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Pool deck remodeling

Remodeling your pool decking is often an easy and affordable way to add a fresh, exciting look to your entire poolscape and outdoor living area.

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Getting started with pool decking

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New deck(concrete overlay), coping stones staining, waterline tile, resurfacing, retaining wall, fire feature – Fort Washington, MD

Does your existing pool deck look outdated, boring and uninspired? Remodeling your pool decking is often an easy and affordable way to add a fresh, exciting look to your entire poolscape and outdoor living area.

Other remodeling methods – such as changing the shape of your pool – typically require extensive and costly construction. Simply changing up just the decking is relatively fast and inexpensive to make your entire pool area look completely brand new.

No matter what type of swimming pool deck you currently have, options for a great new look are available.

Besides pool decking remodeling, Dolphin Pool Services, LLC also offers existing concrete deck resurfacing and concrete overlay, this is a less expensive way of restoring your existing concrete deck and making it look brand new again!

What is pool decking?
Your pool deck is the immediate area around your pool. Also known as a pool patio, this is the space where you place lounge chairs, tables and other pool/backyard furniture. The deck creates the look and style of your entire swimming area. When designing and building a pool deck, materials matter. The area should be stylish, inviting, well-constructed and non-slip.

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New deck(concrete overlay), coping stones staining, waterline tile, resurfacing, retaining wall, fire feature – Fort Washington, MD

Swimming pool decking materials

Decking allows for a lot of flexibility in design. Common decking materials include concrete, stone travertine and more.
When remodeling pool decking, the first step is choosing the right materials.

Here’s a look at the pros and cons of popular decking materials:

1. Concrete

Poured concrete is the most popular – and usually most affordable – pool decking material.
Concrete pool decks can be either broom finished or stamped. Broom finishing creates a standard concrete look. Various color options are available, too.
Stamped concrete can resemble stone, tile or brick. While a stamped finish is usually a bit more expensive than broom finishing, stamping is also much cheaper than stone.

2. Stone

Stone is durable, affordable and stylish – making it one of the most popular decking materials for pools in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Stones are available in many different shapes, sizes and colors. They can be used to add pool decorations such as waterfalls, boulders and other structures. Stone decking adds a timeless, natural look which is suitable for just about any architectural style. Stone is extremely durable and requires almost no maintenance. Plus, stone has natural friction. The non-slip surface helps increase poolside safety. For a typical installation, large stones are finely cut and then placed into a layer of concrete. This helps prevent any movement over time. Many different types of natural stones are available. Travertine is one of the most popular stones for pool decking. A type of limestone, travertine has natural no-slip properties which make it comfortable and safe for a wet environment. The durability and stylish look of stone does have a price. Stone is almost always the most expensive option for pool decking. However, the quality and design options are often hard to beat.

3) Pavers

Stone is durable, affordable and stylish – making it one of the most popular decking materials for pools in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Stones are available in many different shapes, sizes and colors. They can be used to add pool decorations such as waterfalls, boulders and other structures. Stone decking adds a timeless, natural look which is suitable for just about any architectural style. Stone is extremely durable and requires almost no maintenance. Plus, stone has natural friction. The non-slip surface helps increase poolside safety. For a typical installation, large stones are finely cut and then placed into a layer of concrete. This helps prevent any movement over time. Many different types of natural stones are available. Travertine is one of the most popular stones for pool decking. A type of limestone, travertine has natural no-slip properties which make it comfortable and safe for a wet environment. The durability and stylish look of stone does have a price. Stone is almost always the most expensive option for pool decking. However, the quality and design options are often hard to beat.

4) Tile deck

Tile adds a clean, elegant look to any pool. Plus, tile is very easy to work with. Note that only unglazed tile can be used as pool decking. Glazed tile – like what you’d find on a kitchen or bathroom counter – is far too slippery to safely use around a pool. Don’t feel you’re limited to just square tiles. You can find tile in a variety of other shapes and sizes to create a unique look. You can even use specialty tiles which resemble stone, brick, marble or wood. Tile is one of the quickest and easiest materials to install. It can be set in concrete or with traditional grout. Many tiles are even self-adhesive. They can be stuck onto practically any type of existing surface including concrete, wood or even bare ground. Tile is a great way for an easy pool deck renovation. Self-adhesive tiles are also often a good choice if you want to expand the size of an existing deck.

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