Houston Pool Design Trends Series – Popular Pool Decking

Luxury-pool-with-concrete-emblem-300x200 Designing the pool is only one piece of the backyard puzzle. The right decking surrounding the pool completes the look, and together they create a cohesive work of art. So what type of decking is right for your backyard?

One of the popular choices is decorative concrete. How can concrete be decorative, you may ask? Through color and texture. Concrete will last forever, albeit for a few cracks here and there, but it’s important to deep clean the deck at least once a year for regular maintenance.

Wood decks are more regional, and not something you’ll often see around an inground pool, but they are still popular. And with the variety of wood species available, these decks can have a very distinct look. Routine maintenance requires treating the wood each year and replacing the planks when necessary.

Natural stone is another popular design trend for decking. Different types of stone — flagstone, travertine, sandstone, bluestone — and the way its finished all create a different look, so this type of decking really depends on what you want your backyard to look like. The experts say placement and setting plays a huge role in how long the stone deck will last.

No matter what you decide, the most important feature you can find is that the deck is slip resistant. Nobody wants an unsafe walking environment, especially areas around water and where children are present.

Elite Pools and Spas of Houston can meet with you to discuss your pool decking options to create the perfect custom pool design for your family and lifestyle. To get started, contact us today. In the meantime, browse our pool photos for ideas and inspiration!



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