Typical expectations for an in-ground swimming pool Raleigh NC patio is simple, gray concrete. But these days, few are happy with simple. Have no fear, there are some great ways to spruce up your swimming pool patio design so that your pool looks like part of your backyard landscape rather than a drab eyesore.
It’s just like it sounds – stamping the concrete with a pattern that resembles brick, stone, tile wood or other natural elements and textures. This gives the benefits of concrete (longevity, low maintenance, seamless construction) without the expense and maintenance of the other options. Stamped concrete also maintains a surface with traction to minimize falls. You can add pigment to the concrete in earth tones as well, so you’re not stuck with gray (unless you want to be!).
Another option for your pool or patio, if within your budget, is to use stone – keeping in mind that you want to avoid smooth surfaces because they can be a fall hazard (so, no tile). Cobblestone and flagstone are great options that add both charm and texture (for safety) to a swimming pool design. Slate is another popular choice, though a bit heavier on the budget.
If your in-ground swimming pool Fayetteville NC is on an elevated portion of your yard, then a wood deck may be a classic option. The contrast of the wood makes the pool design pop. Just remember, however, that wood probably requires the most maintenance of all of these options, including annual staining. Your choice of wood can create an atmosphere too. For example, bamboo wood planks, coupled with bamboo growing near the pool and some lanterns, would provide an Asian elegance to your backyard.
There are several other elements that can add to the total aesthetic of your swimming pool and deck design, including the addition of water or light features and your landscape design. Parrot Bay Pools would be honored to help you make your pool design all your own.