Swimming Pool Decks and Patios


More people aim their focus on deciding what kind of pool to install and what kind of design and materials to make it from, but they don’t spend as much time thinking about what kind of deck they’ll use. But if you think about it, you will spend as much time on the deck as you would in the swimming pool. Decks are also used for entertaining or just hanging out, so they demand more attention than they get in the planning process.


Do you want your deck to go all around your pool, or only in a semi-circle? What kind, and how much deck furniture will you have? Will you have enough space to walk around the deck once the furniture is placed? These are just some of the questions you have to ask yourself when having a deck made for your pool. It is a wiser choice to go with a deck of larger size than making the mistake of having a deck too small. We at Universal Pool and Spa are your go-to professionals when it comes to deck shape and size.

There is a lot to consider when designing your pools deck, for instance, will the deck be in the shade or the sun? What materials will be used? Will you be adding a spa? Do you plan on having an outdoor kitchen or backyard bar? If so your deck should be adjacent to it.

When choosing pool deck material, there are a lot of options to consider. Wooden decks are popular because their inexpensive and easy to care for. Concrete decks are also affordable. They can be done in different colors and patterns and made to look like tile, stone or brick. Another kind of material for decks is composites. They are man-made materials that look like wood. Composites are made from a mixture of different materials, such as, plastic, wood and polymer resins. Composite decks are more costly than wood but require less attention in upkeep because they are designed to resist rot, warping and insect infestation. Concrete pavers are also a good choice. If you choose to use concrete pavers you will be able to mix and match shape, sizes and colors and create your own unique deck pattern. Tile decks, if chosen, should be unglazed to avoid slipping. Installing unglazed tile can add a touch of elegance to the pool décor. There are different shapes, sizes and colors to choose from, but square tiles are most commonly used.

We at Universal Pool and Spa have the experience and expertise when it comes to building your deck. For more information about decks or to set up an appointment for a free consultation and design quote, call us now. Universal Pool and Spa (818) 347-6657.

Let our experience create another work of art for you!