A Swimming Pool Deck Can Add Beauty To Any Pool  

by Pool Builders on 10-06-2009 in Articles

Have you recently built a swimming pool in your home? And are you now experiencing the horrors of how muddy your garden now is? A great way to solve your muddy garden problem and add beauty to your pool area at the same time is by building a swimming pool deck in your garden.

Keep in mind that the kind of deck you will build will depend largely on your budget and the kind of swimming pool you have. For example, if you have an above ground swimming pool it would not be a good idea to build a concrete or permanent deck for your pool. What happens when you decide to keep the pool in your house for the winter season?

You will be left with one ugly looking garden containing a pool deck without a pool in the middle. On the other hand, you can be as extravagant as you want when building a pool deck for your in-ground pool. Most people prefer concrete decks because they last longer and they can match any pool color or design. However, the concrete does tend to heat up during sunny days.

Wooden decks however do not absorb heat as easily. These decks are also more beautiful than their concrete counterparts. On the flipside, they are more expensive to build and maintain especially if you have termites living in your garden. But choosing the base of your deck is only the beginning. You also need to decide what to place on your deck.

The most common things you see on pool decks are plastic lounge chairs with accompanying side tables. Some people also place an canvas awing umbrella for each lounge chair, for those who don't want to get a suntan. Also, you can choose to add plastic picnic tables and chairs, so that you can eat full meals by the pool area.

In the end, how you can beautify your pool area with the use of a pool deck is only limited by your imagination and your budget.

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