Adding a pool to your backyard is exciting and it may feel like you have a million decisions to make about the design of your outdoor space. One of the decisions you’ll need to make is about the decking surrounding your pool.
When talking about decking, generally homeowners think about wood and composite materials as their options, but pool “decking” simply refers to the area surrounding the pool. That area could be made of concrete, pavers, brick, wood or composite.
However, each material has their own pros and cons.
Concrete pool decks are one of the most popular options available to homeowners. Concrete is a fairly economical option that creates a clean, modern look.
Concrete decks are great surrounding a pool because the surface does not become overly hot during the heat of summer, and they are available in several different colors. However, concrete can become slippery when wet if it is not textured enough.
Pavers and Brick
Pavers and brick are another great solution for pool decks, creating a beautiful and functional space surrounding your pool. Pavers can create the feeling of a patio around your pool, rather than just a functional edge surrounding the pool.
Pavers or brick create a truly timeless look surrounding your pool, but can be more costly than concrete or wood so cost is something to consider.
Wood or Composite
Wood decking is another great option surrounding your pool, as it is economical and looks great.
There are many varieties of wood available at different price points, so choosing something to fit within your preference and budget is easy.
Composite decking is another great option, with the same look and feel of wood, but with less maintenance. For composite decking make sure to choose something with a texture to it to prevent slips and falls.
North American Deck & Patio Can Help With Pool Deck Installation in Maryland
Choosing a pool deck material is an important part of your overall pool design. At North American Deck and Patio, we are experts in our field and would love to help you create the perfect pool deck for your outdoor space.
If you are ready to discuss your pool deck installation in Maryland, give us a call today to get started!