What are my Swimming Pool Deck Options

The most obvious thing to keep in mind when designing the area around your pool is safety. Pool decks must provide a safe, slip-resistant deck that will remain safe even when wet. Beyond this, you want your pool deck to be aesthetically pleasing and add life and atmosphere to your pool area.

Poured Concrete

Concrete is the most common pool deck option as it is affordable and durable. It does not have to be boring however. Concrete can be finished in numerous colors or it can be stamped to look like stone, brick, or tile.

Stone Decking

Stones for pool decks are available in many sizes, shapes, and colors. They add a natural aesthetic to your yard and are popular for homeowners who have designed a natural-looking swimming pool with boulders, waterfalls, and grottos. Stone is extremely durable and versatile when it comes to matching architectural style.

Concrete Pavers

Pavers come in a number of sizes, shapes and colors and can be mixed and matched to create the pattern or look that you choose.

Tile Decks

Unglazed tile can add a touch of elegance to your backyard. Square tiles are most common, but tiles can be found in different shapes and sizes to match the look of your pool paradise.


Nothing beats the look of grass coming right up to the edge of the pool coping. There are some considerations like foot traffic and debris control, but the look can’t be beat.