Why Concrete Best Material for Pool Deck

The fun and comfort that people experience by the poolside rely on a safe and sound pool deck material. Resistance, design, and cost are what pool owners should consider upon choosing the best of the materials available in the market today.

In this blog, you will learn how concrete pool decking becomes the most reliable among others.

1- Quality Resistance


The number one factor to consider when choosing the pool deck material is its resistance. Creating a water-resistant and waterproof deck is your first goal. Having this primary consideration will guide how you will further weigh the qualities of other materials. 

Many various materials offer waterproof decks. However, it is a concrete decking that goes beyond water-repelling functions.

A concrete pool deck also has a natural cooling system that makes it resist heat. It is also the most studied among other materials. It resists wear and tears from high foot traffic.

The concrete is skid-resistant. It can further enhance with acrylic coating. Various finishing systems improve a concrete’s slip-resistant property.

Here are some of the standard finishing you can choose from:

  • Spray knockdown texture
  • Epoxy coating
  • Concrete stamping
  • Overlay stamping

2- Design Possibilities

The following are common pool decking materials that offer waterproofing and slip-resistant qualities:

  • Wood deck
  • Vinyl deck
  • Composite Wood Deck
  • Pavers
  • Tiles

But a concrete decking can replicate the look of the other materials. Concrete can mimic tile and paver patterns, wood patterns, and natural stone and slate patterns. Moreover, unlike these different materials, concrete is the toughest of all. 

Concrete decking also offers you multiple color possibilities. With the innovative techniques incorporated during concrete installation, you can control or derive the design and texture, and pigments you like. 

Here are the latest, updated pool deck ideas to rule this year:

  • Stamped concrete
  • Stenciled patterns
  • Colored Concrete
  • Rock-salt Finish
  • Brushed or Broom Finish
  • Exposed Aggregate

3- Adaptive Material

stamped concrete pool deck

Here’s what you will love with a concrete pool deck – it adapts to any environment. Compared to wood and other composite materials, carte flooring suits both indoor and outdoor. The natural cement slab adapts whether the season is cold or the severe warmest weather in Orange County. 

Tiles, pavers, and wood do not survive under the extreme changes of season. Wood cannot stand excessive moisture. Tiles can crack under freezing temperatures. 

Aside from adapting to the weather conditions, the concrete flooring also adapts easily to any design. You can combine it with other materials, too.

4- Easy Maintenance

The best pool decking materials must be less expensive to maintain. As something that is exposed to the outdoors, the pool decks must have a low-cost requirement. Because the pool decks are located outside, soil particles, mud, drying materials, or rotting organic materials are typical villains. 

With concrete, any stain can be quickly whipped away. The stains do not stay for extended periods as well.

Enjoyed reading about why concrete is considered the best pool deck material? If you’re planning to switch to concrete pool decks, our team of concrete contractors are ready to assist you. We offer decorative concrete not just for pools but also for your outdoor surfaces from patios to walkways. If you want to learn more, check out our blog about applying knockdown texture to your concrete pool decks.

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