Why Liquid Limestone Is Better for Your Pool Deck Than Exposed Concrete Aggregate

Homeowners who would like to construct a new pool may be wondering about what type of pool deck they should construct. This article discusses why you should choose a liquid limestone pool deck instead of an exposed aggregate deck.

Ease of Installation

The process of constructing an exposed aggregate pool deck is very complicated and lengthy. For instance, you need to pour the concrete and let it set for a while. Afterwards, you have to sandblast the surface layers in order to expose the aggregates beneath. Alternatively, a retarder can be sprayed on the concrete that has just been poured. The concrete can then be washed using a strong jet of water in order to remove the finer materials on the surface of the concrete so that the aggregates can be exposed. The complexities of this process may increase the labour cost of the installation.

The process of installing a liquid limestone pool deck isn't as complicated as that of laying an exposed aggregate deck. Crushed limestone is mixed with cement and water before pouring the mix at the site. The deck cures in a short time and is ready to be used.

Temperature Control

The temperature of an exposed aggregate pool deck usually fluctuates with the changes in the ambient temperature. Consequently, the pool deck can become very hot in case you walk barefooted on it during the hot hours of the day as you go to swim in the pool.

Liquid limestone decks are a better option because their temperature doesn't change as much as that of exposed aggregate decks. The limestone will remain cool even when the ambient temperature is very high.

Safety Hazards

Chances are high that some members of your family, such as the kids, will want to play around the pool before taking a dip in the water. Such family members stand a higher chance of sustaining serious injuries in case they trip and fall on an exposed aggregate pool deck. This is because the large aggregates can do more damage to any exposed skin as compared to the smaller particles of a liquid limestone deck.

As you can see from the discussion above, liquid limestone is a better material to use during the construction of a pool deck. You should find an experienced contractor to construct that deck for you so that you can enjoy the benefits above. That expert will also address any other concerns that you may have about this material.