Materials you might want to consider for your new pool deck

new pool deck installationWhen it comes time to build a new in ground pool or just update yours, it is also time to consider a new pool deck.  Traditionally, most pool decks were constructed of concrete and added little to the overall appearance of the pool and outdoor environment.  Today, however there are several other materials which can be used for a new pool deck and each one will add to the appearance of your outdoor recreation area.  Most of them can even be installed directly over your old concrete pool deck, so there is very little fuss or mess in creating a new pool deck.  Carolina Pool Plastering, one of the best pool contractors in Charlotte NC, can meet with you to discuss these and any other questions you may have concerning your new pool deck.

The best materials for a new pool deck

Brick is a very good choice for a new pool deck.  They provide an elegant, almost old world look to your pool. They are very similar to pavers and come in several colors.  They are only one size, though, so be sure you are looking for a very uniform appearance for your new pool deck.  Also be sure to select brick which is very smooth since anything rough will be hard on bare feet.

Another good choice is concrete pavers.  These are economical and come in a variety of colors, shapes and styles.  They can be laid in almost any pattern and you can also find coping to match.  Choose a color and style that matches the rest of your home and any other hardscaping that may already be present.  Also, pavers do not crack, so this makes them a very good choice for a new pool deck.

One of our favorites is flagstone or bluestone.  These are completely natural and look great around a pool, adding just the right touch of elegance.  Try using a random pattern with square and rectangular stones and add a grout which complements your house, such as grey or beige.  Another benefit of bluestone for a new pool deck is that it is very cool to the touch.  This makes it a great choice for a new pool deck in Charlotte NC which may get a lot of sun.

Travertine is another natural choice for a new pool deck.  This type of stone comes in several sizes and colors and you can get matching coping.  You may want to lay this tile in an irregular pattern and fill in with grout.  Also, be sure and get travertine for outdoor use so it is not as slippery, especially directly around the pool.

Depending upon the size of your new pool deck, you may also want to consider slab pavers.  These are much like concrete pavers, but are much larger and look like bluestone.  They are laid dry with swept sand in the joints.

Carolina Pool Plastering, one of the best pool companies in Charlotte NC will be happy to meet with you to discuss the details of your new pool deck.  Give them a call today to set up an appointment.


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