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Old 10-13-2016, 04:18 PM
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I am going to be remodeling a home with a pool. I am not interested in pavers but looking for other options for the deck. Any experience or advice? Thanks


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I have natural flagstone over concrete.
The trick is doing the puzzle but once you figure that out mudding them in is not that hard.



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Let's see,

Cool Deck
Tile on concrete
pavers

how about grass around the pool wall? The top of the pool wall aka coping will still need something.. but you can do gravel or grass....

Plane old concrete...

Wood decking or composite (I have resysta)... It acts as the coping and the pool deck.. PM me for a picture if interested....

Don't know your budget but the easiest method by far is pavers.... the others are more expensive but most can be done effectively and nicely...
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My preference is travertine mud set on concrete... light colored travertine and you can walk on it in the middle of summer barefoot. Otherwise probably some sort of stamped concrete.
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I've now had 2 concrete (one cooldeck one stamped)and one paver deck, paver deck KILLS the concrete in looks, wear, cleaning, everything.
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stamped concrete
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How expensive is cool deck vs other concrete options?
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Builders like pavers because, if the back fill fails, they can pop up the pavers, throw in more dirt and set the pavers back.
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A company down here does a textured and colored concrete product that looks like expensive tile. Nice thing is that you won't have the tiles popping up, etc.
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If that fake tile product does not make a perfect bond to the concrete, it spalls off and is virtually impossible to repair. You will always see the patch. My FIL did it on his driveway and it is a mess now.
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Personally the only options I would want are pavers or some type of slip resistant tile/traventine over concrete. But with that said the house we're remodeling already has a pool. It's deck was coated with Cool Deck in 2000 when it was built and still looks perfect today. If it starts to look bad it will be redone with travertine.
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All we offer is Tremron Pavers and Travertine.

There is a big difference between the pavers/travertine you get at home depot and what you get from a company like Tremron.
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
All we offer is Tremron Pavers and Travertine.

There is a big difference between the pavers/travertine you get at home depot and what you get from a company like Tremron.
That pretty well covers everything you get at HD or Lowes.
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Our pool and waterfall were done 8 years ago by a local artistic concrete company- they called it Spraydeck. We picked a mostly white plus tan/blue finish and accented with hand set glass tiles. It came out great. It is resealed every three years, its non-slip and cool on the feet.
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Gfretwell, I like the stone you used. It looks like Rocky Mtn Quartzite flagging out of Idaho. Did you get it at Ruck Brother Brick in Ft. Myers?
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We go over cooldeck all the time with pavers when people want to beautify their pool area.
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Originally Posted by Tarpon65 View Post
Gfretwell, I like the stone you used. It looks like Rocky Mtn Quartzite flagging out of Idaho. Did you get it at Ruck Brother Brick in Ft. Myers?
Good eye. That is exactly what it is and that is where I got it.
Ruck Bros can be addictive tho. We started with a few hundred square feet of the flag and some Buck Creek rubble for the hot tub surround. Now we have almost 2000 square feet of flag and natural stone everywhere including the living room entertainment center.
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These were the options we had:

Stamped concrete one of the more expensive and subject to cracking.

Travertine stays cool to the touch but can be slippery especially when sealed, porous and can get dirty/ moldy

Pavers requires regular maintenance gets hot but easily fixed when issues arise

Premium pavers very durable requires no maintenance but looks like a commercial product, like something you might see around a hotel pool.

Went in to the project thinking I wanted stamped concrete, but was talked out of it. Then we liked travertine but our neighbors had issues with it being very slippery. Ended up choosing pavers. Which to me was a sensible option and looks good.
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
All we offer is Tremron Pavers and Travertine.

There is a big difference between the pavers/travertine you get at home depot and what you get from a company like Tremron.
This^^^ I think if I had to do my backyard over I would go with one of the larger paver stones available today. Nice color choices / textures available and easily repaired if needed.
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I am going to be remodeling a home with a pool. I am not interested in pavers but looking for other options for the deck. Any experience or advice? Thanks


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Experience, do pavers and be done with it. I am still for not going with pavers 10 years ago.
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