Your pool's deck is an important but often overlooked aspect of your home. BM Wemple Pools is proud to be your Oviedo, FL expert for all things pools, including pool service, repair, renovation, decking, and more. Your pool's water is the star of the show, but the supporting cast also plays pivotal roles in helping you enjoy swimming, tanning, or relaxing poolside. Your pool's decking determines how safe your pool is for swimmers and how well it fits into your landscape. You may refer to it as your pool patio, and it is an excellent place for tables, lounge chairs, and other furniture. Read on to learn more about factors and materials to consider when choosing pool decking.

Important Factors Regarding Pool Decks

When deciding which pool deck materials to go with, there are many factors to consider. Safety, maintenance, budget, durability, and aesthetics are just some of the elements to take into account. Concrete has been popular for years, but it's not always the best choice. With that being said, it's often the right choice for its slip resistance, heat reflectivity, cost, ease of maintenance, and design options. The team at BM Wemple Pools would be happy to discuss your options with you and help you determine the best decking materials for your swimming pool.

Popular Pool Decking Materials

You have many options when it comes to pool decking materials, making it one of the more flexible components of your swimming pool. Learn more about each type of decking material:

  • Concrete – Poured concrete is the most popular pool decking material, and it's often the most affordable. A concrete pool deck can be broom finished with a standard concrete look available in many colors. Concrete can also be stamped to resemble brick, tile, or stone. Stamped concrete is often more expensive than broom finishing, but it's a cheaper option than real stone. Concrete might not be best for climates with very cold winters, but it works well in Florida.
  • Wood – This popular decking material is easy to work with, affordable, and creates a beautiful, natural look. Wood decks can be built off the ground, making them an excellent option for irregularly-shaped landscapes. Wood decking requires preventative maintenance, including staining and sealing, to prevent damage and color loss.
  • Composite Wood – If you like the look of real wood but don't want to bother with maintenance, composite wood might be perfect for you. The material looks like wood, but it's really made out of plastic-like synthetics. Composite wood won't fade, rot, or splinter and requires practically no maintenance. There are many simulated wood types and colors to choose from. You might pay more upfront, but the lack of maintenance can save you money in the long run.
  • Stone – If you're looking for an affordable, durable, and stylish choice, consider stone decking. Stones come available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Stone decking works well with water features and creates a timeless, natural look. Stone requires virtually no maintenance and is exceptionally durable. Its non-slip surface can also increase pool safety. One of the most popular stones for pool decking is travertine, a type of limestone. Stone is typically one of the more expensive options, but you can't beat it when it comes to quality and design.
  • Pavers – A paver is a brick made from concrete or stone. Pavers are arranged into an interlocking pattern. They're then placed on top of a sand or stone base. Pavers are far less likely to crack or become damaged than traditional concrete, and they're also easy to repair. Pavers can be removed and replaced individually if need be. Many unique patterns can be created with a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes of pavers. Concrete pavers are generally less expensive than stone, but prices vary.
  • Tile – For a clean, elegant look that's easy to work with, you can't beat tile decking. Only unglazed tile can be used for pool decking because glazed tile is far too slippery. You aren't stuck with traditional square tiles, as a variety of shapes and sizes can be used, and specialty tiles can resemble brick, stone, marble, or wood. Tile decking is quick and easy to install for an easy pool deck renovation.

Pool Decking & Other Services from BM Wemple

If you need pool decking installation or repair in the Oviedo area, contact the experienced professionals at BM Wemple Pools. We're available to renovate any aspect of your swimming pool. Our team is your go-to for all your pool needs, including repair, recovery, cleaning, maintenance, and more. Contact us today to discuss your pool decking options with us and schedule a consultation.

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