Do it Yourself Pool Deck Repair


To achieve durability and traction, pool decks are typically made of concrete with a textured surface. Pool decks, however, are not impervious to damage, and cracks and chips can sometimes occur in the concrete. Repair this damage with a pool deck patch mixture as soon as possible, before the problem worsens. Pool deck patches come in kits with a pigmented powder and a liquid bonding agent that you must mix together. Choose from a variety of colors to match the color of your deck.

Things You'll Need

  • Pool deck patch kit
  • Plastic bucket
  • Spatula
  • Sponge
  • Hammer (optional)
  • Chisel (optional)
  • Putty knife
  • Trowel
  • Empty the container of patching powder and the bottle of liquid bonding agent into a plastic bucket.

  • Mix the powder and bonding agent with a spatula and gradually add water until you achieve a thick, goopy consistency.

  • Repair cracks by spreading the patching material into and over the cracks with your hand. Make sure you force the patch into the crack.

  • Clean excess patching from the surface using a damp sponge so only the filled crack remains. Keep the sponge clean to prevent residue from building up on the surface.

  • Fill holes with the patching material using a putty knife or trowel. If necessary, use a hammer and chisel to remove any loose or crumbling bits before adding the patch. Spread patching material into and over the hole like frosting.

  • Create pocks in the patch with your finger that mimic the texture of the pool deck.

  • Dip a trowel in water and skate it over the surface to level the patched area. Use the wet sponge to clean any excess.

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