If you’re preparing to build a deck around your pool, you may be picturing what’s basically a concrete slab with a hole in the middle. While many people do use concrete for their pool deck, there’s another option: stone pavers. Using paving stones can be a great way to create a more interesting pool deck without sacrificing any of the durability or strength of concrete. In fact, most pavers contain concrete, but due to their very nature, they have a number of benefits that regular concrete does not have.
You Can Create a Stunning Deck Area
A pool deck made from concrete is fairly standard. No one is going to look twice at it or comment on how amazing it looks. A deck area made out of pavers, though, is going to draw attention. You can purchase pool deck pavers in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Your deck area will be uniquely yours. If you have a patio made from pavers, you can use the same style to create a beautifully connected backyard. If you don’t have a patio, you can use this opportunity to create one!
They’re Strong and Durable
Your pool deck will withstand years of wear and tear plus stand up to the elements if it’s made from pavers. In the event that one paver does crack, you can easily replace that single piece instead of pouring an entire new deck, too. Pavers have no issues with repeatedly being hit with water from your pool, and because they’re stone, overuse isn’t a problem.
They Have Texture
Pavers have texture to them, which means they don’t get as slippery as a solid, smooth piece of concrete might. Your swimmers won’t be as likely to slip and fall since they will have a little more grip to the surface. This is especially important if you have little ones who tend to run around the pool even when you’ve told them not to.
In addition to their strength, durability, and slip-resistant surface, pavers are also very easy to install and are very affordable. If you’re thinking about installing a pool deck made from pavers, but aren’t sure where to start, contact the experts at Island Block & Masonry Supply today.