Summer is rapidly approaching and when temperatures rise it leaves almost everyone looking for a body of water in which to relax. Whether it be a lake, river, ocean, or a swimming pool in your own backyard, cooling off, lounging by, and playing in the water are the quickest and best ways to beat the heat.
If you currently have a swimming pool or are looking to install one there is more to consider than just the pool itself. One of the best ways to enhance the look of your newest relaxing space is to consider using brick paver patio stones and blocks to increase the appeal and performance of your poolside surface. While most individuals elect to just pour concrete, the benefits of paving stones are plenty and immediately give the space a more luxurious feel – while increasing the property value.
The benefits for your pool deck are many when electing to utilize a paver over poured concrete. Even stamped concrete doesn’t compare to these positives which will enhance the appearance, appeal, and safety of your pool area.
One of the biggest things to consider when installing a pool is safety. Ensuring all possible measures are taken in order to protect your family and others who will be enjoying the water is essential. With safety a concern, patio pavers should be utilized to create the safest environment possible. Concrete can be extremely slippery when wet and the edges of the pool can be a dangerous place for children and adults alike – especially if running. Patio pavers, left unsealed (a standard practice around swimming pools) will form a non-slip surface.
Both concrete and patio pavers are durable solutions for the poolside landscape but concrete will wear more over time. Typically, concrete will appear okay and free of blemishes upon installation but after just a few days stains and other imperfections could arise. Another big issues is cracking, which is avoided by utilizing a paver instead.
Should a crack occur, then an entire new section of concrete must be removed and re-poured in order to correct the issue. Opposite, pavers can be replaced individually in the event a repair is needed cutting down on both cost and the time for which a repair takes place. Also, if any underground servicing is ever needed, pavers make for a more accessible solution as opposed to concrete which forms a solid barrier once poured into the mould on the ground.
The experts at AMK Hardscapes can provide you with the best option for your poolside patio. Our associates can help ensure that you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the cost analysis of a property. Further, they are willing and ready to assist with any number of paver options, including walkways and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.