Pool Deck Designs — An Overview
You have the pool, but your landscape design and landscape maintenance are not complete until you decide how to surround your space with a pool deck.
In the Pacific Northwest weather, you’ll need something resistant to the rain and wind that comes after the summer season. Many materials might work. We’ll summarize a few options here that are the most popular.
You can browse thousands of ideas and designs online. Your budget and preferences will determine the result!
Pressure-treated wood is the most popular material for pool decking, because of the ease of use and price. The average price is $2 per square foot. The wood used is cheap pine that is treated to resist mold, rot, and insects. It is prone to warp over time, however, so the maintenance can end up being more involved than you’d like.
Cedar is such a beautiful color, and is another option for pool decking. This option is for those who love the natural look in their yard. The wood is lightweight but sturdy. Make sure you treat it with weather-resistant stain so that it retains its original color. Otherwise, it will gradually turn gray. The cost is about $6 per square foot.
Composites are quickly becoming a popular choice. A composite is made of synthetic materials made to look like wood. The price is higher - up to about $10 per square foot - but the maintenance is minimal. You’re paying more but can rest assured that it will last.
Another attractive choice is to use pavers for your pool deck. They have the look of natural stone, are slip resistant, and very durable. With pavers, the choice is endless. There are so many shades and styles that you can match them to create the best look for your space.
If for some reason one of the pavers becomes damaged, you can spot replace them very easily. Make sure to fill in between the gaps with a polymer sand and protect with a sealant at installation. The average cost of pavers is between $16 and $24 per square foot.
Whether it’s wood, composite, or pavers, you’ll want a pool deck that complements your outdoor space in the warm Willamette Valley sunshine. We can help you here at Graham Landscape with a design and materials that work best for your budget and lifestyle needs.
Graham Landscape & Design in Eugene, Oregon designed and installed this simple yet elegant paver pathway and pool deck, adding beauty for this Eugene area home.
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