Memorial Day weekend, we colored the patio with a transparent concrete stain.
First we rented a pressure washer to blast away the dirt, then applied the
stain with a garden sprayer. Taping all around the pool and the fence took
a long time!
plain concrete around the pool:
Here's Paul taping under the trees, where we normally have our outdoor bed
and planter boxes with ferns:
We stained the area around the pool Fieldstone, a reddish-tan color:
Under the trees, we used Patina Green to set it off from the rest of the patio.