Your backyard swimming pool. The site of outdoor parties, swimming lessons, games of Marco Polo, and lazy summer days spent drifting on a raft while enjoying the warm sunshine. Your pool is the star of your yard, so why not give it the cast of supporting characters it so richly deserves? And those include not just carefully selected surrounding landscaping, a few comfortable chaise lounges, and a great selection of pool toys and games, but also pavers good looking enough to make it clear that your swimming pool is a true diva.
There are several benefits to choosing pavers as your swimming pool deck material.
No matter how many times you warn them, kids often run, roughhouse, or simply don’t pay attention when it’s swim time. And when careless wet feet meet a slippery deck, watch out: falls are likely, and could be disastrous. When you choose pavers for your pool deck, however, you greatly reduce this danger, as unsealed pavers provide excellent traction and are quite slip-resistant (although it’s still a bad idea to run around the pool!).
Bare feet and rough or sharp flooring are a terrible combination. Heavily textured or rock-permeated concrete or tile can be uncomfortable – even painful – to walk on without shoes, and aging brick wears and tears on delicate toes. Smooth or stamped concrete is one possible solution – but can become unbearably hot on those scorching summer days, leading to burned feet. By contrast, pool pavers are smooth and comfortable to walk on and while they might warm up on a summer day, they are far cooler than standard concrete, making them much easier on bare feet.
Concrete-slab decking is relatively inexpensive, but one thing is guaranteed: it will crack. That can be unsightly, and you can’t fix a large concrete slab without lifting the whole piece. Wood decking is lovely, but wood rots, splinters and needs frequent resealing. You won’t have any such headaches when you surround your pool with pavers, however: they don’t crack easily; if one is damaged, you can replace just the broken paver; and there are no issues with rotting or splintering. When Lifescaping Outdoors installs your pool pavers, you can count on durable good looks that will stand the test of time.
A gorgeous swimming pool doesn’t end at the water’s edge. It’s surrounded with equally spectacular decking. And if you are looking for the most versatile, elegant and easily customized flooring material for your pool surround, look no further than pavers. They come in a wide range of colors, sizes and shapes so you can match your home’s style -- plus, there are nearly endless ways to lay the pavers, meaning that you can create any design you fancy. Symmetrical rows, checkerboard patterns, half-circles, waves, patchwork, rustic… with the right pavers, and the expertise of Lifescaping Outdoors’ designers and installers, you can have it.
Give us a call today. We’ll help you turn your swimming pool into a star.