Maryland summers are often synonymous with poolside living. When creating the outdoor space that will showcase your swimming pool and enhance your before- and after-swimming experiences, consider your lifestyle and the materials that will best suit your taste and budget. Your pool deck’s hardscaping – its permanent, nonliving features – are typically made from concrete, brick or stone.
If you love to entertain, it’s essential to include areas for gathering and dining. A grilling station allows everyone from the avid cook to the weekend BBQ enthusiast to hang out with their guests while cooking for them. You may want the poolside patio to be large enough to fit a dining table, chairs, benches and a bar area. For evening marshmallow roasts or warming up after a late-night swim, consider incorporating a fireplace or fire pit on your pool deck.
Maybe you are a nature lover and want your pool area to complement your landscaping and vistas. Your pool deck design should include plenty of seating areas to relax and soak in the view. Perhaps you would like your pool patio to match your yard’s beauty. Hardscaping options include terraced gardens, retaining walls, waterfalls, fountains and walkways.
If your swimming pool is the hub of the neighborhood each summer, consider hardscaping features that accommodate many children playing in and around the pool. The pool deck must include non-slip surfaces, ample waiting areas behind the diving board and slide and plenty of space for deck chairs where kids can rest up between Marco Polo games
Once you determine the pool deck you want to create, there are many wonderful concrete, brick and stone options – to fit your budget – that will withstand the wear and tear of wet foot traffic, as well as Mother Nature. Color and design, durability, low maintenance, safety, affordability – all hardscaping features that will make your dream pool deck a reality.
Ciminelli’s Landscape Services, Inc. is a certified Belgard contractor and Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association certified. All of our hardscaping is installed with supreme craftsmanship and attention to detail to ensure long lasting beauty. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!