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10 Gorgeous Pool Decking Choices for Your New Backyard Addition

There are so many different options when choosing decking for your pool, you can't afford not to take a look at all of them.

What’s the first thing you think about after you get a brand new pool? How you’re going to enjoy it of course, and that’s where the pool decking comes in because you absolutely need to have the best possible decking in order to make your pool look amazing.

Types of Pool Decking

The truth is there are plenty of different types of decking that you can choose from. It’s not just about sticking a wood deck up next to your pool and calling it quits. There are a variety of options that are just as varied as you and your interests.

You can select different types of wood or even composites and plastic materials and you can even choose from stone options. All of these are going to serve slightly different purposes (though all are designed to look great) so you want to think about your needs in a pool deck.

If you want something that’s really going to keep the water away you may want to lean towards a composite or stone structure rather than wood, which absorbs the moisture around it. If you want something with traction you may want to be careful about stone or some composites which may get a little slippery when wet.

The Cost of Your Pool Deck

When it comes to really deciding which deck you’re going to put in you need to look at how much you’re willing to spend. You may absolutely love a specific type of material, but if you can’t afford it that’s not going to do you very much good.

Unfortunately, the true cost of your pool decking is going to depend on the size of your pool, the size of the deck you want, the specific patterns or designs you want to use and, of course, the material that you want. It’s only after you’ve chosen all of these things that you’re going to get a really good idea of your total cost.

A concrete pool deck could cost you around $12 per square foot while a wood deck could be between $15 and $35 a square foot, depending on the type of wood you use. On the other hand, cheaper composite materials could cost less than $10 a square foot. It’s up to you what you’re looking for and how much you’re willing to spend.

The Style You Want

Just make sure that you’re looking at all the options there are and then that you’re mixing it up a little to match your favorite style. You can always have something specially designed or even design it yourself. But make sure you look at some of these great ideas too.

A great pool deck can really make your pool pop in a great way and it can help you enjoy that pool a whole lot more as well. All you need to do is take a look at these to see some great ideas you’re going to want to try for yourself. From wood to composite, to stone and everything in between, there are ways to make everything unique.

This pool features a light colored wooden deck but also has an added feature, a row of pebbles immediately inside the deck. These pebbles help to filter out any debris that might get into the pool while allowing the water to flow right back through to make a fun but useful accent.

This pool features a light colored wooden deck but also has an added feature, a row of pebbles immediately inside the deck. These pebbles help to filter out any debris that might get into the pool while allowing the water to flow right back through to make a fun but useful accent.

 

This stone decking is large and impressive, making this pool seem even more important than it is. The slightly lower level of the large section of decking also draws more attention to the pool itself.

This stone decking is large and impressive, making this pool seem even more important than it is. The slightly lower level of the large section of decking also draws more attention to the pool itself.

 

These wooden boards are definitely a good quality pool decking and they're going to look great too. The darker color of the wood makes the bright blue really stand out and the wood itself is going to keep you safer getting in and out of the pool.

These wooden boards are definitely a good quality pool decking and they’re going to look great too. The darker color of the wood makes the bright blue really stand out and the wood itself is going to keep you safer getting in and out of the pool.

 

The stone of this decking is light and unique on its own but when you throw in the designs it really becomes something special. You don't have to go with a compass yourself, but a cool design could show off your style.

The stone of this decking is light and unique on its own but when you throw in the designs it really becomes something special. You don’t have to go with a compass yourself, but a cool design could show off your style.

 

With this deep pool decking you get a stark contrast, but this 'decking' also extends upward to provide a whole lot more privacy for your pool. With the metal bracers and accents, it's definitely a great look that almost feels like a secluded forest.

With this deep pool decking you get a stark contrast, but this ‘decking’ also extends upward to provide a whole lot more privacy for your pool. With the metal bracers and accents, it’s definitely a great look that almost feels like a secluded forest.

 

The lighter wood here is fun and the method of wrapping the wood pieces around the pool longways does give it a little of an optical illusion feel. It also makes the pool seem larger and that's always going to be a good thing.

The lighter wood here is fun and the method of wrapping the wood pieces around the pool longways does give it a little of an optical illusion feel. It also makes the pool seem larger and that’s always going to be a good thing.

 

This wood looks far more realistic than many of the others with it's grain and texture and of course the slight imperfections. That helps lend a more rustic look to your backyard pool and make your deck a bit more casual.

This wood looks far more realistic than many of the others with it’s grain and texture and of course the slight imperfections. That helps lend a more rustic look to your backyard pool and make your deck a bit more casual.

 

Though you can't quite see the pool here, you can see the unique deck that surrounds it. The colored slabs form a pattern that definitely draws your eye and it compliments a nice sunny day and a great pool easily.

Though you can’t quite see the pool here, you can see the unique deck that surrounds it. The colored slabs form a pattern that definitely draws your eye and it compliments a nice sunny day and a great pool easily.

 

This stamped concrete is simple and clean with very few lines and very little to show off any uniqueness. If you want something basic you'll definitely want to take a look at this, and it could be inexpensive too.

This stamped concrete is simple and clean with very few lines and very little to show off any uniqueness. If you want something basic you’ll definitely want to take a look at this, and it could be inexpensive too.

 

This pool has a little bit of everything with a stamped stone on one side and two different types of wood on the others. It's something you won't see many places, but the mix and match really seems to work.

This pool has a little bit of everything with a stamped stone on one side and two different types of wood on the others. It’s something you won’t see many places, but the mix and match really seems to work.

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