Ready, set, swim! But wait, your new pool is being installed and now your mind is racing with additional ways to add a little more style and flavor to the installation. Not to worry; we have three finishing touches that every homeowner should consider for their pool area.
- Deck Finish and Design
A deck is always a great addition to any pool area, but the options can be overwhelming. From pressure treated lumber and tropical hardwoods, to redwood, cedar, composites, or aluminum, there is an option for almost every style and taste. Also, it is important to consider the design of your deck very seriously. In addition to finish, other considerations can include size, function and budget. For example, do you often entertain? If so, a deck with the most room for seating and mingling might be a great choice. Are you all about aesthetics with a flexible budget to work with? Then a wrap-around deck might be just what you and your family are looking for.
- Interior Pool Finish
From the traditional to the out-of-the-box, your pool finish is a great way to add a classic look or a unique feel to your pool. The pool finish refers to the actual materials used to create the inner part of the pool that is always in contact with water. This material needs to be durable and able to withstand wear over the years. Choices include plaster, tile or aggregate finishes and each is usually available in a wide range of materials, textures and colors. While plaster is a more traditional choice, iridescent tiles, glass beads or river pebbles are also up for consideration.
- Pool Coping
Pool coping is an extra special way to add uniqueness and personal style to your pool. Specifically, coping is the material above the tile line that generally covers the top of the pool structure. Coping is typically used to separate the pool’s structure from the decking, but can also serve as a frame around the pool. There are a number of choices when selecting coping, including paver, brick, concrete, or travertine / natural stone. In a future blog installment, we’ll get into more specifics about coping, the options available and the costs involved so stay tuned.