Pool Decking: Everything You Need to Know

Pool DeckingLet’s start with the basics. The pool deck is the area that surrounds your pool. This area can vary greatly in size and shape, depending upon the pool, the backyard, and any existing landscaping. For some pools the pool deck can be extensive, including the location of a diving board, any slides, space for sun loungers and chairs, and perhaps an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbeque and kitchen area.

In other instances the pool deck might merge seamlessly into a large patio area at the rear of the home that goes right up to the house itself. For other pools the pool deck may be much smaller, acting primarily as a border around the pool itself.

Whatever the size or shape of the pool deck there is always a wide range of materials that can be used to create the perfect pool deck area for your families needs and budget. Materials range from concrete to natural stone, with a range of prices, and also a range of colors and textures. But it isn’t all about cost and look, choosing your pool deck material is also about other practicalities such as durability, ease of maintenance, and the weather of the area you live in geographically.

Sometimes also called a pool patio, the pool deck is an important part of your pool, and it is essential that you take the time and care to ensure it is installed correctly to minimize the need for any repairs in the future. A well installed and maintained pool deck should last for many years to come. To ensure proper installation it is always a good choice to go with a licensed and bonded company, with many years of experience. At Imagine Architectural we are proud to have completed more than 21,000 projects in Arizona, to an extremely high-quality, with exemplary customer service every step of the way. If you are considering a new pool deck or a remodel we would love to hear from you.

If you are planning on installing a new pool, it makes sense to include the pool decking, patio design, and installation at the same time. In fact, the pool decking is an integral part of any pool design and functionality. It can also be a lot of fun to spend time researching the different pool deck materials and styles to create your own unique custom pool deck. As we mentioned, the materials are wide ranging.

Popular materials include concrete and natural stone pavers. Concrete is a very versatile material, and there are a wide range of finishes that you can choose from, many of which increase durability, and make the surface more slip resistant, perfect for a wet pool deck. You may have already heard of some of these and they are all worth researching:

  1. Acrylic Lace
  2. Broom Finished Concrete
  3. Stamped Concrete
  4. Exposed Aggregate

Concrete is also popular as it is affordable and lasts for many many years with regular maintenance.

Another popular material choice for pool decks is natural pavers. The beauty of natural pavers is in their uniqueness, each paver is different, with its own patterns, textures and coloring. Many natural pavers come in warm and neutral tones which work well with the design and architecture of a wide range of homes. The cost of pavers can vary widely, some are definitely more luxurious such as marbella stone pavers which create a real statement.

Whatever the size or shape of your pool deck, or the materials you choose, focusing on the installation process is key. We wish you luck with your project and remember, our expert team of designers and pool deck installation specialists are here to help!