Aesthetics and/or safety may lead you to talk with your pool contractor from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee about a pool deck remodel. When should you update your swimming pool deck? Sometimes it’s just because you want to have a change to the outdoor space. Other times it’s because the deck is chipped or cracked or the wood is splintering. Safety is certainly a reason to jump on a pool deck remodeling project.

For many swimming pool owners, the pool deck and outdoor living space are the cherry on top of the sundae when it comes to the aesthetic and relaxation appeal of the outdoor space. That’s why we caution our pool customers to plan for at least a small outdoor space and deck around the pool as part of the pool project — even if that means they need to cut back on another area. We have never heard a customer bemoan the fact that they had a deck and outdoor space constructed as part of the pool project.

When should you update your swimming pool deck?

Here are finishes and ideas for pool deck upgrades you may want to consider.

  1. Upgrade with, or to, paver stones. These stones are ideal for the outdoor space as well as the area surrounding the pool and even the walkway from the house to the pool. They are unique and durable.
  2. Wooden decks are still used by many pool owners. They do require upkeep and maintenance and may require more maintenance than other materials, but they are timeless.
  3. Composite materials look like wood, but aren’t. Composite lasts longer and is durable and that means you won’t need to replace it as often nor will you have to do a lot of upkeep.
  4. If you have the budget, a poured concrete deck and outdoor living space is a long-lasting option. You can also work with your pool contractor on adding colors or even stamped designs and quartz into the concrete to add unique appeal.
  5. If you truly want to make certain your deck is unique, choose mosaic tiles. These tiles come in a myriad of colors and even shapes and dsigns. Make certain the tiles that are placed on the deck are unglazed. The glazed tiles are better suited to dry areas in your outdoor space because they are slippery when wet.

Regardless of the type deck you have or the extent of your outdoor space, you will definitely want to consider it during your pool project. Keep in mind that if you don’t have a deck or ground cover, you could be tracking grass and mud into the pool.

Give us a call today and let’s talk about your deck project.