Along with the many benefits of a concrete pool deck, the versatility of concrete has opened the door to endless opportunities when it comes to layout and cosmetic choices.
Because you and your guests will spend much more time on the deck surrounding the pool than you will in the pool itself, you should consider the importance of the deck when designing your pool.
There are three objectives you should aim to meet when deciding on pool deck plans. Will it fit in your budget? Is it safe and slip resistant? Is it comfortable on bare feet? You'll find it easier to meet these criteria with concrete.
Concrete is relatively inexpensive. Of course, the price goes up when you jump from regular broom finish to any kind of decorative concrete.
Safety should be top priority and textured concrete provides a slip resistant surface. Since you'll be walking on your pool deck barefoot much of the time, you don't want a surface that's going to wear out the bottom of your feet. Even a standard broom finish can be easy on your feet if it's not finished too rough.
Since pools are typically in the backyard, they aren't easily accessible with heavy equipment. This is one reason why you want to be sure the pool and the pool deck are built to last. What's my best advice? Regardless of the materials you choose, do your homework before selecting a contractor. Get at least 3 estimates and check references.
|Stamped concrete pool deck with very light cream color to keep surface from getting too hot.||A regular broom finish deck that was later colored with terra cotta acrylic concrete stain.|
A good concrete pool deck requires little maintenance, will outlast most other materials, and will ultimately enhance your outdoor living experience.