What Happens If You Leave Your Pool Unprotected?

Taking a dip in the pool is one of the best ways to beat the heat. Swimming pools can be a good place to relax and bond with family members and friends, especially during summer when it is warm and sunny outside.

Investing in products that will protect your pool areas will help in maintaining the longevity of your pool structure and keep it against the elements. Here are some of the damage and issues your pool may experience if you don’t have a protective pool deck sealer added into your pool area.

Carbonation of concrete

Concrete exposed to air is prone to carbonation, which will result in corrosion of the concrete. The carbonation can sometimes happen at a very fast pace, depending on the quality of the concrete. Adding a protective layer on your pool deck reduces the exposure of the concrete to air, slowing down carbonation.

Corrosion from chlorine

Chlorine is the most common chemical used to clean swimming pools and keep them free from bacteria. However, when used excessively, it can cause skin allergies or can even affect your breathing because of its distinctive smell.

Chlorine is corrosive and can damage the concrete around your pool. It can corrode the pool walls and the pool deck. Adding a sealant or a protective layer on your pool deck will help minimize the corrosive effect of chlorine on these structures.

Water damage

If the pool decking system is not protected, the constant water contact it experiences on a daily basis can weaken the internal structure of these systems. Water expands concrete when the two come together, which can result in cracks and pothole formation.

Moist areas will also encourage the growth of molds and fungi, which can damage the concrete and make it slippery (something that will be dangerous especially when there are young kids playing around).

Abrasions and damage from weather conditions

These cracks and chipped corners of the pool may be the result of low-quality concrete used or just unprotected concrete that can no longer withstand the daily foot traffic it experiences.

The changing weather conditions is also another cause of concern. The extreme heat during summer will damage the concrete around your pool if you leave it unprotected. During winter, the pool might be damaged by frost and the changing freeze and thaw conditions, even if it is not being used.

Protect your pool decks

The consequences of not having your pool and its nearby areas protected can be severe. Not only will leaving the pool exposed to the elements damage the concrete, but it can also be the cause of injury or danger to anyone who just wants to enjoy your pool.

Miracote offers state-of-the-art protection for your pool and pool decking systems. Our pool deck solutions ensure your structure’s durability without compromising beauty. It will protect your pools against various elements.

We offer innovative products that come in different colors, textures and patterns. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

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