A decorative concrete pool deck is the perfect addition to a one-of-a-kind custom swimming pool design. Concrete swimming pool decks give homeowners a safe, slip-resistant option. A decorative concrete pool deck, however, offers not only safety, but also an element of outdoor design style to match the beauty of your luxury custom swimming pool. It can truly be said that concrete swimming pool decks are functional in performance, flexible in design options and affordable for homeowners.
How Many Design Options?
How many design options can a homeowner choose from with decorative concrete pool decks? Well, like the custom concrete swimming pools our pool company in Bluffton, South Carolina designs for homeowners, your choices are limitless. Your concrete pool design can easily blend in with the surrounding outdoor environment, complement the design of your home and add to the beauty of your luxury swimming pool by replicating materials such as slate, stone or even wood.
Let’s take a brief look at three popular decorative concrete pool deck options.
Stamped Concrete Pool Decks
When it comes to decorative concrete pool decks, one of the most popular choices is a stamped concrete pool deck. One reason for its popularity is the wide-range of options when it comes to patterns, impressions and colors. Another reason is that stamped concrete swimming pool decks offer an affordable way to mimic pricier materials such as brick, slate and limestone.
Stenciled Concrete Pool Decks
This type of decorative concrete pool deck is created by – you guessed it – using stencils. This option is often used as an alternative to stamped concrete. Creating a stenciled pool deck design is done by using paper stencils to outline brick or stone patterns into fresh concrete. And like stamped concrete designs, a professional can easily create the looks of tile, slate, bricks or stone.
Mechanically Finished Concrete for Pool Decks
Another way to achieve beautiful designs for your luxury swimming pool is to mechanically treat concrete – both plain or colored – after the curing. A concrete professional can cut patterns into your concrete swimming pool deck and add elements by sandblasting, etching, grounding or polishing the concrete. Because safety is definitely a concern with a pool deck, often homeowners choose sandblasted or etched concrete for its grittier, slip-resistant texture.
Exposed Aggregate Pool Decks
You can achieve dramatic-looking results with your decorative concrete pool deck design when you use the pebble-like finish of an exposed aggregate pool deck. Much like sandblasted concrete, exposing the aggregate in concrete will give you a slip-resistant finish for your pool deck surface. Besides pool safety, another reason exposed aggregates for swimming pool decks are so popular is how you can achieve so many designs by using a wide-variety of stones with contrasting colors or how you can combine areas of smooth and exposed aggregate finishes.
Check out these 23 decorative concrete pool deck designs for ideas on how to create a one-of-a-kind pool deck design. Ready to talk about your new custom swimming pool and beautiful new concrete swimming pool deck? Contact us with all your questions or to get started designing the luxury swimming pool of your dreams.