Choosing The Right Pool Deck

by Pool Builders on 03-08-2009 in Articles

Consider yourself lucky if your home has a garden or backyard. This gives you better chances of making it even more elegant and fun. Having a backyard can allow you to add a pool with a pool deck. This would be a surefire way of having fun as you spend your quality time with your friends and family. But if you already have a swimming pool in your home, then you can opt to install a such deck in order to uplift the beauty and functionality of the pool. Having a deck can give you so many benefits as you can just lounge around and bask in the sun. This gives you all the more reason to relax by the pool and is also an ideal place to host parties and entertain guests.

Pool decks are actually grouped into various types. This deck is the direct area located around the pool depending if your pool is above the ground or below the ground, you can have the freedom to install a deck around the pool to be more stylish and functional. A homeowner can choose between the different types of pool decks in order to bring greater appearance to your pool. However, a homeowner must properly consider the type that would best fit in their home's style and design.

The above-the-ground such kind of deck is the first type that you can choose from. If your pool is above the ground, then you first need to properly learn its basics of above-the-ground pool deck so you won't encounter any hassles in the installation process. This type is usually made from pressure treated wood, cedar, red wood, tropical hardwood and many other composites. For the wood, it is treated with Copper Azole or even Alkaline Copper Quat in order to prevent premature damage such as the attack of termites and even rotting. For a more attractive look, you can build a deck around the pool. However, you can also opt for a partial deck.

Many homeowners choose to build the deck on their own. If you are among them, you first need an experience in woodworking to ensure that the deck is properly built. Also, you need to learn and meet the requirements regarding the construction of pool and pool decks. You will also need to build the deck's floor, stairs for you to climb on to the deck and stairs as well and may other things. However, if you want to create larger space for the lounge chairs to entertain the guests, then you need to build a bigger pool deck.

Meanwhile, the concrete blocks for such deck is another type of pool deck. To build this, you first need to dig the ground in different areas in order to get the concrete footings. The in ground pool deck on the other hand needs to be made from concrete, tiles or stones. And lastly, the combination of decks let's you combine wood with other materials to have a wooden pool deck in a particular pool area and a concrete or stone deck on one side.

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