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While the design phase of a brand-new pool deck can be the most exciting part of the project, you also want to keep in mind the technologies that will ensure your new pool deck will hold up to the challenges of its poolside placement. Here are three Unilock technologies that are perfectly suited to a pool deck in Katonah, NY.
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First, you want pavers that stand the test of time. While pool decks aren’t subjected to the same compressive forces as driveways, you still want pavers that will last and deliver a smooth and safe surface for barefoot fun, with no chipping or cracking.
Ultima Concrete Technology gives pavers and vertical elements up to four times the strength of conventional poured concrete.
One Unilock paver that features Ultima Concrete Technology is the popular Richcliff paver, which gives your pool deck a wonderfully relaxed feel thanks to its defined flagstone texture and warm colors, which include Pebble Taupe, Smoke Shale, and Dawn Mist. If you love the look of bluestone, you can combine two (or even all three) of these colors to achieve the natural character of bluestone. This can be achieved not only on your pool deck, but you can carry the look throughout all of your hardscapes, such as your patio, walkways, and driveway.
The Random Bundle (which includes two different rectangles as well as a square) along with a large rectangle, can be laid in a variety of relaxed patterns. Richcliff pool decks are unique in that the pavers are made using Reala Technology, which uses casts of many varied stone textures that ensure no pattern repeat, and a one-of-a-kind look. The surface is barefoot-friendly and non-slip—perfect for wet areas like pools.
A pool deck is a big investment in your landscape, so you want to be sure the colors aren’t going to fade and that minor scratches, such as those created from dragged furniture, won’t mar its appearance.
EnduraColor involves a manufacturing process with two steps: a bed of coarse aggregates on the bottom of each paver for a durable foundation, and a layer of concentrated color dense, wear-resistant finer aggregates on top. You can be sure that the coarse aggregates won’t be visible should a paver become damaged.
Beacon Hill Smooth is a fresh and modern take on traditional flagstone. You get the rich, blended colors of flagstone but not the texture. Choose from New York Blend, Almond Grove, Tuscany, Fossil, Steel Mountain, or Sierra. Construct your pool deck using a variety of paver sizes: either the Random Bundle (two different rectangles and a square) and/or the XL rectangle, for a unique pool deck.
Summertime should be for fun around the pool, not worrying about the effect of spilled ice cream on your new pavers or the potential for a stained pool deck. EasyClean provides an integral protection against stains, meaning it’s more than surface-deep. Not only does it enrich the colors of your pavers, but it prevents water infiltration and stains, and makes cleanup a breeze. Just wipe!
Give your pool deck a chic look with Arcana pavers from Unilock. Vivanto, Corvara, Lugano, and Modena are fresh colors not found anywhere else. Their unique speckled appearance and luxe matte finish comes from fine blasting the surface to reveal natural granite, quartz, and marble particles embedded in the pavers. These trendy large format slabs give your pool deck an expansive and clutter-free appearance. As a bonus. Arcana features EasyClean to help you spend more time relaxing and less time cleaning!
Unilock pavers are non-slip and feature low water permeability, so they’ll last—both through summer fun and the winter freeze-thaw cycle.