Surrounding your pool with concrete decking can create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. While you want enough decking around the pool to make it easy to get in and out of the water, a spacious, well laid out deck can transform your yard into an exciting entertainment space.
Why Choose Concrete Decking?
Concrete is an excellent material for decks because it is durable in all kinds of weather. While it can be applied with a broom finish, it can also be imprinted and colored to look like tile, brick, natural stone, or even wood. While it bears the appearance of other materials, it avoids some of the shortcomings:
- Unlike wood, it does not mold or rot.
- Unlike flagstone or bluestone, it does not reach an uncomfortable temperature level and can be made cooler by coloring it in light tones.
- Unlike brick, it can be made slip resistant by adding nonskid grit into the mixture.
Colors and Patterns to Suit Your Design
Since the material can be enhanced by stamping designs and patterns and by coloring it, your pool designer can use concrete decking to give your home a high-end, custom look. Using the proper powdered pigments, stains, and antiquing agents, your pool deck can reflect the style and color of your home or present its own distinctive look. Through the use of molded concrete of different shapes and hue, the designer can add contrasting borders to define spaces.
Concrete Pavers for Beauty and Convenience
Concrete can also be formed in molds to make pavers, a popular configuration around pools. The joints between them absorb the moisture, which makes them cool to the touch. They are also resistant to chlorine and salt while being slip resistant. They can be produced in different textures that are comfortable to the feet and that have enough traction that they go beyond ADA requirements. The pavers can even be used to craft seating, built-ins, or planter boxes to tie in the pool with your landscaping.
Pavers also offer the advantage that they can be individually replaced in case they become damaged or stained, or if plumbing or wiring underneath them needs to be replaced. They are a great choice if you want to add on additional deck or patio space at a later time, as they can integrate with existing materials for a seamless installation. While concrete pavers can be more expensive at the onset, these advantages, plus low maintenance and resistance to cracking and settling makes them an excellent investment.
If you are remodeling an existing pool or putting in a brand new one, contact Crystal Utah for a consultation about adding concrete decking that is both beautiful and functional.