I was here when they installed my pool - and the deck they put in was a regular
concrete deck with a "cool deck" topping. It was splattered on - does not
cover the entire surface - it looked like very thick paint but it had a
"rubber" like feel so you wouldn't slip down. Mine has worn off and needs to
be replaced - also there are places where water has dripped down and left "pock
marks" in the cement.
If you figure out how to make it look better please let me know.