Creating a beautiful space around your swimming pool with paving to gives you an area to enjoy the warm sunshine in between dips in the pool. There are several different materials that you can choose to create a custom look that will make your sparkling swimming pool even more appealing on hot days. One of the most popular materials of swimming pool pavers is poured concrete. Poured concrete provides a comparatively economical paving around your swimming pool. You can stamp concrete in a wide variety of patterns, and create even more variety by texturing it with brushes. You can color concrete and texture with color before pouring. Sealants, which need renewing every two to three years depending on swimming pool use and climate, protect concrete from pool chemicals and salt water. Add an anti-skid agent to sealer for a more secure footing. Create an aggregate surface with the look of gravel by adding pebbles to concrete, then brushing the surface to expose them.
In spite of control joints, concrete’s main downside is its tendency to crack. Before considering stamped or brushed concrete, check with your local building department about possible restrictions on materials choices. You can install swimming pool paving as a do-it-yourself project, but it does involve a lot of heavy lifting. Ask some friends to help, and you can all enjoy a pool party on your new pool deck afterward.