Complete Pool & Spa plumbing (New Skimmer & Return Line)

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Complete Pool & Spa plumbing (New Skimmer & Return Line)

Pool decks have long been made of poured concrete, but this is changing with some contractors and in some regions. Issues related to concrete cracking and the complexity of repair is making this a less viable option than it was in the past. The emphasis on permeable paving is also driving changes here. Above all though, the use of unit paving in lieu of poured slabs has introduced some new materials to the pool deck world. Issues related to perimeter overflow pools and their small invisible gutters are also driving new ideas for exotic hardwoods such as ipe.

-Good decking materials resist excessive heat absorption.

-Good decking materials are easy on bare feet.

-Good decking materials won’t become slippery when wet.

Most pool decking will fall into one or more of the material choices below. Some of these are highly variable with dozens of options, while others are more static. One reason for an increased interest in units rather than slabs is recent EPA regulations related to site runoff. Permeable pool decking that allows water to flow through is a requirement in areas where LEEDS regulations are in force. This has opened up a new approach to decks that utilize unit pavers of many sizes, shapes and colors which shift naturally with the earth rather than cracking.