Pool Deck Materials – Which One is Best?

by | Feb 27, 2023 | Pool Designs and Ideas

Do you want to build a pool in your backyard? Do you need help finding the right patio for you? If so, then you have come to the right place. Our experts will help you plan and choose the right pool decking option to go with your new pool.
First, when choosing a decking material you’ll want to consider more than just what you think is most attractive. There are some essential things you should consider, such as:

  • A non-slip surface
  • A non-rough, non-bump, and level surface
  • A heat-reflective material that keeps the surface cooler on hot days
  • A choice of decking materials resistant to frost, chemicals, algae, acid, mold, and mildew.

After considering the above tips, it’s time to design a deck that matches your pool and home. Some types of decking that are popular in swimming pools today are:

Brushed Concrete

The simplest type of decking is Brushed concrete. The secret to its beauty lies in the bristles used. The heavier bristles give a more rigid texture, while lighter bristles provide a lightweight texture.
Brushed Concrete Pool Deck


SUNDEK is one of the most popular choices for pool decks today due to being available in a variety of colors, designs, and overall cost-effectiveness. SUNDEK is a spray texture deck coating that adds texture for gripping qualities as well as absorbing less heat than your typical decking materials making it cooler to the touch when under the sun. SUNDEK is applied over the top of concrete decking.

Stamped Concrete

A patterned, textured, or embossed concrete that offers various designs and textures, the stamped concrete can resemble brick, slate, tile, stone, or wood, to name a few. Stamped concrete is excellent on walkways, driveways, and interior floors.

Travertine Pavers

Travertine has become one of the most sought-after materials for luxury pool decks. Pool builders rely on travertine because its porous nature makes it heat-resistant and cool to the feet. It absorbs water quickly and withstands most weather conditions well.
Travertine Tile Pool Deck

Porcelain Pavers

Another pool decking option is porcelain pavers. There are many colors and designs to choose from when it comes to porcelain pavers. Porcelain pavers are often used for decking on modern-style pools.


For an earthy look, there’s nothing better than Flagstone. Like travertine, Flagstone has a slip-resistant surface and is moisture and heat-resistant. Flagstone is a natural stone slab with earthy colors and textures that makes an excellent pool decking material.


Tile can be an elegant, durable, and eco-friendly alternative for your pool deck. Available in porcelain and stone in various colors and patterns topped on a concrete deck.
Tile Pool Decking
As you can see, there are a variety of choices when it comes to choosing the right pool decking option for your new pool. Our designers can help you select the right decking material that compliment your pool design. Our showrooms even feature display pools that allow you to see the different options avaiailable. Call us or schedule a consultation for a free quote.