almost impossible. Adding a type of border (could be even brick pavers or some other contrasting material) like you meant to do that from the beginning looks a little nicer to me.

    It is still a good DIY project but I would not try to match the existing finish but rather contrast it.

    I assume shortening the pergola is not what you want....that would be the easiest of all

    Now, I have a question. What software did you use to superimpose your dimensions onto the picture? I could have used that very handy trick many times but I simply don't know how.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    33
    Thanks for all of the great replies! Possibly a very good idea to give it a border look instead of trying to match it. Although i did find this product, i'm just not sure how well it would match a kool deck that has been in the sun for several years.

    jjparrish - i bought it over a year ago from Sam's on clearance for 400$. Just now getting around to putting it together. Check ebay though. Lot's of listings supprisingly! Search "Bella Lago".

    duraleigh - an autocad pro would laugh at my dimensional drawings, but hey, it works. I just used photoshop and applied text layers and such.
    35+ year old 16 x 30 oval, depth 4 ft to 8 ft, in ground concrete pool approx 17,000 gallons-using BBB method

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rocklin, Ca
    Posts
    467
    dolemite,

    I'm a mechanical engineer and drive a cad system all day. I think you overlays are pretty cool.

    I also think the contracting surface idea would look best.

    Kevin
    11000 Gals, Intelliflo, Sta-Rite Cartridge, Polaris 360

    Pool I built in my old house: my-new-pool-build-t4534.html

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •