Pool Decking Options for Your Inground Pool
Choosing your pool decking is very important to the customization of your pool because it has a large impact on the look of your outdoor space.
Different materials such as concrete, pavers, and porcelain can drastically change your planned pool design. Each material also has different benefits when it comes to safety, maintenance and price.
Learn more about your pool decking choices with the help of the pool experts at Anthony & Sylvan Pools. We can help you make the right decision for your pool.
Things to Consider When Choosing Your Pool Decking
It’s essential to keep a number of considerations in mind when you’re deciding on pool decking for your new inground pool. For example, consider whether you’d prefer decking that would be cool to the touch, or decking that heats up in the sun. Will it become slippery when wet? Will it be comfortable to walk on, or rough under bare feet?
Another element to consider is the amount of maintenance that you are willing to do on your decking. Sometimes, picking a cheaper option now will lead to more maintenance later. However, choosing a more expensive material could be easier to care for in the future and pay off in the long run.
Popular Pool Decking Options from Anthony & Sylvan Pools
Take a look at some of the most popular pool decking materials available from Anthony & Sylvan Pools, each with its own specific benefits.
Concrete Pool Decking
Although not as popular as it once was, concrete decking is still one of the most economical pool decking options available.
Concrete pool decking also provides a number of customization options such as the ability to add color, stamp a design onto it, or even imitate the look of natural materials. Concrete also allows you to add texture to it, creating a very slip-resistant surface. However, concrete can crack or fade over time so regular maintenance is a must in order to keep it in top shape.
Paver Pool Decking
Paver decking is paving stone, tile, or brick piece of concrete that can be created into a variety of shapes and sizes. This type of decking provides more options when designing a specific look for your pool area.
Anthony & Sylvan Pools offers natural pavers, such as stone or slate, and manufactured pavers. Natural pavers are typically more expensive, but give an elevated or more natural look to your pool. Common paving choices are stone, brick, travertine, and slate. These styles are typically very slip resistant and requires little maintenance.
Spray Pool Decking
Spray decking, also known as Kool Deck, is a very popular choice for pool decking as it is as durable as concrete and significantly cooler to the touch.
Spray decking is highly textured and slip resistant while available in a variety of colors. It is also less prone to cracking and can also be cleaned with soap and water, making maintenance easy.
Porcelain Pool Decking
A recent addition to pool decking, porcelain decking is very popular (creating a lot of buzz) because of its beautiful appearance and durability.
Modern tile manufacturing allows porcelain to take on the look of a variety of materials such as wood, stone and marble, giving you more options when it comes to the design and style of your pool. Porcelain pool decking is currently only available in select markets.
Free Pool Decking Consultation at Anthony & Sylvan Pools
If you are debating what pool decking to choose, Anthony & Sylvan Pools can help. Our designers can show you samples of each material and examples of beautiful pools that incorporated each type of decking.
Call us at (877) 729-7946 or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation with one of our pool experts.