All Seasons Pools’ Guide to Pool Decking, Coping, Interior Finishes

When it comes to the appearance of your pool and outdoor living area, there are three factors that can play an important role: your pool decking, your coping, and your pool’s finish. Balancing the three and deciding which to choose can be a challenge, but don’t worry – we at All Seasons Pools have you covered. Read on for further tips on how you can choose the best of the three for your pool.

Your Pool Decking

When it comes to pool decking, 5 things need to be kept in mind:

  • The economical aspect (the cost to have it installed as well as its durability)
  • How easy it is to maintain (wooden decks are gorgeous but require a lot of maintenance. Pavers are essentially maintenance-free)
  • How well the surface can reflect heat (this is particularly important here in Orlando)
  • The deckings slip resistance (good traction is a must-have on any pool surface)
  • Your design options (decorative concrete may be the most flexible, but it may also not be the most desirable depending on your backyard and home architecture)

Your Pool Coping

The pool coping is the material which is seen at the top of the pool wall. This is an important consideration as it will help blend your pool into the decking materials that you choose. If the coping is substantially different in finish or color from your decking material, then it will come across as being a large, gaudy stripe which encircles your pool.

Your Interior Finish

The finish of your pool will depend on two key components:

1) Your budget

2) Your desired effect

White plaster is the oldest and most common finish. It is the least expensive and requires little upkeep but it will require refinishing within 5 to 10 years. Another option is colored plaster which has the ability to tint the pool waters and give it a whole new reflection.

Some other finishes to consider include:

  • Aggregates (this includes aggregate finishes, polished aggregates, and exposed aggregates. Each comes with its own set of benefits and price points)
  • Tile finishes (this includes ceramic tiling, porcelain tiling, stone tiles and glass tiles)

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About All Seasons Pools

All Seasons Pools has been a trusted pool expert for Orlando, St.Augustine, Jacksonville, The Villages and other Atlantic coast communities since 1979. Started by John and Diane Watts, they specialize in creating amazing and unique backyard retreats for families to enjoy, including top-of-the-line custom pools and amazing outdoor living areas. They work hard to fulfill their motto to “leave every customer with a smile.”

As members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professions and Florida Swimming Pool Association, they put a strong emphasis on being strong, reliable builders and staying up-to-date on the latest pool industry technology and design trends. Visit their swimming pool gallery to see pools ranging from signature and geometric designs to natural forms.

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