On hot summer days, a pool in your backyard will make you the envy of the neighborhood. But in order to really impress the neighbors, showcase your backyard oasis with either pool deck paint or pool deck tile.
Pool Deck Tile
Let's face it: concrete pool decks have all the good looks of a city sidewalk. Pool deck tile is one way to cover up the concrete and give your backyard a polished, sophisticated look and feel, without the cost of building a deck.
Pool deck tiles are interlocking tiles which can be laid down on top of concrete, pea gravel, or any other hard-packed surface. They can be laid down on bare earth, as well, as long as there are no bumps in the ground, and a weed-control mat is put down first.
Pool deck tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns, hardwood patterns are the most popular. Usually the wood is affixed to a polymer base for stiffness and durability. In order to accommodate the curvature of a round pool, the square tiles can be measured and cut with a jigsaw.
Another popular option for dressing up a concrete pool deck is Pool Deck Paint. Many paint manufacturers offer paints that are recommended for pool decks. Some of the main advantages of pool deck paint are:
Most pool deck paints are acrylic, and clean up in water.
Both of these solutions are cost-effective and durable, and are not too difficult for your average do-it-yourselfer. For those looking for a really clean look, professionals can do this job quickly and easily. Either way, pool deck tile or pool deck paint will keep your pool deck looking beautiful for years to come.