Get Inspired with These Pool Deck Ideas for your Outdoor Oasis

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, creating a serene retreat at home has become more of a necessity than a luxury. With 43% of Australians wanting to add decking to their homes, your outdoor space can be transformed into a spa-like haven where you can unwind and rejuvenate. Here are five inspiring spa deck ideas that will turn your deck into the ultimate relaxation space.

Stylish Pool Deck Designs

Are you looking for design ideas for pool decks? Well, you’ve come to the right place as there are plenty including round, square, oblong, organically shaped to fit your pool, and even ones that overhang the water! Of course, the one you pick will ultimately depend on the aesthetic and effect you are going for in your outside space.

Creative Pool Deck Materials

Many great materials can be used to craft beautiful pool decks such as natural stone, paving slabs, wood, and composite decking.

Of course, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, natural stone looks great but can crack with extreme temperature changes. Natural wood is also a popular choice aesthetically but requires a great deal of long-term maintenance to keep it looking its best. Pavers can be a lower maintenance option, but can also be very rough and uncomfortable on the bare feet of those who are walking on it. 

Composite decking on the other hand is a great choice for all your outdoor pool patio ideas as it has all the beauty of natural wood, with none of the maintenance needs. It’s also waterproof and durable, and because it’s crafted specifically for this purpose offers a smooth surface which is comfortable to walk on, even in bare feet.

Enhance Your Pool Deck with Lighting

Some more great pool patio ideas that can enhance your pool deck is to use different types of lighting. Indeed, you can achieve some really impressive results with some cleverly placed lights.

First of all, placing waterproof lights on the inside of your pool will create a wonderful ethereal glow that will softly light up the entire deck area and make it pleasant to use during the nighttime. Alternatively, or in some cases in addition to the in-water lights you can place spotlights flush into your decking which helps to not only light the pool areas but also define it as well.

Lastly, if you are looking for creative deck and pool ideas, what about floating illuminated spheres across the surface of your pool? These offer a magical touch to any evening or party, and the hue of light they give out can be easily changed by remote control as they bob along the water’s surface.

Transforming Small Spaces with Pool Decks

Just because you have a small space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the pool and deck ideas mentioned in this post. Indeed, many great deck options will transform a smaller space including installing a plunge pool, decking your porch and installing a pool, and even putting an above-ground feed trough pool on your deck.

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Pool Deck Maintenance Tips

Searching for deck pool ideas that will keep your outside area looking its best? First of all, make sure that you balance the level of pH in your pool regularly. Then be sure to sweep any leaves off your. Lastly, trim the trees and plants around your pool so the debris don’t get onto your deck.

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