It is what turns your dream pool into a reality, for which reason you should choose wisely. The perfect deck can transform your outdoor space into something spectacular. Pool decking can be done using a variety of materials, such as concrete, pavers and porcelain. The design and type of material you use will have a huge impact on the overall pool design. Each type of material has its own set of safety, maintenance and price benefits.
To learn more about how and what materials you should choose for pool decking, seek the help of our Design Consultant at GEORGIA POOLS. He/she can guide you in making your dream pool into a reality.
What to Consider When Choosing a Pool Deck
There are a number of things to consider before you decide on the type of deck you want for your inground swimming pool. For example, do you want your pool area to be a place for cooling off or do you intend to soak up the heat? Will your choice of materials make the deck slippery or comfortable to walk on?
Apart from the touch and feel of the deck, you also want to consider the level of maintenance your deck will need. Most of the times, picking a cheaper option for pool decking could translate to a lot more maintenance down the road. Similarly, choosing an expensive option could make it easier to care for and thus, you will save on maintenance in the long run.
Concrete Pool Decking
This option isn’t quite popular as it used to be, but it still is one of the most economical choices. Concrete is a versatile material because it allows you to design your deck in multiple ways, such as add color, imitate the look of natural materials or simply stamp a design onto it. Concrete is also much safer for use because you can add texture so that it becomes non-slippery. On the other hand, concrete is high maintenance because after a while it can start to fade and crack. For this reason, regular maintenance is required to keep it in shape.
Paver Pool Decking
This option requires you to pave your pool deck with stone, tile or concrete bricks. The materials are used to create a variety of designs in different shapes and sizes. There are many natural pavers available, such as stone and slate, and you can opt for manufactured pavers as well. Natural pavers will allow you to give your pool a more enhanced look, though it can be more expensive. Stone, brick, travertine and slate are common choices that are slip-resistant and require little maintenance.
Spray Pool Decking
This option is quite popular because it is long-lasting and durable, like concrete, but a lot cooler to the touch. A spray pool deck is slip-resistant because it’s quite textured. It’s available in a range of colours and is durable as well. Maintenance is easy because it can be cleaned with soap and water.
Porcelain Pool Decking
This option is relatively new and has been trending recently. A finished porcelain pool deck can be elegant and beautiful in appearance, while being durable as well. Manufacturers of porcelain tiles are able to make it look like a variety of materials, such as stone, wood and marble. For this reason, it’s quite popular because homeowners have many design options to choose from.
Get A Free Consultation From GEORGIA POOLS Today!
If you are still debating what type of pool decking you should opt for, feel free to contact our Design Consultant. They can help you pick out a suitable design and material by showing you samples of each. GEORGIA POOLS is here to make your dream pool into a reality!