A pool deck does more than add a beautiful element to your outdoor space. It’s also a functional landscaping element that improves drainage, adds usable space, and creates a transition from one exterior area to the pool area.
When choosing a pool deck area, there are many factors you’ll need to consider, such as the type of paving stones, how large the area should be, and your budget for the project. Be sure to think about these factors before settling on the right pool deck.
One of the first things you’ll need to consider when having a pool deck installed is the material that should be used. The material not only needs to be safe when wet, it also needs to be smooth and heat-reflective to avoid high temperatures that can be uncomfortable and dangerous on bare feet.
The right paving stones should also be resistant to chemicals, algae, and acid, as well as mold and mildew. Since the walkway will come into contact with plenty of moisture, chlorine, and other chemicals, the material needs to be durable.
Tie In the Look
If you’re using patio blocks or natural stones in your existing landscaping, it makes sense to tie in your deck pool. This creates a seamless look that creates a cohesive outdoor living space. Cohesion is especially important if you have a small area, as it creates a flow that makes the space look even bigger.
Take a look at the existing materials that are used in your outdoor space. In turn, you can use the same or a similar material when designing your pool deck.
With the right material, you can create the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests or for your own personal enjoyment.
Consider Maintenance Needs
By choosing the right pool deck and walkway material, you can minimize the amount of maintenance you’ll need to do. The fact is that salt, water, chemicals, and too much sun exposure can destroy many deck surfaces. However, by choosing paving stones or even natural stone, you can have the peace of mind that your pool deck and walkway will be able to withstand the elements.
Unlike poured concrete and wood, pavers are resistant to water penetration, mold, mildew, and other common issues. Pavers are also idea for optimal drainage to prevent water buildup.
With lower maintenance, having a pool deck and walkway seems like much less of a chore and more like a beautiful outdoor addition.
Enhance Your Pool Deck with a Walkway
Complete the look of your outdoor living space by having a walkway installed. At Pavers Made Possible, we’ve designed patios using paving stones, natural stones, and patio pavers to create durable and beautiful walkways.