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Best Options for Creating a Patio Around Your Pool

When you install a pool, you are going to also want to make sure that you invest in a patio to go around your pool. A patio around your pool will make your patio stand out and will make your pool a safer place to be. Here are a few of your best options.

#1 Stone

If you want the area around your pool to look natural, more like you are at the river, you may want to install stones around your pool. There are lots of different types of stones that you can put down, such as stone pavers or flagstone. These can be really strong and can give your pool a more natural feeling.  Flagstone and slate are great stones to use because they can be sealed with a nonskid sealed surface. Stones can be expensive, but they will give your pool a natural feeling and they are very long-lasting and should last for the life of your pool.

#2 Clay

Clay is another great material to use to crate your patio around your pool. Clay is great because it is an eco-friendly and green building material. It is able to handle having lots of standing water on it, and can be sealed so that it presents a smooth surface for your feet. It doesn't require a lot of effort to keep in looking nice, beyond regular patio cleaning.

The only downside to clay is that it can get really hot, especially if your pool is in the sun all day and is never in the shade at all. It works best around pools that get a combination of sun and shade throughout the day.

#3 Pavers

Pavers are a great material to use because they are easy to use on your own. You can lay down your own patio. You can put down pavers and fill the area in between with polymeric sand. The space between the pavers allow the pavers to move and shift naturally overtime without ruining the patio. The use of polymeric sand in between the pavers will prevent weeds from growing up in between them. However, you are going to have to put down new sand between your pavers every few years and you may want to seal the pavers every few years as well.

#4 Stamped Concrete

If you want to go with a unique look that is relatively affordable, you may want to consider stamped concrete. Stamped concrete allows you to add texture and color around your pool area. You will have to seal the concrete every could of years to protect it from the chemicals in the water in your pool.

The upside to stamped concrete is that it is really affordable and pretty long lasting. To learn more about your options, contact custom swimming pool builders.