Choosing the right decking can instantly improve the look of your pool area and the choice you make should be coordinated with your tile and pool finish. Some of the important questions to ask when evaluating materials are: Will it be cool to the touch? Will it become slippery when wet? Will it be comfortable to walk on? Concrete and paving stones are two frequently used materials but no matter what style you are looking for, the finishes and textures available are virtually endless.
Concrete is a popular material for pool decks and is a more affordable option that tile, brick or stone. Add a touch of your own personality by choosing to have color added or even a stamped design. To help create a slip-resistant finish, you can add texture to the surface. While simple and cost effective, concrete can crack or fade over time so regular maintenance is important to keeping your concrete deck looking beautiful.
Pavers are commonly used for in-ground pools because they are available in so many different shapes, sizes and textures. Two types of pavers pool owners can choose from are natural and manufactured. Natural pavers typically cost more than manufactured pavers, but add a more high-end look to your pool. Some of the more common types of paver materials are stone, brick, travertine and slate. In addition to being low maintenance, pavers are also very slip-resistant.