If a homeowner's pool is lacking in luster and life, perhaps it's time for an update. New plaster? New decking? New paint? Maybe even a diving board? Check, check, check and why not? Here, we take a look at just some of the products that can help you give the backyard a whole new look.
Roll-On Cement Pool Plaster is a cement-based, waterproofing roll-on pool plaster. It is packaged as a kit and easy to apply with a standard paint roller and smoothed with a MagicTrowel. Suitable for residential, commercial, hot tubs, chlorine and salt water system applications; the coating can also be used to coat and waterproof waterfalls, fountains and concrete ponds. This product is not a pool paint but a true cement-based swimming pool plaster.
sider-crete.com | (888) 743-3750
RenoSys RecDeck PVC flooring is designed to encapsulate, make slip-resistant and waterproof any deck area. Constructed of a thick, reinforced PVC membrane, RecDeck is the solution for common deck problems including cracking, flaking, delamination, spalling and peeling. Offers an aggressive, slip-resistant texture and a superior anti-fungal formulation. Available in light gray, dark gray and sand. Made in the U.S.
renosys.com | (800) 783-7005
Rico Rock now offers Veneer Stone, a tile that can be used to veneer any concrete surface. The cast stone pieces are made of a dense concrete so they stand up to salt and pool chemicals. Available in 4-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch sizes in four different colors to match any pool décor.
ricorock.com | (888) 717-3100
NPT presents a new, user-friendly app that allows homeowners and pool pros to easily search the NPT collection by size, type, name and color. The app, called NPT, highlights brands like QuartzScapes, StoneScapes and JewelScapes, among others. An excellent complement to NPT's catalogs and brochures, the NPT app allows consumers to pair their product selections and save them as favorites to share with their pool professional. Free download available from the App Store, Windows Store or Google Play.
nptpool.com | (888) 476-7665
HS-1 SL is a one-part self-leveling hybrid polymer sealant developed using SMP technology designed for horizontal expansion joints in swimming pool decks, patios and sidewalks. Just screw on the supplied application tip and apply into the joint by squeezing the foil pouch. No mixing is required prior to use. Its self-leveling qualities eliminate the need for tooling.
deckoseal.com | (800) 542-7665
Featuring patented Eovations technology that allows no water absorption, Deckorators Vault is backed by a warranty that covers water and ground contact. The 25-year structural, stain-and-fade and removal-and-replacement warranty states the boards "may be installed in contact with the ground or submersion in water." Coverage applies to both fresh and saltwater contact.
deckorators.com | (800) 332-5724
Sawed back veneer by Featherock is made from naturally lightweight pumice stone quarried in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Available in silver-gray or charcoal, the sawed back veneer complements any poolscape with its intriguing textures and unique appearance. Unlike manufactured stone veneer, Featherock is 100 percent natural stone — no two pieces are the same. Can be easily cut and sculpted for custom applications.
featherock.com | (818) 882-0300
Dri-Dek's anti-skid, self-draining surface keeps wet floors dry. It's perfect in locker rooms, showers, pool areas and saunas. Just snap the 12-by-12-inch interlocking tiles together to form a custom surface of any length, width or shape. Comes in 12 designer colors. Visit the website for an instant brochure and free samples.
dri-dek.com | (800) 348-2398
Diamond Brite combines natural quartz aggregate, polymer modified cement and non-fading Diamond Quartz in a variety of colors for a pool finish that stands up to the harshest pool environments. Quartz aggregates, smaller than pebble surfaces, create a slip-resistant finish that is comfortable to stand on. Diamond Brite is unaffected by the harshest pool chemicals, resistant to permanent staining and easy to maintain.
sgm.cc | (800) 641-9247
RAMUC Pool Specialty Coating Systems
EP Hi-Build Epoxy protects and beautifies concrete, plaster and fiberglass/gelcoat surfaces. This two-part epoxy is self-priming, rolls easily and renders smoothing qualities on rough surfaces. With up to eight years of service life, it reduces the need to frequently recoat. Blend it with Skid-Tex Additive to create a slip-free surface. Can be used for slides, diving boards, ponds and koi ponds and is available in multiple colors. VOC compliant in the U.S. and Canada.
ramucpoolpaint.com | (800) 745-6756
Pebble Tec is expanding its PebbleBrilliance with four new colors. North Sea (shown above, left) combines a modern organic black stone with aqua, black and clear glass beads to create a gorgeous dark blue water color. Tropicana offers a rich medium blue water color and uses a rainbow of blue glass beads with grey rock. Oasis (shown above, right) offers a vibrant, bright blue water hue. Finally, Shoreline is an earthy finish with a nature-inspired green water color.
pebbletec.com | (800) 937-5058
Belgard's Bullnose Coping is a classic style with a smooth surface that offers many opportunities for applications. It is available in two colors and can be used to surround a pool installation, a step application, walkways, patios or columns. It is an ideal complement to many Belgard pavers including Dublin and Bergerac, creating a cohesive look.
belgard.com | (877) BELGARD
Pentair AmerBrite is a simple way to replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights. Switch out incandescent bulbs without the hassle and cost of replacing the existing Amerlite light fixture. Bulbs fit into the existing housing and package includes bulb assembly, transformer, clamp, basket and IntelliBrite lens. Available in 300-, 400- or 500-watt equivalencies and both 120v and 12v versions.
pentaircommercial.com | (800) 831-7133
Rhino Carbon Fiber
Rhino Carbon Fiber's Concrete Crack Lock stops cracks by locking in both sides of a crack, preventing further movement. Made of carbon fiber, it is designed to structurally repair cracks in swimming pools, spas, concrete decks, foundations and more. Installation is completed in minutes using only a diamond blade and drill. The ultra-thin profile uses less epoxy, making it cost effective and less intrusive.
rhinocarbonfiber.com | (888) 684-3889
The Edge diving board provides a rust-resistant solution for salt-chlorine generator pools. Fits existing steel base jigs and available for use with both 6-foot and 8-foot long diving boards. Manufactured of composite materials, the base comes in white, tan, grey or black to match backyard décor. Also available with an AquaBoard waterfall option.
inter-fab.com | (800) 737-5386
TruOrganics composite decking is popular for its natural-looking hardwood texturing, matte finish and extra wide plank options. Planks feature a double-sided surface — with one side smooth and the other etched with a wood grain — and come in 8- or 16-foot lengths. A hidden fastening system enables quick, DIY installations, and a full, four-sided wrap shield makes messes and stains easy to clean. The collection includes six colors and matching railing systems.
calibamboo.com | (888) 788-CALI
Kelley Technical Coatings
Olympic Zeron epoxy pool coating is a long-lasting finish that provides up to eight years of service from just a single one-coat application. Zeron cures to a very hard, non-porous finish that is not sensitive to pool chemicals, pH imbalance and automatic pool cleaners. Its ceramic-like qualities create a fresh, beautiful appearance that is extremely durable and easy to clean. Zeron is an economical alternative to re-plastering, and a perfect choice for fiberglass.
kelleytech.com | (800) 458-2842
Tired of repainting old decks and repairing cracks in concrete patios? Matéflex multi-purpose flooring for modular decking and outdoor patio flooring is a great solution. Matéflex modular decking can be directly installed over tired or worn wooden deck and concrete patios. Matéflex III's open-grid tiles provide the drainage you need to stay dry. When you cover a deck with Matéflex, you can stop worrying about cracks and slivers and create a safe and functional space, the company says. Available in 16 colors. Boasts a 15-year warranty.
mateflex.com | (844) 244-8464
PolyGrate is a pool perimeter grating that is machined from single sheets of marine-grade HDPE and completely customizable. It can be designed to fit any pool gutter and features a high-friction walking surface to prevent slipping and promote improved drainage. The strength of the PolyGrate also makes it ideal for new or renovated bulkheads. Custom engineered for each project for hassle-free installation. Made in the U.S.
poolequip.com | (800) 287-1588
Miracote has a product for every phase of the pool, spa and fountain construction. MiraPrime Aqua Blok XL is the first line of defense on every water feature by chemically bonding with the structural concrete and shotcrete. MiraFlex Membrane C is a flexible, cementitious, waterproofing membrane with an NSF-61 certification. The membrane provides UV resistance and color stability. And Miracote BC Pro is a single-component, polymeric-modified cementitious coating that promotes adhesion between properly prepared substrates and new plaster finishes.
miracote.com | (310) 886-9100