Shasta’s Guide to Pool Decking, Coping, Interior Finishes
When it comes to revolutionizing the appearance of your pool and outdoor living area, there are three factors that will play an important role: your 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 Shasta 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, five 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 (Pavers are essentially maintenance-free)
How well the surface can reflect heat (this is particularly important here in Arizona)
The decking's 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 budget2) Your desired effectWhite 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)
Take a look at our photo gallery for more inspiration on your next pool design project!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. 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.