The temperatures in the teens might make it hard to believe, but spring and summer are right around the corner. You know what that means: pool season! Whether you’re looking to build a pool in your backyard for the first time or you want to revamp the deck you already have, now is the time to start planning out what you want. And the sooner you get in touch with us at TrueSon, the faster we’ll be able to get started on your pool deck! But of course, selecting a pool deck is a big decision and a long-term investment, so it is not one that should be rushed. Consider the following when you’re deciding on the material you want for your new pool deck .
As we mention on our decks page , you can choose between either wood or synthetics when you build a pool deck . Wood has always been the most common option, but recently synthetics have seen a rise in popularity. Naturally, both options have advantages and things to consider before you make a decision.
Wooden pool decks have and always will be a popular choice because of their natural, warm appearance. There are several different types of wood you can choose from, including treated lumber, Cedar or Redwood and ipe. Treated lumber is the cheapest and requires the most maintenance, as it is vulnerable to warping and cracking. Cedar and Redwood are beautiful and weather-resistant and, as a result, slightly more expensive options than treated lumber. And finally there is ipe, the most durable hardwood pool deck option. But because it is imported from South America, it’s also the most expensive. You can’t go wrong when picking any of these types of wood, but it is important to know that wood in general requires more maintenance than synthetic pool decks .
Synthetic pool decks , also known as composite decks , are an increasingly popular alternative to wooden pool decks because they require less maintenance. Essentially, synthetic decks are a mix of recycled plastic and wood fibers, so as a result, they are not as susceptible to splitting or cracking as wood. One benefit of going synthetic is that you can spray the deck any color you want to match your backyard, but arguably the biggest advantage of a synthetic deck is its durability. All of our decks have a five year guarantee, and the synthetic decks are no exception. You’ll still have to perform maintenance tasks like cleaning them for mold and mildew, but you’ll never have to worry about refinishing or sanding the synthetic pool deck. Generally, you should be aware that synthetic pool decks typically cost more than wooden pool decks , but this makes sense given that this one requires less maintenance.
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