Now in your case you could be looking at a brand new pool deck or a new pool deck refinish. If you're doing a new pool deck it's imperative that you not only start with a superior products not the stuff you get off the shelf at Home Depot. As well as a very strong knowledge of concrete finishing.
My sincerest recommendation for someone that is considering creating their own pool deck from scratch be sure you consult or have had much experience and flatwork before doing so. That would be sure you consult or have had much experience and flatwork before doing so. That would definitely not be a beginner's project. However if you're doing resurfacing I would highly encourage you to tackle that project yourself.
If you are doing a resurfacing of your pool deck it's important to know what all of your options are. Knowing what your surface stone is whether it is concrete flagstone or some other type of stone is an imperative piece of choosing the right resurfacing agent. For instance if you have flagstone which is a very beautiful Rock it's important to choose a long-lasting If you live in an environment where cold weather and hot weather rotate seasonally you could see even more wear and tear on your Flagstone. The ice wedging that has a tendency to happen he tends to peel off so the top layers of that flagstone. Again another imperative reason while you want to protect your pool deck you should choose a lacquer or long-lasting finish
Doing it right the first time will prevent you from doing it 2 or 3 times over. Saving you money and more importantly non-recoverable time.