Think back to when you closed your pool for the year. How was your pool deck holding up? Were there a few cracks and blemishes you don’t remember from the previous year? If so, it may be time to give your pool deck a makeover.
This is where Speck USA can help. Not only have homeowners throughout Des Moines transformed their backyards with an inground pool from us, but they’ve taken the style and functionality of those pools to the next level with a pool deck built by our expert concrete artisans.
As we head into the new year, think about how you want to revive your backyard oasis once the winter thaws. You may find that a pool deck will truly tie your whole space together effectively.
Pool Deck Design Ideas
If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, a new pool deck can significantly enhance your pool’s look and functionality. By going with a concrete application, you open yourself up to numerous opportunities for customization, from color to pattern, that makes the pool environment fit seamlessly with the rest of your home. Additionally, you surround your pool and its coping with a durable buffer that will help protect it from the elements.
So what are some ideas you can incorporate into your new pool deck in the new year? Here are some of our favorites to get your creative gears turning.
Deck jets are installed in or near swimming pools, hot tubs, ponds, and other water features. Also known as laminar jets, they consist of several small nozzles installed in the ground that spray water high into the air. This creates a beautiful arc of water.
Deck jets are a popular water feature because of the visual display and pleasing auditory experience they provide. For the ultimate wow factor, incorporate LED lights into the deck jets for illuminated, multi-colored water arcs at night.
Stamped Concrete Surfaces
Concrete has been a specialty of ours for decades. Stamped concrete is especially versatile for elevating the look of outdoor spaces. Stamped concrete is a type of concrete that is made to look like other materials such as stone, brick, and even wood. It’s created by pressing a stencil pattern into the wet concrete before it dries. This leaves an impression on the surface that can be filled with color to create a realistic imitation of the material you choose.
Some of the most popular stamped concrete looks pool owners gravitate towards these days include patterns that resemble pavers, tiles, and brick. Not only do these applications look fantastic, but they also make for a much easier maintenance experience.
Take pavers, for example. Surfaces finished with real pavers require a laborious process of individually laying one paver at a time. And when they’re finally installed, they can each settle to various degrees over time. This creates an uneven surface that requires an intricate repair process in the future.
Now, let’s consider stamped concrete that looks like pavers. In this case, you’re left with one continuous surface even though it looks like it’s composed of individual pavers. Not only does that prevent uneven settling, but it makes the whole surface easier to clean. Pool decks laid with elements like pavers, bricks, or tiles make you deal with the separations between those materials — the ones that weeds and dirt like to infiltrate. With stamped concrete, however, you can leave your hose and gardening equipment behind when it comes to cleaning.
How to Plan for Your New Pool Deck
With a little ingenuity and planning, you can have a pool deck that’s perfect for relaxing and entertaining for years to come. Need help envisioning your new pool deck? Contact us at Speck USA. Whether you’re in the market for a new pool or a concrete renovation for your current pool, we will help you establish the best pool deck design possible.