There’s nothing better than sitting around your pool in the summer with family and friends.  But before you experience this enjoyment, you’ll need to decide what hardscaping materials you will want to surround your pool.   Often referred to as a pool deck, it’s important to know your options and know the look you want to achieve for your family and your lifestyle.

Material choices are traditional poured concrete, stamped concrete, natural stone, travertine and lastly concrete pavers.   Out of all the options, interlocking concrete pavers are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to plain concrete and the other options.  Below we will discuss why homeowners and installers are turning to concrete pavers. 

Benefits of Concrete Pavers for Pool Decks

Low Maintenance.   Routine pool deck maintenance includes sweeping up debris, rinsing to remove dirt, and applying and occasionally applying a sealer.    Because concrete pavers are very dense and nonporous, they resist the growth of algae and mildew, especially if they are protected by a sealer.  They are designed to prevent fading and staining and withstand exposure to the sun or chlorine from pool water.

Easily Repairable.   If for some reason a paver becomes damaged or you experience an electrical or plumbing issues underneath, it’s easy to repair a section without doing a full renovation.   The ability to spot correct with no noticeable patchwork versus a repair of continuous hardscaped surfaces saves time and money in the long run.

Durable.    Concrete pavers are engineered for long life.   They will not crack if installed properly.  They can handle our freeze/thaw cycles and seasonal weather issues.   The color of pavers are deeply imbedded, so if a chip would occur, you won’t notice exposed aggregate as you might with stamped concrete .  Over time, they will not fade.  They are chlorine and salt resistant. 

Multi-Design Options.    Concrete pavers come in a wide array of colors, textures, shapes and sizes, giving you a wide selection of design schemes that complement your taste.  Many homeowners choose to mix and match paver designs to make their pool deck unique and look customized.

Pavers can also be used to build seating, pillars or planter boxes that will complement your pool deck.  Their appearance provides the look of natural stone.

Non-Slip Traction & Cool on Feet.    Textured pavers have a smooth feel that is easier to walk on, but because it is textured, allows your feet to grip the surface.  The joints allow moisture to be absorbed and moved away from the surface which makes the surface cool on the feet.

Ease of Expanding Pool Deck.    It’s easy to install matching pavers and create a seamless transition in the future if you were to expand your deck to include additional sitting areas or patio space.

Mimics a Natural Setting.    Homeowners like the feel of a natural setting and natural stone lends itself to this feel.  However, concrete pavers are available that have the look and feel of natural stone, but offer lower material and installation costs.

Affordable.    Pavers tend to be higher than pour and stamped concrete.  At the same time, however, they offer great long term value because of their ease of maintenance and resistance to cracking and settling.

 As you have learned from the benefits above, pavers offer unsurpassed beauty, strength, durability and affordability.  You won’t be disappointed with your paver choice.

Professional Design and Installation is Key

To insure a long, trouble-free life for your pool deck, you’ll want to hire a professional hardscape contractor.  Whitehouse Landscaping is a full-service design/build company who has been in business for over 20 years.   When we are hired to install a pool deck, it’s likely because the homeowner wants to upgrade from the standard poured concrete.   We can help you create the perfect design, help you choose the right pavers and install your pavers resulting in a pool deck that will exceed your expectations.

If you are planning on having a pool installed or have an existing pool that needs an upgraded deck, give us a call 4 484-300-4290 or contact us on our website.  Whitehouse Landscaping can help you achieve the perfect pool deck and turn your swimming pool into an inviting oasis.