Deck cover advice

 G'day all

I've been asked to quote on building a pontoon roughly 3m x 2m which will be moored for kids to swim out to and play on etc. 

I'll be fabricating from ali but of course there's the problem of heat during the day and I'd like to avoid the kids getting burnt feet etc when they climb on. 

Can anyone suggest a product that doesn't cost a fortune that I can fix to the top that will absorb the heat. 

Cheers

Andy 

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 Cheers mate, I'd thought of

Sun, 2019-10-27 20:28

 Cheers mate, I'd thought of carpet but my concern with that is getting covered in bird shit. It needs to be something that will self wash if you like when the kids are playing on it. 

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Perhaps check out a few of

Sun, 2019-10-27 23:21

Perhaps check out a few of the existing pontoons. They use plastic. Know there’s one a Coogee and Jurien Bay 

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 Cheers mate, lol we're

Mon, 2019-10-28 06:36

 Cheers mate, lol we're actually replacing a plastic one we had up there, the mooring broke and it floated off as was smashed up against the seawall. 

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 Yeah, saw the one at

Mon, 2019-10-28 08:06

 Yeah, saw the one at Jurien.  Washed into the beach.  Pretty freaky conditions though.  Don't know if it dragged the mooring or it broke.  That pontoon's deck is pretty standard though.

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 I'm actually going to look

Mon, 2019-10-28 08:18

 I'm actually going to look into a poly deck, there's a company called Dotmar that specialises in plastics etc will see what they have.

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 Was just at coogee yesterday

Mon, 2019-10-28 05:43

 Was just at coogee yesterday they were using the same grate that is used on floating jetties., maybe that's an option not sure on cost but it would last well. 

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Ply n Kiwi grip

Mon, 2019-10-28 07:11

Too easy Andy .  

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 Bunnings do a plastic fake

Mon, 2019-10-28 07:36

 Bunnings do a plastic fake timber decking, should last & be easy to clean.

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 Cheers fellas, some good

Mon, 2019-10-28 08:19

 Cheers fellas, some good ideas there.

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 Plastic decking gets hot

Tue, 2019-10-29 07:28

 Plastic decking gets hot when in the sun, etch prime and non skid deck paint, the water coming off them will cool it enough I would have thought.

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the old fake lawn

Tue, 2019-10-29 10:47

nice plush fake lawn glued on?
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 How is the ramp at Seabird

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:20

 How is the ramp at Seabird Andy are you able to get your boat in yet or still waiting for a it more sand. 

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 Not sure mate haven't been

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:52

 Not sure mate haven't been up for a few weeks, I'm furiously trying to fix my pots before the end of the month lol. I reckon it won't be far away once the souwesters start.

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 I'm thinking ststt if

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:45

 I'm thinking ststt if December but if anything maybe a little bit later 

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 Do you have all your parts I

Tue, 2019-11-05 20:50

 Do you have all your parts I have some parts at home I have been lazy haven't built any pots this year. 

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 I think so, cheers for that

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:26

 I think so, cheers for that will be in touch if I need anything. I've still got the one I got off you, still going strong.

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Engineered boards

Thu, 2019-11-07 09:25

Andy, the one being built at CPBA appears to have engineered boards......might be worth considering as much cooler than artificial grass  

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Theres a pontoon at hillarys

Thu, 2019-11-07 15:37

 Marina, i can check it if you want

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www.puredecks.com.au/Same as

Fri, 2019-11-08 03:42

www.puredecks.com.au/

Same as a deck?

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 Kiwi grip

Sat, 2019-11-09 19:00

 Kiwi grip

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 Cheers Brody, I reckon that

Mon, 2019-11-11 20:36

 Cheers Brody, I reckon that could be the go. 

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 Well I've won the job, will

Mon, 2019-11-11 20:40

 Well I've won the job, will post some pics of the build etc. I bought a brand new  500i WIA inverter series welder end of June for doing ali and heavier jobs etc. This will be a good test for the unit. 

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