Making decisions for your swimming pool, accessories and even the deck are a lot fo think about. We know! The swimming pool contractors from Bella Blue Pools in Maumee and Toledo, Ohio work with new pool owners every day and help them navigate the pool construction phase and make the decisions that are best for their families. One of the questions we answer is how to choose the best swimming pool deck.

The “best” deck is different for each family, each yard and each pool design. We have found throughout our years of constructing pools that those who opt out of having a deck constructed regret that decision. Consider that you spend as much time (maybe more) around the pool than in it and you can see the importance of having somewhere comfortable to sit, right?

It doesn’t matter if you choose a deck that wraps around the entire pool or only surrounds a specific area, you will enjoy having a place to kick back and relax that doesn’t leave you sitting in the dirt or grass.

 How to choose the best swimming pool deck

Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish and decide to not have your deck constructed at the same time you have your pool built. When you work with us and put your pool budget into place, we can show you ways in which you can have a deck as part of the overall project.

Here are some questions to ponder.

  1. Do you want the deck to encircle the entire pool or a portion of it. Why do you want it one way or the other? Knowing how you will use the pool, the deck and the yardspace will help you make an informed decision on the deck construction.
  2. What is the current traffic flow in your yard? Is there a play space for the children? Do you need to cut through the backyard to get to the garage or other outbuildings? Look at the traffic flow to and from the house then decide the configuration of the deck.
  3. How many people do you anticipate will regularly be on the pool deck? This will help you determine size (and furniture and seating arrangements)
  4. What features do you want on the deck? Fire features? Water features? An outdoor kitchen or a gazebo or pool house?

What will make your pool and its deck feel like a staycation spot? Talk with us, show us photos and let us know what your dreams are for your swimming pool and we can work with you to make it happen!