One of the most important details in any swimming pool build surprisingly isn’t the pool. It’s actually the deck. Choosing the right pool deck is so significant because it makes such a massive difference in the aesthetic of your backyard. Not to mention, you’ll probably spend as much time on your deck as you do inside your pool. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most common materials used for pool decking—concrete.
Pros of Concrete
Concrete is a very popular option for pool decks, and for good reason. For starters, it one of the most affordable choices available. And while concrete may not sound like a very exciting choice, it is actually very customizable. With the ability to stamp or stain your concrete, you can achieve any number of looks to suit your preferences. Lastly, concrete is durable and easy to maintain. Especially when compared to other low-cost options like wood, concrete is much easy to care for and will last much longer.
Cons of Concrete
While concrete has a lot going for it, it also has its downsides. As you probably know, concrete is prone to some cracking. Due to settling or general exposure to the elements, concrete decking will likely eventually need some repair. Thankfully, generally isn’t difficult to patch.
Other cons of concrete include surface temperature and slipperiness. Stamping or texturing can help with the later issues. As for temperature, many people resort to treatments or concrete overlays that are able to lower the temperature to a more bearable level.
At Saturn Pools, we’ll walk with you through the process of choosing the best decking material for your project and budget. If you are in the process of planning a new pool construction project, let us work with you to accomplish your dreams. You can schedule a free, in-home estimate anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.