Pool Decking

Pool decking refers to the area surrounding a pool, which provides space for various outdoor furniture such as lounge chairs, dining tables, umbrellas, storage structures, and planters. It is important for pool decking to be both durable to withstand frequent use and seamlessly integrated with the overall backyard decor, while prioritizing safety in a pool environment.

While wood is often associated with decking, it may not always be the most practical choice due to high maintenance requirements, such as avoiding splinters and ensuring year-round beauty. However, if you are willing to put in the effort and desire a natural or tropical aesthetic, wood can be an excellent option.

Nevertheless, we understand that wood may not always be the best fit for everyone. That’s why we offer a range of pool decking options, including composite wood, which combines the appeal of wood with added durability and lower maintenance requirements. We are here to help you explore and select the perfect pool decking material that meets your unique needs and preferences.

Pool Decking Material Options


Concrete is a popular choice as it is the least expensive, which makes it affordable for those on a tight budget. It is durable and can be colored, stamped and textured.


Pavers are also popular as they come in many colors, textures and shapes and are easy to replace. In addition, concrete pavers are the least expensive, with brick coming in second and stone pavers being the most costly as they are the most versatile and resist cracking, fading and water absorption.


As previously mentioned, wood comes in different types, including cedar, pine, teak and mahogany. Teak and mahogany are the most durable and require minor maintenance, while cedar and pine, the cheaper options, do not resist mold and water absorption; therefore, they need more upkeep.


If you like the look of wood and prefer less maintenance, composite decking made from recycled plastic and wood pulp is an excellent choice. Composite decking does not splinter and rot, resists fading and requires little to no maintenance. It comes at an initially higher cost than other types of wood but may pay off and be cheaper in the long run.


Ceramic and porcelain are indeed aesthetically pleasing. There is such a wide variety of colors and patterns, as well as mosaic and theme designs. The possibilities are virtually non-existent. However, when choosing, slip resistance is critical and must be considered. But do not worry; there is a tile out there for you.


Regular clay paving bricks have a deep color range, while using different colored bricks within the decking and the borders can create a one-of-a-kind look. Bricks are extremely durable, as most are slip-resistant, however, they come in a bit higher than most other pool decking options.


Stones such as travertine, flagstone, slate, bluestone, limestone, sandstone, granite and coral stone all look amazing around inground swimming pools. Each is different in its own way and adds something unique to all pools.

Below we take a look at three.


Travertine is one of the most popular due to its beauty and durability, porous nature and tendency to remain cool in the hottest weather. In addition, it is slip resistant and great in all types of weather conditions. The texture can be tumbled, honed or polished, as the colors are typically light brown, brown, ivory and gold for a luxurious look and feel.


Flagstone is also slip resistant and resists moisture and heat. Because of its density is low maintenance. It comes in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.


Slate is a type of flagstone with colors ranging from dark blacks and browns to rusts, reds, purples, blues, grays and greens. This stone is heavy and durable, which makes it long-lasting.

Are You Ready? Have any of these pool decking material sparked your interest? Let us discuss more with you.

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