Pool Decking

 

Pool Deck / Patio Design & Construction Houston

 

One of the biggest trends in outdoor design today is a decorative pool deck / patio; an inviting, multipurpose area surrounding the pool where people can entertain, sunbathe, meditate or just hang out when they aren’t enjoying the benefits of their swimming pool. According to statistics from the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, we actually spend more time on our pool decks / patios than in the pool itself. That makes the pool deck even more essential as an element in swimming pool design.

Q: what is the difference between a Deck and a Patio?

A: a patio requires flat level ground for drainage and water runoff and are traditionally constructed from concrete or a combination of concrete and pavers. A deck can overcome rough or sloping terrain because it is raised and constructed from lumber / timber. 

Pool patios and decks have become more specialized with a stronger emphasis on aesthetics, transforming the pool and outdoor area into a mini resort with lighting, sound systems, spas, waterfalls and fountains. Today’s space-challenged backyards have also led to a trend in smaller swimming pools, complimented by relaxation areas that extend the indoor living space.

While a pool deck may essentially look and function like a patio, a pool patio / deck has unique requirements for slip resistance, sun reflectivity and orientation. Downunda will help guide you through the many choices and the process to design a concrete pool deck that works best for your architecture and lifestyle. Whether you want to entertain, keep cool, exercise or create a peaceful water-themed oasis, Downunda pool decks will find a solution for you.

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