Adding a new pool deck or if you are choosing to refinish your current pool deck, you should have a coating applied. Concrete pool deck coatings offer a non-slip footing as well as retaining less heat. This means you and your family can walk on it more comfortably anytime of day. In addition, you can choose a stamped overlay that will give you the look of stone, tile, brick and other materials. There are also colored stains to help you create a custom pool deck for your home.