Does your pool deck need an upgrade? Style is important when it comes to the enjoyability of your pool space, and depending on what colors and designs you choose, you can make it or break it. But, where does one begin to get a style they are really reeling about?
Listed below are some ideas to help get your creative juices turning.
Hot Concrete? Pick a lighter shade
Sticking with cool colors, such as a pale blue and classic white, can add a hint of “chill” to your pool deck. Doing this can keep your pool deck 20-degrees cooler, allowing you to have more fun in the hot sun.
Keep patterns smooth
Deep grout lines and highly-detailed concrete can make walking barefoot uncomfortable on your pool deck. The build of of water beneath your feet mixed with the possibly painful design makes the pool less enjoyable and is a waste of the space if it is not utilized to its full potential. The easy way to do this is to apply concrete overlay patterns, which allow you the ease of finding a pattern you like, without the hassle of worrying about too much uncomfortable feet.
Add a concrete border
Borders can really help you get the style you are looking for. Applying a border around your pool, either with straight concrete or concrete overlay patterns, applies a sense of extra interest by setting it apart from the rest of your concrete deck. This can be achieved by even the slightest color difference, but still gives that dramatic effect effortlessly.
If you have a curvy pool, definitely put good thought into this idea as it can really set your deck apart from all the others.
The type of pattern you choose for your concrete is just as important as the little details. For instance, a diamond pattern makes for an elegant feel. This is paired well with lighter shades of any color, as well as more modern furniture styles.
In contrast, if you are more of a rustic person, go for the unique, single concrete laying with leafy patterns stamped in. Stamping your concrete allows for more personalization, making your swimming deck that much more enjoyable.
Deep grout lines and highly-detailed concrete can make walking barefoot uncomfortable on your pool deck. The build-up of water beneath your feet mixed with the possibly painful design makes the pool less enjoyable and is a waste of the space if it is not utilized to its full potential. So, when choosing a design, be wary of this fact.
But, sticking with smooth concrete and pairing it with randomness can make for a personalization all your own. For example, utilize stamped concrete patterns whenever possible in order to create the design you so desire. Taking charge in something like this can make sure that you have a pool deck completely of your own.
Artificial is not prehistoric
Adding artificial rock accents can really help you tie together your design. If you like the look of the mountains without the weather, doing this can give you the best of both worlds right in your backyard. What pairs well with artificial rocks is a natural stone ground. The smooth rock can be enticing to the feet senses while the rock is pleasing to the eyes.
Forage and Garden
Not often thought of, but definitely a nice spark of color and appeal, plants can really give life to the look of your pool deck. Whether you choose artificial or living, the colors and the species is important, as well as the volume of forgery.
A few tips for including plants in your design are as follows:
1. Choose plants with larger leaves rather than small. These are easier to clean out of your pool and do not get caught in your filters as often, if at all.
2. Agave, aloe and yucca are low-maintenance and love the heat, meaning watering often is not a trivial concern.
3. Small palms are friendly and add a tropical feel to your pool space.
4. Cactui such as echinocactus and opuntia supply a unique look. But, be careful of the spines as they can be dangerous if not handled properly.
The best way to manage the care of your forage is by putting them in pots. This allow you to move them when necessary and you can control their water intake, as to not worry if they get splashed with chlorine treated water or not. Pool reflections can also give the plants too much light as well, so having nomadic pots makes this easier to control than if they were rooted in the ground surrounding.