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In all instances we recommend to match or complement the pool coping to the pool decking. This will provide for a cleaner appearance, as the introduction of too many differing materials will clutter the appearance to the eye. Remember that almost all materials have visual appeal when selected as small samples, but can clash severly when seen in larger surface areas.
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SUSAN EQUESTRIAN ESTATE
negative edge pool overlooking lake
flanked by elevated rustic pergolas
natural flagstone facing
mediterranean plant selection
condominium rooftop pool
brazilian ceramic tiles
energy saving technology
tropical plant privacy wall
MARIOTT HARBOUR LAKE
family resort pool
pirate themed swimming areas
interactive water features
child friendly design
condominium rooftop pool and spas
retro ocean liner inspired design
wind resistant xeroscaping
energy saving technology
illuminated pool and spa at night
adjustable color luminar water features
virginia red brick cladding
FOUR SEASONS EXUMA BAY
resort pool and spas
artificial beach pool entry
You may be familiar with the pool decking of the 1980's known as "Cool Deck" with its artificial stark white appearance. This product is notoriously prone to chipping and demands repainting on regular basis. Obviously, we do not recommend it. Yes, it is economical, but as always, you get what you pay for.
CONCRETE UNIT PAVERS
All concrete pavers are not created equal, some are manufactured with dye which is mixed throughout, some are made with a "face mix" procedure where the dye is only in the top layer of the paver, where it is needed. The creation of concrete pavers is an art, and with all finishes, their installation can be a success or a failure depending on the product used and the contractor who is executing the installation.
Cut Natural Stone Materials can be used on pool decks in many creative ways. They also provide a more luxurious finish, offers timeless beauty, and maybe most importantly, lasts the longest of all decking. Additionally, natural stone has recently become cost competitive with other pool decking products.
Some people fear that natural stone may be too slippery for their pool deck. Currently, natural stone decking materials can be used in their natural state and provide a slip resistant finish, some are altered through mechanical or chemical processes to provide the desired safe surface.
Local stone suppliers have many varieties of materials in the finish that you will enjoy for many years to come. An important quality of natural stone is its resistance to fading, as natual stone contains no dyes. The only requirement is that it must be sealed to keep spills from becoming stains.
FIELDSTONE AND FLAGSTONE MATERIALS
Fieldstone and Flagstone have an attractive appeal, perfectly suited to Lagoon, Natural, Garden and Oasis style pools. These materials posess all of the same inheirant properties of Cut Natural Stone, yet understandably carry a higher installation cost, only because of their uneven and irregular dimensions.