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4 Ways Pool or Hot Tub Areas Benefit From Duradek
Take your pool or hot tub area to the next level by adding a walking surface that is attractive, durable and easy to maintain. Duradek vinyl membranes provide a walking surface that elevates your outdoor recreation areas and it is the easiest way to add some individuality and style to complement your outdoor design scheme without any labour on your part for upkeep.
Outdoor pools or hot tubs can be one of the most valued and luxurious residential features to have on your property, especially during the hot summer months. Your pool area is meant to be enjoyed and you already have enough work to do to up-keep the actual pool…you deserve to have a pool deck or hot tub surround that serves only as a place of leisure and enjoyment – not another maintenance chore.
4 Reasons to Choose Duradek for Your Pool or Hut Tub Surround
#1 – Duradek vinyl membranes provide a low maintenance, attractive surface.
Unlike wood plank surrounds that require regular multi-stage maintenance to keep up their appearance; concrete surfaces that require re-coating and will still inevitably crack; or outdoor carpet surrounds that hold onto moisture and other organic debris – Duradek is an attractive, low-maintenance finish that can be applied to the concrete surface around a pool area.* Duradek only needs to be installed once and requires no maintenance other than an occasional cleaning for its lifespan, which is often expected to be well over the 10 years it is warranted for. That frees you up from extra chores so you can spend your free time enjoying your pool deck or hot tub surround, not wasting time with annual maintenance.
#2 – Duradek vinyl membranes provide a comfortable, slip-resistant walking surface.
When wood plank surfaces have not been maintained and moisture is allowed to penetrate the wood, the resulting surface can become quite slippery. Alternately, a neglected wood deck when very dry can be a haven for splinters; and in an area where there are a lot of bare feet, splinters will not do! Concrete can be a little rough on tender feet and when you are coming out of a pool it can be a source of many skinned knees and stubbed toes. Outdoor carpet will just hold on to any water and can give you a wet, squishy surface that is very unpleasant for bare feet. Duradek vinyl, particularly in a pattern that has a heavily textured surface, gives a pool area an element of slip resistance and is a lot more comfortable on bare feet than rough concrete or slippery, splintery wood.
#3 – Duradek vinyl membranes bring a clean, contemporary style to your pool or hot tub areas.
While most pool areas all start with a concrete base, they do not have to stay that way. Concrete’s cold, drab appearance around the poolside can be elevated to a stylish lounging area that compliments the rest of your outdoor design scheme. Your pool deck area is a favourite place for lounging, barbecuing and socializing and like many well used places, can be subject to spills. Unprotected wood or concrete can be easily stained and just trying to remove the marks left behind from a spilled cola or mustard on your concrete will be an extremely frustrating exercise. With Duradek’s easy to clean surface, just a simple wipe to remove such spills is all it takes. If wiped up before allowing a stain to set-in, you’d never even know there had been a spill if you had a Duradek surface.
#4 – Duradek vinyl membranes meet building code requirements for chemical-resistance.
Duradek has been tested in accordance with ICC ES Acceptance Criteria for Walking Decks and meets the requirements of AC39 for chemical-resistance, making it suitable for use around pool or hut tub areas. When you are considering coating or surfacing products for your pool deck area, this is an important detail to look at to ensure your surface will not be weakened or discoloured from contact with the pool chemicals.
Whether you are able to enjoy your pool side area only a portion of the year or all year round, using Duradek vinyl as the pedestrian surface on your pool lounging area or hot tub surround provides an attractive surface that requires no maintenance and will last you for many years of pool-side pleasure.
– see what makes Duradek a better option than other traditional methods for your outdoor living space .
Indoor pool areas may require the added benefit
of Duradek’s waterproofing performance.
Contact a Duradek Dealer near you to inquire about keeping your outdoor living space both protected and beautiful with Duradek vinyl membranes.
* Quantitative Moisture Testing is recommended before applying any coating over concrete.