Pool Decks | Above-Ground Pool Decks | Pool Deck Ideas
Expressway Decks’ of Mastic, NY are masters of in-ground and above-ground pool deck ideas and projects.
A pool deck encompasses the large area surrounding your pool that can hold lounge chairs, tables and storage containers.
We connect those spaces. Your pool and your custom outdoor pool deck are massive investments for your backyard. The last thing we — or any homeowner — wants to see is that their new pool deck project sticks out like a sore thumb. We avoid this blight through the proper use of materials, complementary pool deck color schemes and an overall unified blending vision.
The right custom pool deck will create more practical space for your Suffolk County home. Although our pool deck projects are gorgeous, they also need to serve a purpose. A beautiful form is wasted without sensible function. We at Expressway Decks design new spaces that provide a natural, sensical pathway from your Long Island house and yard to your pool.
Here are a few questions to consider before you choose your material:
- Is it waterproof?
- Is it durable?
- Is it pest-resistant?
- Is it mold-resistant?
- How is it treated?
- How much does it cost?
The wood makes all the difference, and before you decide what kind to use, make sure you know what’s important to you. Use these questions to prioritize your needs and then filter through the wood types based on their properties.
Some of the most common types of wood used for pool decks include pine, teak, cedar, and mahogany. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each one in detail:
Wood types for your pool deck – pine, teak, cedar, and mahogany
- Cheapest but weakest
- Better when treated
- Doesn’t absorb heat – no foot burns!
- Can require more maintenance
- More durable than pine
- Resistant to bugs and mold
- Good combination of style and value
- Low maintenance
- More durable than pine, less so than teak
- Looks beautiful
- Resistant to pests and weather
- Cheaper option than teak with most of the same properties
- Beautiful and elegant
- Most durable option
- Maintenance is almost nonexistent
- Very expensive
We can use design touches like curved deck edges, a deck overlook or a sun-shade alcove to subtly draw the eye towards the pool.
We can help you choose the right pool deck materials. Wood is a smooth choice that feels soft, smooth, giving and wonderful underfoot, but not all types are suitable for pool decking. You’ll need an exterior wood, such as mahogany, redwood, pressure-treated wood, teak, cedar, or ipe (an exotic hardwood), to repel water and insects.
Wood decking is a great way to update an existing concrete or brick patio because it can be constructed right on top. It’s also the material of choice for building stairs and decks around above-ground pools.
Wood is a product of nature, and even the most weather-resistant types require an annual application of a sealant for protection. For long-term use, wood decking may require refinishing every three to four years, which includes sanding down the surface and applying a wood sealant.
Composite pool decking is usually made from recycled plastic and wood and can be an excellent choice for you and your family. The best deck option is one that caters to your safety, functionality and aesthetic needs. Many pool owners turn to composite decking to meet and exceed these needs due to its water-resistance and durability.
Composite decking mimics the appearance of real wood – but with a material that is longer-lasting and requires less maintenance. 360-degree, capped, composite decking will protect against pests, UV exposure and moisture damage. This material typically has a higher initial cost than other pool deck materials, but its longevity and durability saves time and money in the long-term.
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