Summer Ideas for Designing a Pool with Composite Decking

July 28, 2022

The weather is getting warmer, which means it's time to go swimming! A good outdoor pool made out of composite decking can be a fun way to spend the hot summer months. Composite decking boards are one of the most popular choices for pool decking because they don't warp, rot, or splinter and don't need as much maintenance as some other materials.

Composite decking not only gives your backyard a modern look but also makes your home worth more. Composite wood decking is a great alternative to any other type of wood decking when used as a pool deck. A pool could be a great addition to your home, but the area around it can change how it looks. Composite deck boards come in a variety of colors and styles to match your other furniture and give you more choices.

How should I build a pool deck?

An outdoor pool that looks nice can be a good way to improve the look of your home. When building a pool deck for an outdoor pool, it's important to choose the right style. The style of your deck will depend on the type of pool you have, how it is used, and how much money you have. Here are five popular styles of pool decks to give you more building options for your own outdoor pool project.

  • Full decks on all sides
  • Side Deck
  • Somewhat year-round pool deck
  • Steps to the pool deck
  • Covered above-ground pool for safety

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Full deck around the pool

One common way to build a pool deck is with a deck that goes all the way around the pool. This kind of pool deck can go all the way around the pool, so the deck that goes all the way around is big. This also means that you can put different kinds of furniture on top of the pool deck that goes all the way around the pool. Loungers, umbrellas, barbecue grills, and so on.

This kind of pool deck goes on top of the pool, giving your backyard a smooth look. This type of pool deck has many more benefits for people who have a bigger backyard. Raised pool decks have walls made of boards that keep small children and animals away. Plus, you can put filtration equipment neatly underneath! Wood decking is cheap and common, but we recommend using composite decking instead because it is waterproof and won't grow mold.

Poolside decking

If you don't have a lot of space in your backyard or a lot of money, you might decide to build a deck next to your pool. Side decks don't go all the way around the pool like full wrap-around decks do. Instead, they go to one side of the pool. Even though the deck space by the pool is smaller, you can still put in a place to sit and rest.

You can add a walk-in step to your pool deck to make it look more elegant and like a real in-ground pool. Another good thing about putting in an above-ground pool here? Pool fencing and landscaping costs can be cut by a lot for homeowners.

Somewhat year-round pool deck

If your yard has a slope, you can choose a semi-inground pool. This pool deck can give the backyard a very interesting look. Again, depending on how big your backyard is, you can still choose between a full wrap-around deck or a side deck. You can put a small green plant in a pot in your backyard to make it look nicer and feel more like nature.

Steps to the pool deck

The style of this pool deck is very cool. The steps on a composite deck can be used as both stairs and seats. You can wrap two sides of the pool deck with walls for a better installation. The steps on the other sides are made of composite decking. This is a very clever and appealing way to do it. You can make the wall panels out of things like composite wall cladding or stone. This kind of pool doesn't take up much room and can be put anywhere. It works especially well in small city backyards.

A safety cover for an above-ground pool

You can put a protective cover on your pool, which isn't possible with most other above-ground pools. With this type of above-ground pool, you can keep it safer in the winter. This type of composite pool deck needs safety features that are built in. This is another way to make the pool deck safer.

Which materials are best for summer pool decks?

When you're getting ready to build something outside, one of the things that will keep you up at night is what materials to use. With the right material, your pool deck will work better and you'll enjoy being outside more. Even though composite decking is one of the best materials for pool decks. But you can also put your pool deck together with other materials. Let's take a closer look at the different kinds of materials that can be used for pool decks.

  • materials for composite decking
  • Wood decking
  • Plastic or PVC decking

Materials for Composite Decking

The best thing about composite materials is that they don't need much upkeep. One reason why more and more people are choosing it is because of this. Composite wood decking materials also have the benefit of being waterproof and resistant to corrosion. This is a very important part of a pool deck. Most of the time, pool decking is wet and doesn't protect against water or mold well. Then you will have to replace or reinstall your pool deck often. Composite decking boards also have the benefit of being strong, long-lasting, and resistant to fading. They don't fade easily, even when exposed to UV rays for a long time, so your pool deck will always look good.

Wooden Decks

Solid wood flooring is a classic and elegant choice because of its natural beauty, rustic look, and durability. It also doesn't slip, so it's a great choice for use around the pool. You can change your design by getting the wood cut to the exact measurements you want. Some of these problems can be fixed by using pressure-treated wood or staining or painting the wood. Some of these problems can be fixed by using pressure-treated wood or staining or painting the wood.

Plastic or PVC Decking

PVC or plastic decking can also be used as a pool deck because it doesn't get wet or mildew. PVC decking also has the benefit of not needing to be taken care of. PVC or plastic decking is also resistant to stains, bugs, and splinters, which makes the area around the pool safer.

PVC decking, on the other hand, is more fragile than composite decking. Strong UV rays can damage the structure of PVC decking and cause it to fade over time. When this happens, you usually have to replace the boards to keep the deck looking good over time.

Before Building an Above-Ground Pool Deck, Do These Things

  • Before you ask your contractor to make deck blueprints, you will need to know the following about your deck plan.
  • Rules for building. Have a builder or a building inspector look over your plans to make sure they follow the rules.
  • Pool measurements. Figure out the size of the pool based on the size of the yard. Then, use the diameter and height of the pool to figure out the exact size of the deck.
  • How big is the deck? Based on the final architectural drawings, measure the height, width, and area of each material for the deck.
  • Preparing the materials. Prepare all of the needed materials based on the measurements.

Things to Think About for Above-Ground Pool Decks

  • Once you've chosen a style for your pool deck, build the pool first, then the pool deck.
  • For safety, you should build your pool and deck close to the house.
  • Think about how much sun your deck will get before you choose a material. Some are better able to handle the heat than others.
  • Instead of hiding your pool equipment or storage under your deck, build a small equipment and storage room near your pool. This will make it easy to get to these important places.

 

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