Having a pool is a great way for an apartment complex to attract tenants, but it can also be a source of liability. It's important to make your apartment's pool as safe as possible in order to reduce the risk that tenants will be injured while enjoying it. One way to do this is to have your concrete pool deck resurfaced using rubber granules, which are naturally non-slip even while wet.

However, resurfacing your apartment's pool deck goes further than making your pool safer for your tenants to use. To learn about three other benefits that resurfacing can provide, read on.

1. Provides a Comfortable Walking Surface

A common way to make a concrete pool deck non-slip is to spread aggregate across its surface soon after it has been poured. The tiny stones dramatically increase friction on the concrete surface, making it much less slippery. Unfortunately, the stones also give the concrete surface a very rough texture. It's not comfortable to walk on. This is especially true for children, who often have more sensitive feet.

You won't encounter this problem when you use rubber granules to make your apartment's pool deck non-slip. The granules add a fair amount of cushioning to the surface, making it much more comfortable to walk on than concrete with aggregate added. In addition, rubber granules also make the pool deck cooler. Air is able to easily circulate around the spaces between the rubber granules, which keeps them comfortably cool even in direct sunlight.

2. Helps Protect the Underlying Concrete

Air circulating through the gaps between rubber granules also carries an additional benefit: it helps protect your concrete from water damage. Concrete pool decks are exposed to quite a bit of water. Splashes from the pool can create puddles of standing water on the surface, and evaporation from the pool makes the surrounding area much more humid. With the increased humidity, puddles of standing water on the concrete surface won't evaporate as quickly.

Resurfacing your apartment's pool deck with rubber granules speeds up the rate at which water evaporates, which protects the concrete underneath it. When water is splashed onto the surface, it coats the rubber granules and is exposed to the air. Water will flow along the slope of your concrete pool deck, becoming broken up by rubber granules along the way. The end result is that the pool of water now has a much larger surface area, which causes it to evaporate more quickly than if it were splashed onto bare concrete. When water evaporates quickly, it doesn't have as much time to cause damage to your pool deck.

3. Allows You to Create Colorful Patterns on the Ground

The rubber granules used for pool deck resurfacing are available in numerous colors, and applying them is as easy as mixing them with an adhesive and troweling them onto the concrete surface. This means that you can create designs on your pool deck in a manner similar to using Perler beads — the commercial pool deck resurfacing contractor simply adheres different-colored rubber granules to your pool deck. You can create stripes or other patterns on your pool deck to increase your apartment's visual appeal, and you can even put your logo or kid-friendly cartoon characters on your pool deck using rubber granules.

Overall, the primary reason to resurface your apartment's pool deck with rubber granules is to make the surface non-slip. It makes your pool considerably safer for both children and adults. However, pool deck resurfacing also makes the surface more comfortable and makes it more visually appealing compared to bare concrete. If you think that resurfacing would be a good option for your apartment complex, contact a commercial pool deck resurfacing service in your area and ask about the price to have your apartment's pool resurfaced.