Wood and concrete options
There are so many material options if you plan on building a new pool deck, and in this article we are going to focus on concrete and wood. Rebuilding or renovating the pool deck and patio areas around your swimming pool involves some careful planning. This is because there are so many factors that can affect the finished product. For example, there are significant cost savings when you build with stamped concrete, but for most, it pales against the beauty of natural wood. On the other hand, you may end up using both by creating a stamped concrete coping and wood for the deck. In addition to that, you will discover that pool decks are not built in a vacuum; you may have to re-think the entire backyard:
Concrete pool decks
The simplest style of deck would be a broom finished concrete, something similar to a sidewalk. Many builders start with a 3 foot apron around the pool, and offers upgrades for anything larger. Concrete decks can also be stamped, colored, or stained. Another option that is very attractive for pool decks is exposed aggregate or travertine patterns. Your Charlotte pool builders can also use a special set of forms to create a cantilevered pool deck that will overhang the wall of the pool. The chief advantage of concrete pool decks is that they are fairly inexpensive, quick to install, and do well in nearly any weather environment.
Wood pool decks
Few materials offer the warmth and beauty of natural wood decking. Hardwoods such as redwood, cedar, and mahogany top the list for discerning homeowners. However, pressure treated pine or fir is the most preferred option for the majority of pool decks. Wood decks are either injected or coated with preservatives in order to help them to resist weather, insects, and rot. Wooden pool decks look great, but in order to keep them looking that way they will require substantial maintenance. Regularly scheduled staining or water-proofing is needed to protect the wood and help keep it resistant to turning a grayish color. The latest advancement is composite wood. Also called engineered wood, it is the fastest growing alternative for pool deck materials. Its benefits are it long service life, low maintenance requirements, and it is eco-friendly deck material. If there are drawbacks, one should consider that they tend to be hotter than wood in sunlight. Cheaper versions can be slippery and look very artificial.
Wood decking, also is available in wooden tile patterns, and allows for some very interesting design possibilities.
One of the best pool contractors in Charlotte, NC
Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to maintain, repair, and remodel your pool. This includes the deck, tile, and surrounding areas. Be sure to ask them about their many options and ideas for decks. A beautiful deck will create beautiful comfort zones and extend your entertainment space, increasing the value of your home or business. If you were wondering how to choose a Charlotte pool company, start with a call to Carolina Pool Plastering for a consultation design ideas for your pool and your new pool deck.
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