Do you want to create a stunning outdoor living space around your swimming pool? Are you tired of the traditional concrete surface surrounding most pools? If so, you may want to consider using composite decking materials around your pool. The same qualities that make composite materials an excellent choice for decks and porches also make them great for pool decking.
Three Benefits of Using Composite Decking Around A Pool
1. Durability. Composite decking is not easily affected by water or pool chemicals, which makes it a hardy material to use next to pools. An article published on the MultiBriefs: Exclusive website examined boardwalks in “Hurricane Alley” built with capped composite decking and found them to be durable enough to withstand years of water and humidity.
2. Fade-Resistance. Composite decking is available in a range of beautiful colors and is fade-resistant from the sun’s UV rays. So — while you may see very slight color fading over the long-term — for the most part, your pool deck will retain its original beauty and color over the years. When choosing a color for your composite decking, one thing to keep in mind is that darker colors may become warm to touch during the height of summer heat. Choosing a lighter color helps to ensure that the decking retains less heat, as with concrete.
3. Comfort. Composite decking does not splinter, which is extremely important around a swimming pool, where children and adults will be walking with bare feet. Also, many composite decking boards are textured to be slip-resistant when wet, making them less slick than pressure-treated wood or smooth concrete when wet.
If you’re installing a pool and considering what material to use for your pool deck, we hope you’ll take a closer look at composite decking as a gorgeous alternative to the standard concrete slab. At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we love to help Triangle-area homeowners create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces they can enjoy with their families and friends for many years to come. Give us a call today for a design consultation: (919) 446-5585. We look forward to working with you!