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The best paint for South Florida pool decks
March 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Pool with wooden pool deck

Your choice of pool deck paint isn't just about aesthetic appeal.

The pool deck is one of those surfaces that experience constant wear from foot traffic and the regular splashes from chlorinated water. Additionally, a plain concrete pool deck can be hazardous since it gets super slippery when wet.

As such, it’s important to choose your pool deck paint carefully. We can help.

At UCI Paints, we’re a specialty paint manufacturer serving southern Florida and other regions with similar climate conditions across the world. Since 1970, we have been one of the leading paint manufacturers of top-quality paints, waterproofing systems, and deck coatings in Florida.

South Florida requires special considerations when it comes to paint

The weather in southern Florida is quite different compared to other regions in the U.S. There’s a lot more sunshine and humidity here. Plus, there’s salt from the ocean perpetuating the atmosphere.

Under these conditions, regular paint will easily chip off in a short time. That’s why at UCI Paints, our coatings are made differently. They are specifically built to stand up to the unique weather conditions in Florida.

What makes a good pool deck paint?

Looking to give your pool deck a fresh coat? No doubt you already have a lot of pool deck paint ideas. But before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right coating. The best type of paint for a pool deck depends on the material of the pool deck surface. Using anything else will simply not last long.

The right pool deck coating will have the necessary qualities to ensure the surface looks good and functions properly. These include:

1. Anti-slip properties

The last thing you want is a paint job that does nothing to reduce the slipperiness of the pool deck surface. Go for a coating with slip-resistant properties. If you can’t find one, talk to your local painting contractor about the possibility of adding anti-slip additives into the paint formulation.

2. Chemical resistance

Before applying a coat on your pool deck, make sure it possesses the necessary properties to resist chlorine and other chemicals frequently used in your pool. These include sanitizers, oxidizers, and water balancers.

3. Color

Lighter colors reflect more light, which means they don’t absorb as much heat from the sun compared to darker colors. Why is this important? Because you’re likely to use your pool more during the warmer months.

Painting your pool deck a dark color means the surface can retain more heat, which is not conducive, especially if you and your family members will be walking on it barefooted.


Another important consideration with paint color is design cohesion. Whatever color you choose should pair nicely with the color scheme used for the rest of the property.

UV resistant

If your pool is constantly exposed to sunlight, you’ll need a deck paint that can resist wear from the sun’s UV rays. Get an idea of the product’s longevity and durability by checking online reviews.

Mold and mildew resistance

There will be lots of water getting onto your pool deck. You definitely want a paint job that can prevent the growth of molds and mildew. In addition to being unsightly, these growths can become super slippery when wet.

Contact UCI Paints for top-quality pool deck coatings in Florida

At UCI Paints, we can help transform your paint deck pool ideas into a vivid reality. As a family-owned business with over 30 years of experience, we know what it takes to deliver an outstanding pool deck coating job that you can be proud of, for years to come.

Reach out now by calling 954-581-6060 or through our contact form. You can also get in touch via email at