Pool Decking | 06/10/14

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The decking that surrounds your pool is one of the most important areas of your entire poolscape.  The pool decking designs you choose play a key role in helping define the style and personality of your pool. If you’re looking to bring a more natural and sophisticated feel to your backyard and garden, then these options will surely not disappoint:


Ideal For: Anyone who loves shape, color, and size variety

Also known as natural paving or flat slab, a flagstone pool deck is one of the most popular options for Arizona backyards. Flag stone pool deck designs feature rich, earth-toned colors, and its texture naturally creates a safe, non-slip surface.  It’s also moisture and heat resistant, and is incredibly low-maintenance.



Ideal For:  Natural and traditional settings

Slate is heavy, durable, and can be cut into an array of lengths and widths.  What makes pool decking designs made of slate particular popular are the broad range of color options available.  From blacks and rich browns to rust tones, purples, greens and blues, pool owners have seemingly limitless options when they choose slate pool stone decking.


Ideal For:  Creating a warm, earthy atmosphere

A limestone pool deck is one that can retain its beauty for several years regardless of how poor weather conditions may be.  Limestone can be found in shades of gray, blue, brown and even pink, and can be cut in a wide range of shapes and sizes.  Many pool designers limestone for pool coping as well.

Coral Stone

Ideal For: Adding a touch of the tropics to your backyard

Also referred to as coralina fossil stone or keystone, this incredibly distinct material is incredibly durable and provides a non-slip surface.  Another reason why this type of stone is used in many Arizona pool decking designs is because it absorbs a minimum amount of heat and is incredibly easy to maintain.


Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership and we’ve helped over 30,000 families revive their backyard. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.