Ottawa Pool Sealing & Staining

It is no secret that you shouldn’t run around an in-ground pool. When wet, an exposed concrete surface becomes incredibly slippery. In addition to keeping a pool clean, it is important to ensure that surrounding areas are safe. When you seal a concrete pool deck, it becomes slip resistant, as well as protecting materials from damage, keeping them in good condition and looking great. Calling an expert for your Ottawa pool sealing and staining works to protect concrete but it also enhances the colour and prevents staining.

Why You Should Seal Your Pool Deck

A pool deck sealer is a protective layer that can be added to concrete. The goal of these sealants is to keep pool water and moisture out of the vulnerable spaces between slabs. Concrete is a tough material but it is also porous. When you want to preserve the look and condition of everything from coloured concrete to stamped concrete, there are plenty of reasons that a sealant is right for you:

Mold & Mildew: Invasive growth like mold and mildew are common in damp, dark areas and the spaces between concrete fits this bill. Concrete is a porous material, which means moisture can sit inside these pores, allowing mold to grow in the grooves and crevices of poolsides. This will degrade materials and create slippery surfaces.

Slips & Falls: Untreated concrete becomes risky for a wide range of reasons. As water sits in the pores of concrete it create a slippery surface and the addition of mold and mildew will only increase that slip factor. When sealed, water beads on top of concrete, preventing it from entering doors and creating a slide resistant surface.

Stains: Porous materials stain easily! This can mean metal stain from barbecues or furniture, rings left behind from plant pots but it can also mean organic pool stains. Prolonged exposure to UV rays or harsh chemicals and salt applied during the winter season can cause fading or weakening, which lead to breaks. Cleansers can be used to reduce these discolourations but over time it can become impossible to remove pool stains. A concrete sealer for pool decks can help to protect the condition and appearance of your poolside.

Curb Appeal: Your pool should be functional but it should also be visually appealing. Staining concrete can help to add a bit of colour and personality to your space. From high gloss variations to matte materials, creating your ideal swim space is easier than ever.

There is no question that sealing a pool is beneficial to the overall look, condition and safety of your swim space. Whether you are adding a new sealant or are hoping to reseal an existing space, there is never a bad time to treat your pool deck. If you are wondering whether or not your pool needs to be resealed, there is a simple test that you can do: spray it with water! If water beads on concrete, it is still sealed but if it soaks into cracks and crevices or into concrete, it is time for another application.

Puddle Pool Services: Sealing Pools Throughout the Ottawa Area

When applied properly, a proper sealant can help to improve the look of your pool space and it can extend the lifespan of your concrete. Instead of just pouring sealers on, it is important to ensure proper application that keeps water out but still allows it to pass through, along with proper airflow to dry and ventilate the areas between slabs. Applying a sealer to newly installed pool concrete can reduce efficiency and lead to unexpected damage. It is important to wait until pools are fully cured before staining or sealing concrete.

Consult a Puddle Pro about the benefits of a solvent based sealer versus acrylic sealers and the best way to reseal areas as needed. It is important to know which sealers were used originally before reapplying, as certain chemicals in sealants clash, creating adverse chemical reactions. Just like paint, applying a sealer without sanding away underlying treatments can result in flaking, peeling and poor visuals.

Experienced Puddle technicians are able to create treatment plans according to the weather conditions around your pool, age, condition and style. Fully insured technicians offer peace of mind and excellent results for first time pool staining and sealing, as well as reapplications.

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Erin Copeland
5 out of 5

We own a commercial property with an indoor pool and hot tub. We switched over pool maintenance companies about 6 months ago, from another company in Ottawa to Puddle Pools. We have been incredibly impressed with the service that we receive from both Zach and Richard. They have been incredibly responsive to all of our questions and are quick to take action whenever we encounter an issue, whether it is big or small. They also perform weekly routine maintenance on our pool and spa and they are always on time, courteous, professional and dependable. We are so happy to have found Puddle Pools and highly recommend them!

5 out of 5

Called Puddle Pools Ottawa and consulted about changing out old for a new pool liner. Richard and Zachary answered all of my questions and earned my business. We couldn’t be happier so far! They did great and the pool looks amazing!

Akram Saleh
5 out of 5

My experience with Puddle Pools was nothing short of spectacular, a true highlight in my homeownership journey. Initially, I was on the fence about who to trust with my pool liner replacement, especially given the tricky timing towards the end of fall last year. Yet, Puddle Pools stood out not just for their competitive quotes but for their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Zach, my point of contact, was a pivotal figure throughout this process. He epitomized professionalism and warmth, making what could have been a stressful endeavor feel like a walk in the park. His prompt responses and understanding nature underscored the company's customer-first ethos, making me feel valued and heard at every turn. The reasonability of their quotes was the first sign that I had struck gold with Puddle Pools. In a sector where costs can spiral, their straightforward and fair pricing was a welcome change. It’s refreshing to find a company that aligns its interests so closely with those of its clients, ensuring you get the best bang for your buck. The quality of their work speaks volumes, proving that they don't just meet expectations—they soar above them. Given the stellar outcome of the liner replacement, I didn't hesitate to entrust them with the installation of a pool safety cover. Once more, they exceeded my expectations, reinforcing my decision to look nowhere else for pool-related services. In summary, if you're in Ottawa and pondering over pool services, let me save you some time: Puddle Pools is the answer. Their blend of exemplary service, fair pricing, and superior work quality places them a cut above the rest. I'm beyond satisfied with their service and eagerly anticipate continuing this relationship for all my pool needs. A heartfelt thank you to Zach and the Puddle Pools team for a remarkable job well done!

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5 out of 5

Had puddle pool to do our in-ground pool liner. Great service, Richard and Zach was very helpful and they explained how the work is going be and it was a hassle free experience from them and just got our pool ready on time. Thank you so much for you quick service. I will be recommending puddle pools to our friends

Patrick Ferreira
5 out of 5

Richard was the representative that came to close our family pool. Richard was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and had tremendous patience for every question I had. He responded with detailed responses and took the time to show me what he was explaining. Would strongly recommend this company for all your pool openings and closing! Have already asked to be placed on the list for the next fall closing.

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