Pool deck design ideas | composite decking boards
If you have a swimming pool in your yard, it may be the focal point of your entire backyard. If your pool deck and the surrounding area are not well maintained, it may make you feel uncomfortable, so you need to decorate it properly.
It is such a wonderful thing to have a swimming pool inside your own yard on a hot summer day. With a swimming pool, we can enjoy a good time.
And the pool deck is the place where people gather to enjoy the sunshine. So we need some pool deck design ideas to make our outdoor life better.
Pool decks decorating ideas
Whether your pool is inground or above ground, you need a decorative pool deck. As you prepare to decorate your deck, here are some things to consider.
Material choice for your pool deck
Traditional pools often use concrete or wood decking. Both of these materials, while common, have a number of drawbacks that make them difficult to live with.
Concrete doesn’t get wet and crack, but it can easily absorb heat. On a hot summer day, you can easily burn your feet if you step on the ground accidentally when you get out of the pool deck.
Wooden decking will not burn your feet, but in humid areas, wood decking is prone to moisture and mold. And it is easy to crack and warp after a long time. In order to avoid these problems, you need to maintain the wood deck regularly. This is an additional and ongoing expense.
We recommend the use of composite materials for pool decking. Composite decking is made from a mix of recycled plastic and wood fibers and has excellent water and mildew resistance, as well as high environmental resilience. Although the initial installation cost is a little higher, there is no need for tedious maintenance work later. Not only does it reduce maintenance costs, but it also allows you to have more time to enjoy your outdoor life.
Pool deck furniture
You need to place some furniture on top of the pool deck. Unlike the standard composite deck furniture, here you need some lounge chairs where you can relax in the sun. Of course, something like a sunshade is a must, no one wants to get sunburned by the hot sun. You may also need a dining table or something like that, you can have a snack and a drink while relaxing on the lounge chairs, what a nice treat.
Pool deck lighting
Pool deck lighting is not only a necessary safety feature, but it also allows you to enjoy your pool decks at night. With pool lights, you can use your pool both day and night.
You can choose from solar-powered lighting or solar-powered lighting to illuminate your pool decks. The solar light source charges during the day and automatically brightens when it gets dark. There is no need to add additional lights to your composite deck and you can still enjoy the outdoor view at night. Solar lights are available in many different designs and colors to make the most of your pool deck.
Of course, you can also install new lighting around the pool to create an interesting space. Sparkling string lights are the current trend for outdoor parties, and they can effectively add to the atmosphere of the party. If you have steps, you will need to add lighting to the area to improve the safety of pedestrians at night.
Landscape design for pools
You can make your backyard more fun and beautiful by doing landscaping in your pool deck design. Add trees and shrubs to the garden close to the pool. Trees can be used to provide water for the pool, but they must be kept 15 feet away from the edge of the pool. Shrubs are another great addition that can make your yard more relaxing. Potted plants also make great decorations, and you can find nice, lightweight pots at your nearest gardening store.
You can also choose tall green plants to decorate your pool deck, and the beautiful blooming flowers will enhance the look of your pool. These plants will allow you to experience the feeling of a tropical forest and will be effective in protecting your privacy. You can check with your seed supplier to find out which plants, flowers, and vines will thrive in your climate.
Natural decorative materials
If you’re wondering what’s hot for pool decor, then materials made from wood, bamboo, or even other plant materials are hot. Not only is this an eco-friendly way to decorate your pool deck, but it also makes your outdoor space look fresher.
Safety features for the pool deck
Safety is important, and accidents can happen in the pool area. When designing a pool deck you should think about safety and consider adding a small gate. Keep pets and children away from the pool deck when it is unsupervised. You can also build your pool decks with a space for a first aid kit, life jackets, and other safety items.
Enjoy more outdoor space by sprucing up your pool deck this summer. Furniture, accessories and more can be put together to make your deck unique.