Pool Decks

If you live in the South, you’ll know the sunny climate makes it easy to get outside and enjoy time grilling, hanging, and making memories! And in Augusta, Georgia, everyone loves to have a safe space to enjoy great weather and great company; in fact, a pool in the back yard is something many of us look for in a home.

A swimming pool might seem like a luxury, but when hot weather lasts six months of the year, it’s almost a necessity. If you’re a pool owner, or looking to install a pool in the near future, one of the most crucial elements is the pool deck.

What is a Pool Deck?

While the word “deck” conjures up images of wooden platforms suspended above ground, it is also used to describe the hardscape area around your swimming pool. Also called a surround, deck, or decking, the hardscape area isn’t made of wood or composite, like traditional outdoor decks. Nowadays, most in-ground swimming pool decks are made of concrete.

Why Concrete?

Concrete pool decks are by far the most durable; with the right care and diligent maintenance, a professionally installed concrete pool deck can last a lifetime. Naturally upkeep depends on individual situations – if the surface cracks, or seems to be impaired, your pool deck may need to be resurfaced every 10-15 years.

However, there are some factors that may shift that number higher or lower – the environment, materials used and the craftsmanship of the concrete company can impact the integrity of your pool deck. When you hire a reliable and experienced contractor, like the team at Powell’s Concrete, you’re more likely to enjoy the pool deck without any problems for a very long time!

What Space Do You Need?

Augusta home owners enjoy creating recreational spaces that function well for them and their loved ones. While a pool can be installed in almost any size space, you still want to guarantee there is plenty of walking space around the pool. This typically requires roughly 2′–4′ of space around the pool perimeter. If you have a slide, include the width of that plus 2-4 additional feet to allow for safety.

Variety & Diversity in Design

Plain concrete is wholly functional, but some customers enjoy something more textured, or a surface that helps prevent slipping and falling. A step up from plain, poured concrete is stamped concrete which is textured or imprinted. Honed concrete looks smooth, but it is non-slip, making it safe when wet, and ideal for pool surrounds.

Talk to your Powell’s Concrete professional about the texture and design you want. We guide our customers through the process until they settle on an ideal pool deck surface that combines good looks, durability, and low maintenance.

Cost

Your budget may dictate what kind of pool deck you get in your Augusta home. While popular, deck pavers, especially natural stone pavers, tend to be more costly than standard concrete decking. And, the cost savings are high when compared to wood options – a concrete patio costs only $4 per square foot, while a deck costs roughly $6 per square foot for lower-cost pressure treated lumber. A concrete pool deck can be designed in a style you love to last a longer time than other options, and cost you less to maintain and repair over the lifetime of your pool.

Experienced in Augusta’s Climate

Pool decks are an important, if understated, aspect of your pool experience, it is so important to find a concrete company who knows and understands the area, your challenges, and any factors that might need to be considered when constructing a fun and safe pool deck.

Environmental factors, the weather and exposure to sun are all elements of construction our team takes into consideration when building or resurfacing pool decks in the Augusta area. The other is safety – it is important to properly seal the concrete surrounding the pool to ensure that mold, mildew, salt water and damage from UV rays do not deteriorate or damage the pool deck. To help prevent any problems, try the following maintenance tips:

1.      Pressure Wash Your Pool Deck. One obvious yet important way to help your cement last longer is to keep it clean.

2.      Use A Sealant to Protect Your Concrete.

3.      Repair Small Cracks.

4.      Lift and Level Any Sinking Concrete.

Contact Powell’s Concrete with questions, or to learn more about our services in the Augusta area!