If you want to make your pool look a thousand times better, swimming pool decks can do the trick. It can be concrete or wood decking or vinyl even; installing a swimming pool deck can protect your back yard from turning into a mud bog and protect your guests from slipping in wet grass.
It also transforms your yard into something quite extraordinary. Depending on the type of pool you have, whether it’s in ground or above ground, your deck can be simple to very extravagant, small or extend from your backdoor to half way around your yard. It’s up to you and your budget.
There are other limitations to your swimming pool deck plans. For instance if you have an above ground pool you wouldn’t be able to build a concrete deck for it, nor would you want to. For one, it would jack the cost of your deck to astronomical heights and two, it would like ridiculous. No, with above ground pools you will have something that is portable and definitely less permanent than what an in ground pool would have. Mostly you’re looking at vinyl, maybe something plastic or you could even wood would look great in an above ground pool deck. Concrete and brick pavers are more typical of in ground decks.
Digging further into above ground swimming pool decks there are two options for you. One is to have a freestanding platform deck that attaches to the side of the pool and is basically a ladder leading up to a deck that has enough room for just a couple people. Then there’s a ladder dropping into the water to enter or leave the water. These often come with assembly instructions and are fairly inexpensive. The other is a deck that wraps around the pool with a walkway space. It might have a waist high fence to prevent someone from falling off. It costs more but makes the pool area look fuller. It will also help support the walls of your pool.
Swimming pool deck design for an in ground pool is basically left up to your imagination. Only your wallet can limit you on what look you are going for. Look at as many swimming pool decks as you can before you decide. If it doesn’t make you happy when you first see it, you won’t enjoy it down the road.