Along with the pools, then you also have the decks. Without a deck, your pool is still ok. You still can dive in or swimming on it. But, adding a deck around or on one of its sides, make the pool look perfect. Hence, we offer you some awesome pool deck ideas here.
Depend on your preferences, there’re several materials available for the pool decks. Woods and its derivative products are the most popular materials. They look neat and warm. If you love contemporary-looking decks, woods are also suitable.
Then if you want the more rugged materials, concrete, tiles, or stones are available for you. All the materials have their own unique characters and they’re all have the flexibilities for any of your beloved deck designs.
Enough said, the following are some of awesome pool deck ideas to inspire you.
1. Above ground pool deck ideas
If you want to update the pool, this time you need to remove that above ground industrial tank-like pool and install this new pool.
Now you have a chic wooden above ground pool. No more circular or octagonal regular above ground pool, now this cottage style pool is yours.
It feel warm with the wooden structure. Add fluffy seating pads along the side, parasol and sun loungers on the deck –and now your new little haven is ready.
2. Minimalist small deck with glass railing
As pool decks, woods lend natural and warm look to your pool. But you need to bear in mind that the type of decking materials needs your careful attention.
Though you’ve chosen good quality woods, the chance of rotting or fading are still haunting you. It means that you need to do regular attention into the decking materials.
Fortunately, now you have other options like composite materials, where you can have any patterns (including woods) yet still retain the durability of industrial products. You won’t have to worry about rain or snow or regular maintenance, lie this small deck with the glass railing.
3. Deck for on a budget pool
Along with the affordable standard-looking portable pool kits you often seen on the neighborhood gardens, you also might find one (still affordable) which a chic enough pool to you impress your friends.
One of the on a budget pool you should have probably is this container pool –along with the deck, of course. Just be sure to pick the right sizes for your garden (ranging from 6m up to 12m/around 9-18ft).
As the container works well for above ground pool, you also need to be wise in picking the deck. For an example, this pool container uses combination of wood and metal deck.
4. Wood composite deck for a round pool
When’ve briefly talked about composite woods. These type of materials are usually more expensive than the real woods. But, as we said before, these materials can save you tons of maintenance money.
With the composite woods, you don’t need to worry about restraining, wood splinters, rotting, or any other woods’ natural problems.
You also don’t have to worry about the feel of the composite materials, as they can replicate the woods’ feels, including the anti-slip characters.
5. Type of woods for above ground pools’ decks
Though you have the more durable and low maintenance materials’ options, you probably still want to have real woods –for affordability reasons.
Then you might need to know types of woods usually found as decks. The most affordable is pines. You can always pick this multifunction woods as handy pool deck materials.
For the more elegant pool deck ideas with woods, you might need to try other woods types like cedar, teak, ipe, or mahogany.
6. A fluid decking design for a natural-looking swimming pool
To match the contour of a terrain, say a hillside, you might want to have a pool with natural design. You want it free of sharp corners or straight lines.
So you might need this pool design for an idea. Overlooking a charming canyon, this pool looks gorgeous with its fluid natural designs.
The wooden deck wrap around the pool, follows it contour in an elegant ways –making a seamless transition from the pool area to the natural surroundings.
7. Rustic deck for inground pools
To further highlight the scenic surrounding and to wrap the industrial-looking of the for inground pools’ kits, you can install rustic decks around them.
Here you have a neat composite wood deck to try. The design itself is so simple, a regular square deck surrounding a round pool.
The efficient layout enable you to have larger deck area, where you may put lounge chairs or a parasol on one of its corners. Sweet.
8. Oval gorgeous pool for your back garden
Among the popular pool’ shapes, there’s an oval pool you need to consider in time. If you like the playful round pool and still want to play water volleyball, then this oval pool is the right choice.
As you can see here, an oval pool combines the round square pool’s shapes, making it possible to be your exercise pool or play pool simultaneously.
With a right wood decking, this oval pool looks minimalist and luxurious, suitable for your cool place to enjoy the day.
9. Luxurious inground irregular pool deck ideas with natural stones
To complement the traditional tone of your country homes, integrate an irregular pool into them. These pools add water element to them.
For the decking, you can experiment with various decking materials. This time try to install natural stones’ decking for the pool.
This pool uses slab stones as its deck. The irregular patterns of the stones works well with the natural surroundings. They also match with the tone of the country home.
10. Concrete decking, simple and durable choice
So far, wood decks dominate the list. Though so, woods are not only available materials around for pools’ decking.
For this pool deck idea, we offer you the more durable decking materials: concrete. Modern pools also use concrete extensively, as it’s affordable (one of the most economical) and durable for decking purposes (getting stronger over time). It’s also flexible enough for any pool designs.
Along with the basic benefits, you can be sure that this material can free you of the often burdensome deck maintenance costs.
11. Stamped or broom-finished concrete pool decks?
Still with concrete pool deck, you might need to have certain finished for the concrete deck, so that they give additional characters to the pools.
For the purposes, you have at least two finishes alternatives: the broom-finished and stamped-finishes concrete.
If you want to keep the real concrete look, use the broom finishing. Meanwhile, if you want the decks to have the look of slab stones, bricks, or tiles, the use the stamped finishing.
12. A cute above ground pool
The good things about an above ground pool is that it’s flexible enough to be put on any parts of your garden.
This pool’s type also allow you to cut time in planning or doing the earth-removing processes. As, unlike the inground pool, the pool won’t need any digging works.
This simple and refreshing pool is an example of an above ground pool. You might often found round pools in your neighborhood, but this time it’s an oval one.
13. Small deck, wood-tiles deck combination
Not only with a type of material, you can combine several materials for your pools’ decks. This theme works well if you want to add certain characteristics into the pool areas.
This pool deck idea, for instance, uses two decks types. On the further sides you have tiles deck to give the solid and classic touches.
On the foreground you find wooden deck to balance the classic vibes with the more contemporary one. The woods also give you the warmth atmosphere.
14. An affordable pool deck ideas
All the way down here you see that all the pools on the list has decks surround them. But that’s not always the cases.
There ‘a certain pools that even won’t need decks, mainly if you don’t want a permanent pools on your gardens.
Some other pools might only use side decks, not the all the way round the decks. These on a budget approaches won’t eat much of your saving account –though not much cheaper that connecting the above pools to the existing decks on your homes.
15. A minimalist deck for a small concrete round pool
Here we’ve picked you a small round pool with a cute minimalist deck. Just like the previous version, this pool also use simple approaches for the deck.
It won’t surround the pool, only sit and jutting a bit on it. This connect the deck and the pool in a cute way.
The pool, set amid green and hilly area, blend nicely with its surroundings –with the deck amplify its simple shape with its unobtrusive design.
16. Japanese style deck for above ground pools
As the decks, woods are superb at giving warm and natural tones to the pools. But you need to pay more attention when you have these materials as the deck.
They need regular maintenance, so they stay in shape and colors. As you might well aware, these materials are prone to rot or splinter if nor cared for properly. It also need regular restraining to retain its colors.
Fortunately, now you have the more durable and long-lasting alternatives, like wood composite materials. They’re durable and even fade-proof –and, of course, they have far more low maintenance levels.
17. A rustic deck for luxurious swimming pool
Complete your pool with the right decking materials. They help to add dynamics to the pool and help it to blend in to the surrounding elements.
This luxurious infinity swimming pool, for example, uses the same approaches. To soften its minimalist lines, it couples with rustic-looking deck.
The wooden materials of the deck helps to give natural transition from the contemporary pool designs to the natural surroundings.
18. Seamless deck combination for inground pools
No matter big or small, infinity pools are better in giving visual impact to your gardens. In the right spots, they also often gives you the most charming way to enjoy nature.
Just see this small infinity pool. Overlooking vast and gorgeous valley, the pool should be one of your most precious feature in your property.
It also offer one of the coolest pool deck idea, different decking materials supporting each other to make seamless transition from the round pools to the scenic surroundings.
19. Small pool connected to the backyard’s deck
We’ve briefly mentioned about on a budget decks previously –up above in the list. Here’s an example of it.
In this oval pool deck idea, you find that the pool deck structure is the same structure of the backyard’s pool.
By blending the function of backyard deck and pool deck, you’ve saved substantial money. As you can use just a deck for two purposes, that’s for your backyard deck and for your simple-practical oval pool.
20. A contemporary pool with back garden deck
This is another option for blending the backyard deck with the pools. But this time it’s for a modern minimalist pool and in a far more contemporary atmosphere.
This small pool is connected to the elegant wooden deck by tile deck. The levelled theme of the decks offer visual depth and dynamic look.
In short, it makes the pool looks cute –a place where you might wish to spend all your weekend lounging in this spot.
21. Modern pool decking with concrete
One of the great inventions, concrete helps to get us off the agricultural civilization into the industrial and modern society –that’s what the historian said.
In pool’s decking terms, the invention also enable you to have flexible pool deck designs. It, of course, also offer you the toughness as the longer it cures, the stronger it’ll be.
The concrete also proves room for improvement, you can always layer the surface with any other materials to get different look or touch.
22. Wrap the pool kits with decks
Having a pool kit, like Intex’s, gives you several benefits. First, it gives you the freedom to put the kit in your garden –as it often movable or inflatable.
Secondly, you have the freedom to install or uninstall the kit’ in any occasions, without having to mess up the garden.
Though you can enjoy the day with the basic kit, you also may put deck around it to look more elegant, just like this example.
23. Small decks for a luxurious swimming pool
Like to have something different for your gorgeous minimalist home? This for minimalist yet luxurious pool should satisfy your needs.
In line with the overall home’s theme, which is dominated with concrete and glass structures, the pools also comes along with the concrete and glass for its main features.
As an addition for this impressive above ground pool, along with the back garden deck which also serves as the pool’s deck, you also have a small wooden deck to lounge under the three shade.
24. Cute pool with small deck
You might thing that having a small pool would make the garden feel empty and, if it’s of an above ground pool, feels awkward.
You shouldn’t feel that way. As, big or small, it’s all about how you layout the pool against your garden plot. If you do it right, you’d have the cutest small pool in your neighborhood.
If it’s a pool kits, wrap it with the right walling materials. Then you might need a deck, not that big and wrap-around deck, but a small and neat one –like this one in this example.
25. Stone deck for natural-themed pool
To get closer to the nature you need to use stones as your deck’s materials. This time you don’t have to get the shapely stones you often meet on any walls or floors.
Here you use stone boulders for the deck. Along with its natural shapes, they also blend well with the surrounding elements.
Stone boulders is particularly well for pool in natural theme like this following illustration. This pool is so gorgeous it reminds you of a natural spring in the woods.
26. Round Intex pool with scenic a landscaping
One of the often forgotten step after having the pool kit installed is the landscaping. Without the step, your pool is all right. You still can enjoy the clear water fully.
But if you like to have the whole package, not only having the pool alone, then you need to do some landscaping around the pool. It helps to make the garden prettier and fresher.
You can imagine how bland this garden is with only the Intex pool in it. But, with the right landscaping, it does feel different. Your garden now lives with greenery. It’s fun.
27. Decking for above ground pool on the hill
When you already have an awesome cottage on a hill with commanding view, it’s only a matter of time when you want to add it with a small pool on one of its corners.
For example, you can find inspiration from this following example. This cottage has an above ground almost under it, a little down the hill.
This pool deck idea includes two levels of decks, following the sloping of the land. The lower deck and upper deck (which serves as the home’s deck) is connected with two stairs.
There’re so many options of pool deck ideas, whether for above ground pools or for inground pools –big or small. You also have several materials for the decking, from the woods to the concrete.
Here we picked you some of the most impressive pool’s decking ideas. We hope some of them can inspire you.