Pair Your Pool Deck With These Coping and Wall Options in Oyster Bay Cove, NY
The title image features a Lineo Dimensional Stone pool-integrated water feature.
Adding the finishing touch to a pool deck can transform it into a truly amazing oasis for you and your family and friends. Here’s how to pair your pool deck with coping and wall options in Oyster Bay Cove, NY.
Work With What You Have
The challenge of choosing the right wall materials and the right coping can be eased if you stick to a theme. If your pool deck is casual yet modern, introducing too many rustic materials can make for a confusing design theme. That’s not to say you must adhere to any strict rules, as contrast can be stunning. Just be mindful of the feel that each color, texture, shape, and size brings to the project.
In general, sleek, large-format Unilock pavers such as Beacon Hill Smooth and Umbriano can pair exceptionally well with Lineo Dimensional Stone and the U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System, also from Unilock. The best coping for modern and minimalist pavers could be Unilock Universal Coping; or to add a bit of texture and dimension, consider Ledgestone coping. These pool deck/coping/wall combinations maintain a modern look.
With the U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System from Unilock, you can add texture and dimension to a sleek pool area without introducing a wall that is too rustic for the setting. The texture can come in the form of a single accent band that won’t detract from the smoothness of the wall or pool deck, but will add a point of interest.
In general, textured or more rustic Unilock pavers such as Brussels Block, Beacon Hill Flagstone, or Richcliff look best with walls that also have some texture and a more weathered appearance. These include Rivercrest Wall, Brussels Dimensional System, Estate Wall, or the ever-versatile U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System, which allows you to use a band of smooth fascia as an accent while maintaining a more textured look with its pitched face fascia. When it comes to coping, textured pool deck pavers pair well with Brussels Fullnose coping, Ledgestone coping, or Universal coping. Whichever Unilock pool coping you choose, you can be sure that it’s non-slip even when wet, and swimsuit-friendly.
Use Color for Subtlety or Drama
Color is just as important as texture. Choosing the right color for your pool area depends on the look you want to achieve. Depending on the colors chosen, you can create a warm and relaxed pool area that reminds you of a secluded beach, or a cool and sophisticated pool area reminiscent of an upscale spa.
In any hardscape, you have a choice when it comes to color combinations. Do you want the drama and visual interest of contrast, or do you prefer a simpler, more sophisticated monochromatic look? For example, if your pool deck is Beacon Hill Smooth, you can create a visually stunning border around your pool by pairing light colored Ledgestone coping next to a dark accent band (such as Courtstone). Or you can keep the design monochromatic by choosing light gray Universal coping to complement a darker shaded pool deck.
In general, you will want the walls to be the same color family or lighter than the pool deck, as a darker wall can feel too heavy and monolithic. And when it comes to pool coping, keep in mind swimmers’ comfort. Darker colors such as the charcoal color found in Universal coping will absorb more of the sun’s heat and can become uncomfortably hot.
The right walls and coping can tie the look together, as the same coping can be used for both the pool and to top your walls. For best results, always use a Unilock Authorized Contractor to perform the installation. Get inspired to create a one-of-a-kind pool area with the Unilock Idea Catalog.