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

dolemite77

Active member
Jun 19, 2007
33
Charleston, SC
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?







 

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,880
Silver Spring, MD
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.
 

Butterfly

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 30, 2007
10,045
South Carolina
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
 

duraleigh

Admin
Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
In The Industry
Apr 1, 2007
32,127
Sebring, Florida
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.
 

dolemite77

Active member
Jun 19, 2007
33
Charleston, SC
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.
 

cobra46

LifeTime Supporter
May 31, 2007
467
Rocklin, Ca
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