Aside from properly maintaining your pool as the seasons change and taking care of the water, there's one major thing you can do to ensure the longevity of your pool and give it that summery vibe that you've been looking for: invest in a concrete pool deck!
Pool decks can be made from any number of materials – brick, wood, ceramic, stone, and concrete. Though other materials have their advantages, concrete stands out because it offers the most flexibility when it comes to aesthetics.
The pros at Creative Concrete are here to go into more detail about why you should invest in a concrete pool deck, so you can make an informed decision!
Concrete Is Highly Customizable
Your pool deck plays a huge role in everything from the safety of your pool (slick surfaces can cause unfortunate slips) to how well it blends, aesthetically speaking, with the rest of your home or facility.
For example, if your whole setup carries a Victorian Gothic feel, a pool deck set up to look more modern might ruin the whole vibe. Yes, you can style concrete!
It Can Be Sanded, Painted, Shaped, & Decorated
Because concrete is so structurally sound, it can stand up to almost any aesthetic change you throw at it. A stamped concrete pool deck is one of the smartest investments you can make as a pool owner because you don’t have to pick between strength and good looks.
Stamped concrete pool decks are also available in a seemingly infinite variety of hues, with some designed to mimic more expensive pool deck materials. Smooth or rough – either texture is available in concrete pool decks. Your concrete pool deck contractor might add an aggregate (small stones) to your concrete if you desire a rougher finish.
Concrete Is Poured to Fit Your Needs
Due to the use of molds in construction, a concrete pool deck can be designed and molded to fit almost anything your imagination can dream up. Customizability is definitely a good thing!
After all, a concrete pool deck is a relatively permanent structure, so you should make sure you're absolutely happy with it before installation and hire a trusted residential concrete contractor to help you with the pour.
It’s Slip Resistant
If you have kids, you're no doubt concerned with their safety around the water, as any responsible parent would be. We always encourage safe behavior on the pool deck, but accidents can happen.
At Creative Concrete, we always add a high grit to our sealer to add extra safety to your pool deck.
Concrete Is Comfortable On the Feet
Nobody likes exiting the pool only to have their toes scorched! Choose the right color concrete, and you'll be able to enter and exit the pool comfortably, unlike with other, darker pool deck materials.
Even Stamped Concrete Pool Decks Are Affordable
Relatively speaking, of course. But compared to many other pool deck materials, such as flagstone, stamped concrete pool decks run much cheaper and will give off a similar aesthetic.
Moreover, when properly sealed and taken care of, stamped concrete can last for years without needing repairs.
What's Your Perfect Look for Pool Deck Concrete?
It all comes down to style, so here are some of our favorite ideas for pool deck concrete!
Stamped Concrete That Looks Like Wood
Wood pool decks are high-maintenance and impractical; Wood and water don't mix. However, there's no denying the old-fashioned, down-home look that wooden fixtures create –and that decorative concrete can easily mimic!
With a stamped concrete pool deck made to look like wood, you can get the relaxing, rustic feel of a family swimming hole – without the algae, duckweed, and bugs, of course! Fewer styles are better for homeowners who adore modern luxury and simple charms.
Faux-Paver Pool Decks Feel Luxurious
Just like wood, pavers make for a high-maintenance investment. Have fun constantly weeding between the cracks!
Just like wood pool decks, pavers have quite a statement-making style, but it's of contemporary luxury rather than old-school allure. Such looks are frequently seen around high-rise community pools and private establishments and are a great choice if you're looking to impress the neighbors.
You don't have time to babysit stone pavers, but you deserve that high-end style. Luckily, stamped concrete can be made to look like various stone types, from classy Yorkstone to the delicate and coveted European fan.
Complete your setup with trendy furniture, and your modern-style marvel is ready for a pool day!
Earthy Looks Bring Nature Into Your Design
Slate decks and the like cost quite a pretty penny, but you've got options if you crave that wilderness style. Stamped concrete can recreate the look at a fraction of the price of the real thing.
Toss a Papasan chair by the pool or string up your hammock, and get ready to relax next to your perfectly natural-looking pool!
Need a Residential Concrete Contractor Near the Twin Cities?
Our experienced team of specialists is excited to get to work on your next concrete project. With over 20 years in the business, we are passionate about bringing our client's vision to life. Our New Brighton concrete pool deck contractors are standing by, ready to make your summertime spectacular.
Call us today at 612-414-7932, or drop us a line through our contact page.