A thriving pool environment requires more than a great pool. Among other things, a concrete pool deck is a must. This is what supports your backyard and your guests as they enter and exit the pool. Take it for granted and you’ll end up with an expensive, bulky mess in short order. Invest in its design and upkeep, and you’ll have a long-lasting, attractive space that ties your backyard elements together effectively.
Why a Concrete Pool Deck?
Concrete is our specialty at Speck USA. Our clients throughout Iowa go on to enjoy their concrete pool decks years after we’ve left the project site. This is because an expertly built concrete pool deck excels in three key areas:
One of the best characteristics of concrete is how it stands up against harsh elements. With a pool in your backyard, you can count on a high volume of water moving here, there, and everywhere. A concrete pool deck helps contain any water that may splash or run off of swimmers when they use the pool. Furthermore, the concrete will hold up against the various chemicals contained in that water.
In this way, the concrete performs triple duty. First, it protects everyone using the pool by providing a sturdy, slip-resistant surface when they’re walking through that wet environment (often in bare feet). Secondly, it shields the subterranean pool plumbing system and components. Finally, it creates a buffer zone between the pool and the rest of the backyard. The last thing you want is runoff from the pool turning your yard into a marshland!
And it’s not just splashes of water that the concrete interacts well with. It also appreciates a well-managed flame every now and then. If you decide you want to incorporate a fire pit into the design or wheel out your grill, your pool deck will be up to the challenge. It’ll be ready when Des Moines is under a blanket of snow, a patch of storm clouds, or all other weather throughout the year. This high durability means you will spend less money in the long run on repairs and replacements.
Like all other areas of your home, your pool deck will need maintenance regardless of its material. The good news about concrete is that it’s quick to dry, which makes it ideal for a pool environment.
But we all know that so much more than water ends up around a pool. No worries! A concrete surface just needs a simple sweep from a broom or leaf blower to quickly clear away those leaves, blossom petals, twigs, and other “gifts” your backyard sends toward your pool over time. And if the occasional picnic guest spills food or drink on the pool deck, a spray of the hose will make it look as good as new.
Concrete is an art form. Homeowners take advantage of this by incorporating various stylistic applications in and around their yards. Stamped concrete is a popular choice for pool decks.
Through this technique, concrete is poured and then stamped into patterns that resemble stone, wood, tile, and other stylish floor materials. Color, size, and arrangement are customizable, making your pool area a focal point that fits in seamlessly with the look of your home, your patio, and your backyard’s landscape. When the project is complete, you’re left with a pool deck that is safe, beautiful, and long lasting.
Where to Get a Concrete Pool Deck
Whether you’re making plans for a new pool or looking to update your current pool, the specialists at Speck USA will help you create the best concrete pool deck for your backyard. Contact us today and one of our team members will reach out to you quickly to start the collaboration.