Building a new pool deck
A new pool deck is a great way to enhance your swimming pool, which is naturally the focal point of your backyard. Swimming pool decks can be built in a wide variety of materials, sizes, and styles. They are the perfect solution for creating an appealing gathering space for your guests. Swimming pool decks can make planning entertainment and parties much easier while providing a place for you to unwind after your guests have left. Let’s explore some of the most prevalent types of swimming pool decks:
Hardwood decks are most commonly constructed from teak and mahogany because these hardwoods are extremely durable while at the same time, beautiful and luxurious. Hardwoods are naturally equipped to handle rain and harsh or damp environments. Hardwoods have proven to be an environmentally friendly solution because most sources are harvested in forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Other choices for hardwood swimming pool decks include hardwoods like cedar, cypress and redwood. Cedar wood is predominately the choice on the west coast, so pricing may increase for pool decks that are built in the Charlotte area. Cypress is the most decay-resistant as well as being less costly than redwood. Another cost effective choice is pressure treated wood. This is the same material that is used for backyard decks and fencing. Do not be afraid of this low cost option, about 80 percent of all decks in the U.S. are constructed with pressure-treated wood. They are generally softer woods that have been chemically treated to resist termites and rot. Pressure treated wood is harvested from different pines or firs as a renewable resource.
Most composite material can be more expensive than wood swimming pool decks. However, the appeal for swimming pool owners is that composite decks are low-maintenance, thus, more economical once built. The drawback is that they can fade over time, but if cleaned on a regular basis, this process can be significantly reduced over several years.
Brick and stone
Brick and stone have been a central theme for pools and decks for a long time. When it comes to renovation projects, brick and stone are growing in popularity because of the limitless shades and tones that look so good with water. Planning and design is important because brick can absorb heat and become extremely hot during the summer months. With regard to maintenance costs, brick and stone decks are relatively inexpensive. Natural stones create a luxurious setting that is more resistant to absorbing heat from the sun.
Maintaining your swimming pool deck
Keep new pool decks in top condition by creating a maintenance routine after it has been constructed. Treat wood decks with an oil sealer, and more basic woods can be stained or painted. You can also stain or repaint pressure-treated woods after a few months of weathering. Vinyl and composite decks should be cleaned according to manufacturer instructions. Re-staining and painting can be performed by most homeowners, or a Charlotte pool company can be hired for protective maintenance.
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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