I. Why should you get an inground pool instead of above ground pool?
1. Classic look
Your Seattle-style home will look more attractive if you install an inground pool, rather than an eyesore. Above-ground pools simply cannot compete in terms of aesthetics with in-ground counterparts. Everything “sticks out” on your property regardless of whether or not you build a deck around it.
2. Many choices for inground pool
Among the many advantages of having an inground pool is its ability to be customized and its wide range of options. There are very few options when it comes to the design of an above-ground pool. You can’t get more than an oval or a circle in a regular pool.
3. More durable
As with any other temporary solution, an above-ground pool is no exception in this regard. A gunite pool is far more durable than an above-ground pool when it comes to cleaning and filtering, despite the fact that above-ground pools typically have the same maintenance tasks as inground pools.
II. Why not get inground pools?
1. Water and insect damage
Water mites, which feed on the larvae of other insects, are most likely to blame. The bad news is that you don’t want a pool full of these tiny red bugs because they make it look unappetizing. In addition, the mere fact that you have them indicates that there are other bugs in the water.
2. Require maintenance
A lack of pool maintenance can lead to health and safety concerns. To maintain accurate water PH levels, it is necessary to use the correct amount of chemicals. Swimmers can get sick or the pool can become overrun with bacteria if it is misused. Adding a swimming pool to your home can be a beautiful addition. A swimming pool can be an asset to your house if you do your homework and are well-versed in the subject. Determine if owning a home with a swimming pool is right for you and your family before you buy.
III. Pool deck materials
1. Wood decking
It is safer for swimmers to use wooden decks rather than stone or concrete because they are more pliable. A fall on a wooden deck is less likely to result in serious injury than a fall on a concrete or stone deck. The benefits of this are particularly beneficial for children. However, wood is not 100% water-resistant, that’s why exotic hardwood is perfect for a pool deck.
A wood deck can be built right on top of an existing concrete or brick patio, which makes it an excellent choice for a patio makeover. Additionally, it is commonly used to construct steps and decks around above-ground swimming pools.
Even the most weather-resistant types of wood require an annual application of sealant for protection. Every three to four years, refinishing wood decking may be necessary, which includes sanding and applying sealant.
2. Poured concrete
For many years, the material of choice for pool decking has been concrete due to the water resistance properties it possesses. When the surface of poured concrete is finished with a brushing pattern, the surface can be walked barefoot without the risk of slipping. But, uneven decking surface can happen if you don’t level the concrete properly.
Don’t walk on concrete with bare feet, because the concrete decks absorb heat a lot.
Concrete can be poured in virtually any shape, including curves and geometric patterns. If you’re going to do it yourself, you’ll only pay about $2 to $3 to get the materials, or $5 to $6 per square foot if you hire someone to do it.
3. Glazed tile or Unglazed stone tile
Deck tiles is an upscale material, on the other hand, are an option worth considering if you are undecided about whether or not to replace the entirety of your deck. Decks and other outdoor surfaces can be given a fresh new look while simultaneously having their lifespan extended by using these materials as a covering.
4. Brick backyard oasis
In the same manner as cement pavers, brick can be installed on a bed of sand to keep the material from shifting. To compensate for the higher initial cost (which can range from $.50 to $5 per brick, depending on the type), you should consider using brick and having it professionally installed by a contractor. Historic homes benefit from the classic appearance that brick provides to the landscape.
5. Cement pavers
It’s possible to buy pre-cast cement pavers in a variety of geometric shapes, such as squares, rectangles, and octagons.
Cement pavers can be easily installed by homeowners and come in a variety of neutral shades. The pavers are non-slip and reasonably priced, costing between $2 and $4 per square foot of floor space. If you want a professional installation, you’ll have to pay an additional $2 to $3 per square foot.
IV. Pool deck ideas
1. Combine the surface with a green bed
The pool area has minimal landscaping, but it’s the lush greenery that really sets it apart. Patio and decking materials should be limited to the pool’s perimeter if you want to achieve a tropical look.
2. Round up pook deck
In contrast to rectangular pools, the rounded shape of the pool adds a sense of whimsy to the landscape design.
3. Random tiles
There are many ways you can decorate your backyard, from the vibrant bougainvillaeas and playful umbrellas to the eclectic pool tiles.
4. Combine with sundeck chair
There’s no place for a chaise lounge? There’s nothing I can’t handle. Use two meditation lounge cushions and place them on the pool deck for an inexpensive, portable, and attractive temporary solution to your problem.
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