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Paver Pool Decking and Coping Inspiration

Nothing compares to the experience of basking in the sun in the pool or unwinding poolside after the sun sets. It’s no surprise the best part of your summer lifestyle should be spent next to a cool, refreshing body of water. Thankfully, Unilock has a ton of pool coping ideas that will guarantee your backyard pool deck will make a splash even before you enter the water.
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Choose a slip-resistant surface texture

When choosing the right product for your pool deck, one thing that you should consider is surface texture. It’s important to choose a paver that has a safe, non-slip texture to avoid any slips by the pool. Light-toned colors with non-abrasive edges for pool coping (the edge closest to the water) are an added touch that also protect feet from getting too hot. Darker inset borders that help define the pool edge is another feature to consider.

Size: If you intend to use the pool deck as a patio for entertaining or lounging, consider the size and amount of furniture you wish to incorporate.
Elevation: properly plan steps, multilevel areas and retaining walls.
Drainage: Drainage should always be away from the pool and your home. In areas where it is difficult to grade the pool decking, we recommend that you install drains that will transport excess rainwater to an appropriate location.

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Entertain with pool side features

Design your pool deck to complement hours of summer fun in the sun. Consider what furniture you want to include in your space if you plan to use the pool deck as a patio for entertaining or lounging. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are perfect for sunbathing by the pool, for reading a book in the shade or watching the kids play. In addition, consider adding a water feature to the pool area for visual and auditory appeal; after all, nothing beats floating away on a sunny, warm afternoon to the soothing sounds of a quiet waterfall. A backyard pool paired with an outdoor BBQ and grill island is a match made in heaven. What better way to end a day spent in the pool than with lunch served outside, hot off the grill?

Pool lighting for safety at night

When using or maneuvering around the pool deck at night, lighting is a terrific method to highlight the texture of the pool deck surface and to provide an additional level of safety surrounding the pool. Consider the flow of traffic around your pool deck and include appropriate lighting in your plans.

Additional design considerations

There’s more to designing a pool deck than meets the eye. If you have the opportunity to plan your design before the pool is installed, you will want to make sure you address certain things like size, elevation and drainage. If your pool deck is at a different elevation than the rest of your yard, make sure to plan steps, multi-level zones, and retaining walls accordingly. Finally, consider installing drainage channels around the perimeter of your pool deck to mitigate flooding.

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