Pool Deck Atlanta
Pool Deck Atlanta by ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete, is the top masonry Pool Deck design contractor in Atlanta. Incorporating stone into your new pool deck design, construction is one of our top Atlanta masonry specialties. Deciding to have us design and create a new pool deck for you will put you at the forefront of one of the hottest new trends in pool deck design in Atlanta today. The trend is toward having a pool deck designed as a center for living and entertaining and stone, textured pool deck surfaces are a big part of the story. We can design your new pool deck in Atlanta using textured surfaces such as stone, brick or stucco, or using any combination thereof. When designing a new pool deck, our foremost job is to educate our Atlanta clients not only as to the many facets within the construction of utilizing stone for pool deck construction, but also what is involved with each facet of the design and installation of the new stone pool deck in your Atlanta home. We can help you select the material, in this case, stone, brick, or stucco, along with designing and building the perfect pool deck to accommodate both your pool and outdoor patio furniture. Our many, many years of experience creating masonry stone pool decks in Atlanta with our own hands, creates a trust between you, the client, and us, the contractor.
Stone Pool Deck
Designing your new stone pool deck incorporating stone, brick or stucco is the best place to try out the hottest new trend in Atlanta stone pool deck design today. What’s happening in pool deck trends? The answer is surprising because the developments are striking and consistent; designers and owners are instigating fresh new stone pool deck design ideas using more stone, integrating mixtures of multiple colors and finishes, and specifying larger slabs for outdoor landscape and hardscape design. Let us add the beauty of stone to your pool deck. In Atlanta and throughout the South our stone pool deck design has been voted as top notch by all of our Atlanta, North Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming, Woodstock, Johns Creek, Duluth, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Virginia Highlands, Vinings, Morningside, Lenox, Chastain, and Smyrna clients. We can design and install a stone pool deck for you in the Atlanta area that will serve you in beauty, design and function for many years to come. Stone pool deck design is where our artistry in design meets with our mastery of technique and quality in our Atlanta area construction projects. We are masters of the work that we do and our finished stone pool deck projects utilizing the beauty of stone speak for themselves.
Pool Deck Design
There are many factors to consider when planning a pool deck design using stone, brick or stucco outside your home. As stone pool deck design professionals, we understand and use good exterior home design principles.
Let us provide you with pool deck design in masonry stone that is different, unusual and exotic. We can educate you as to the myriad of stone and masonry options available for your new pool deck design. There are many types of stone, brick or stucco that can be used around your pool and throughout your landscape and hardscape design, such as natural stone, pavers, brick, concrete and tile. We can provide you with stone options for your pool deck that speak to your own personality. You can select from many different materials, even different colors, for different areas in your pool deck design. We can give you a great understanding of the advantages of using stone and show you examples of the beauty that you can be surrounded by when using it for your pool deck and throughout your home's landscape and hardscape designs.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a material to pave your pool decks. The following list are some factors to consider:
- slip resistance
- how well does it complement your home's surroundings
There are a multitude of different materials you can choose from for your new pool deck design. The choices include natural stone, pavers, brick and tile as well as concrete. All these materials have their pros and cons which we can discuss with you in length..
Pool Deck Economy
Pool decks made of flagstone, pavers, or brick have great aesthetic appeal. They can be a bit more costly to install because of the labor required to place each unit individually. Depending on the size of your project and your budget, sometimes it can be more economical to pour concrete and apply a pattern to the concrete than to haul and place individual paving unit by hand. If you are a homeowner on a tight budget, you can still achieve impressive results by mixing stamped concrete with fields of less-expensive plain concrete.
Pool Deck Maintenance
All of the paving materials we have mentioned are durable and have a long life span, but some of them require more maintenance than concrete. Bricks and paving units can shift over time, requiring releveling or replacement. The joints between paving units also need to be refilled with sand periodically to prevent weed growth. Poured concrete pool decks eliminate all these issues, and there simply needs to be occasional cleaning and resealing to maintain its appearance.
Compared to darker-colored brick and tile pool decks, which can become extremely hot to the touch after baking in the sun, concrete reflects solar radiation and is more comfortable on bare feet. There are also decorative toppings for concrete that can be used to significantly lower surface temperatures
Because safety is especially important on pool deck surfaces, good traction and slip resistance is a high priority. All of these pool deck materials can become slippery when wet, especially tile, but with concrete there are several ways to improve the surface traction without detracting from the decorative appearance. These include the use of broomed or exposed aggregate finishes, putting down a textured overlay, or mixing a clear plastic grit into the sealer before it's applied. Even a porous concrete surface can be slippery when wet, but decorative concrete treated with a color hardener or sealer can be especially slick because water tends to bead up on the surface. There are several ways to improve the traction of pool deck surfaces without detracting from the decorative appearance. These include the use of textured or exposed aggregate finishes, putting down a textured overlay, or mixing a clear plastic grit into the sealer before it's applied. Pools are intended for fun and recreation, but pool decks can also be hazardous play areas when walking surfaces become wet or the pool is left unsupervised. You'll enjoy your pool and pool deck more knowing you've made the area as safe as possible.
The design possibilities for your new stone masonry pool deck are endless. You can choose from flagstone, pavers, brick, concrete and others. Decorative concrete gives you the ability to select any shape, size, color and surface treatment for your pool deck—from plain broom-finished concrete, to exposed aggregate, to imprinted patterns that mimic tile, brick or stone. You can also mix and match decorative treatments, such as combining stained concrete with a stenciled or imprinted border or enhancing a colored overlay with sawcut or engraved patterns.
According to recent statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 300 children under age 5 drown in residential swimming pools each year and another 2,000 end up in hospital emergency rooms. The best way to reduce accidental drownings in residential pools is to construct a barrier or fence that prevents children or intruders from gaining unsupervised access. The placement of this barrier should be considered in your deck design and layout. The CPSC handbook Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools recommends that the top of a pool barrier be at least 4 feet above grade and the maximum clearance at the bottom not exceed 4 inches above grade.
Other pool safety tips:
- Use self-closing and self-latching gates.
- Install alarms or motion sensors that notify you when someone accesses the yard or pool.
- Install a pool cover, which not only keeps out debris but also functions as a horizontal fence.
Unfortunately, there are many individuals and companies who are out there offering pool decks, kitchen design and construction, masonry patios, stonework, stone masonry and other forms of construction in which they have no history. Companies, who hire crews or individuals proposing to be masters of the art of stonework and masonry who do not honestly have the right to claim these abilities. Some owners of these companies many times have never ever been involved in construction themselves – they are pure salesmen. Others who might have dabbled in it, yet have never trained in true Masonry, nor are Masons themselves. If you seek the best stonework, stone masonry and the many other facets of construction that we offer, then do not hesitate to contact us for all of your Atlanta projects. We have 26 years of serving the Atlanta and North Atlanta area and an extremely long list of Atlanta clients who have realized that you truly do get what you pay for.
Trust in ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete for all of your Atlanta stonework and Atlanta stone masonry needs as well as all other forms of pool deck, outdoor kitchen construction, stone patios, Atlanta masonry, Atlanta hardscape, Atlanta landscape and Atlanta home renovation. Mr. Arnold is an Atlanta Master Mason of over 26 years and along with his crews of Master Masons offers you the superior and premier art of stonework, stone masonry and all forms of masonry skill and knowledge necessary to provide you with the best results, hands down! Contact us today for a free consultation – 770.345.2686 ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete, your premier Atlanta Hardscape, Atlanta Landscape, Atlanta Fireplace, Stonework and Home Renovation Contractor Firm 770.345.2686