Whether you already have a pool or are planning to install one, it’s best to explore the various designs available for the area surrounding it. By putting in a pool deck, you can turn this area into a highly desirable part of your property.
There are many things to consider when installing a new pool deck. What you do with the space—from the materials, you use to the features you incorporate and the decoration you add—will make it uniquely yours. From the beginning, you can relax knowing that all the technical requirements will be expertly cared for when you work with a seasoned contractor like Southern Poolscapes. Keep reading to learn about a few of the best reasons you should construct a pool deck.
What is the importance of incorporating a pool deck?
Do more to draw attention to your pool in the yard
Decks attached to or surrounding swimming pools make for more eye-catching focal points in outdoor spaces. A deck might be even more of a blessing if you’re tight on square footage. You can also add fences, landscaping elements, or other additions to your pool deck to make it the focal point of your backyard.
Enhance the appeal and resale value of your house
Customizing a pool deck to your tastes and demands is a great way to increase your property’s aesthetic appeal and monetary worth. A gorgeous composite or wood deck is possible with traditional decking. Decorative or stamped concrete can give a more contemporary look while maintaining its historic appeal.
If you design your paver pool deck carefully, you can even give your pool a more contemporary feel. There are many creative options for pool decking, such as fountains that drain into the pool or built-in benches with secret storage spaces. If you want to sell your house in the future, a well-built deck can make it more attractive and increase its value.
Creating extra space for other outdoor activities
Adding a pool deck expands the number of activities that you can do in the yard. If large enough, you can use it for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to the following:
- Exercise, whether with yoga or some other method
- Get a tan
- Grilling or barbecuing
- Unwinding under an umbrella-shaded table or chair set
If you have children who prefer not to be in the water, a wider deck adjacent to the pool could serve as a secure playground. If you have the room, you can install a hot tub on the deck surrounding your pool.
Do you intend to use the pool for parties? You can fix this problem by installing a pool deck. There will be a lot more room for you to spread out your pool chairs and get some sun. It is the perfect place to set up some patio chairs or a grill and enjoy the great outdoors. Guests can enter the pool with minimal effort if the area slopes gently into the water. After a long day at the pool, your guests will not have to worry about getting their icy beverages dirty.
Improving safety and comfort
Those lounging by the pool will most likely be doing so without shoes. An instant stepping stone for those entering and exiting the water is what a pool deck may give. As a bonus, a deck that is easy to walk on is safer for children to use when playing in the pool. If you have a deck surrounding your gunite pool, you can add an extra layer of protection by covering it with a coating that prevents people from slipping.
Better for the pool and lawn
Muddy grass is not great when it surrounds your oasis. Bringing mud and dirt from outside into the pool is not appropriate. For example, you’ll have twice as much labor to keep the pool clean. Be wary of the splash features of a pool if you have grass as a deck, as chlorine will damage the grass.
Consult your pool’s contractor about adding some extras to make the deck more unique and gorgeous. By installing lights, you can use this area well after dark. In addition, illuminating stairways and handrails can make them easier and safer to navigate after dark. Planting around your pool and deck, on the other hand, can finish off your outdoor space and give it a finished look all year. Built-in planters provide a splash of personal color, while built-in chairs provide a convenient spot to sit and dry off or soak up the sun.
Ready to upgrade your pool deck?
Do you need a new pool deck? We have the best professionals for the job, so whether you need help with anything from designing new features for your pool to installing a gunite pool, we’re here to help. We’ve spent years perfecting the art of designing and constructing gunite pools. We’re pleased to say that our clients consistently praise our creativity and quality. At Southern Poolscapes, we take great pride in designing and building decks that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Get in touch with us immediately if you have any questions about our superb service.