So here’s the thing: I don’t know how to swim. Sure, I follow a training program for an Iron Man Triathlon, but swimming isn’t part of the routine. I’m not scared of water or drowning, I just don’t know how.

But one thing caught me as I was making plans in taking up a swimming class: I want to plunge and feel like a Flamingo (or something like that) diving in for the most refreshing feel ever. I want to have a wonderful time in the pool. That was when pool decks got my attention. As a designer myself, I’m into the elements of space and shapes complementing each other. Apply these concepts onto the pool area, and you’re in for the maximum swimming experience, (even if you’re a beginner).

Using geometric shapes, glass tiles, water features, collective material liners, shallow shelves and lighting are currently one of the leading trends and fixtures of today’s outdoor design. A decorative concrete pool deck (complete with color and texture) not only entices you to a beautiful plunge but also provides a safe, slip-proof deck as you do your sunbathing or barbecuing. If you would ask me, I might as well just start learning how to swim now.

Decorative concrete has jumpstarted the creation of pool decks that complement a home’s exterior, relate externally, and imitate striking and usually expensive materials like slate, stone or even wood.

So if you want to build a new pool or improve your own, consider Sundek. Here are some pool deck designs suitable for that majestic plunge.


This beautiful summery backyard features the Spanish experience complete with sharp edges that give the pool a distinct touch.


For that country style that you’ve always been wanting to experience, this design is for you. With a Jacuzzi and pool, your friends wouldn’t take a minute to come over.


If you’re like me who needs to learn how to swim, I bet this would make you want to be a pro right away. A sporty look never fails to give you an Olympic vibe.


If you’re a hotelier wanting to maximize on the summer feel, make sure to have this on your pool area. Parties and Barbecues will never be the same again.


Curves always make something look even sexier. Having this design would not only make you the coolest homeowner in your area but also the double take from passersby.

Let’s go and swim! I might not be that good, but with one of these pool decks, I know I’ll be a pro right away. For more on pools, head over to, Orange County’s classiest concrete specialist.