Beyond your normal winter activities, you might take the next several months to review or create designs for pool deck surrounds that are unique from the others. Especially if you spend a great deal of time entertaining family, friends, or even clients, you want a backyard area that makes a lasting impression. Although there are no limits as to what you could accomplish, the five designs mentioned are some worth considering.
- Brick Look-a-Like Overlay – With a product like SunStamp, a professional installer can create a design that looks exactly like genuine brick. However, instead of placing the stamps so that each block lines up symmetrically, you might have individual squares made, each with the same layout. With the entire deck finished, you would see a gorgeous “brick” surface with a one-of-a-kind pattern broken down into individual spaces.
- Colored Stone – Typically, when people use a stamped overlay around pool deck surrounds to make the surface look like river rock, they go with natural tones. For something eye-catching, why not incorporate color. For this, you could have a tan background with large “stones” of varying colors that coordinate with your house.
- Tiered Effect – Another excellent option for pool deck surrounds is to create separate areas. For instance, along with the pool, you could have space to one side with a fire pit for relaxing and an area on the other side for sunbathing. For three-tiers, use one decorative concrete overlay on the two outer spaces and in the middle, something different that enhances them.
- Wood Pool Deck Surrounds – Rather than real wood that would warp, split, or crack from the water, go with a stamped design. You can make the deck unique by having planter boxes built on each corner of the pool with the same wood design but going in a slanted direction.
- Borders – A sweeping border around the decking is another brilliant idea. Instead of something ordinary, have an expert create a border flanked by a second design on each side.