When thinking of deck material for your pool surround, you need to keep in mind that your deck is not just for getting in and out of your pool but for lounging, entertaining, grilling, a place for relaxing or keeping an eye on the kids as they splash around.
When concrete is going to be used for building the deck and pool, this is usually done simultaneously, in such a way that the deck is part of the structure of the pool. It is then patterned, coated, colored or left as is and can include a patio area for relaxing.
You need to select a finish that will not get slippery once soaked. You can get finishing varieties that mimic stone that is non-slip and natural and will not rot because of continuous exposure to water, heat and pool chemicals.
Concrete coatings and sealers are recommended for pool areas, no one knows pool decks and concrete coatings better than Concrete Coatings San Antonio. They will select a sealer that has an anti-slipping agent in it and a grip. You should select a concrete color or coat that will not attract heat too much, since dark surroundings make the deck area hard to stand on for bear feet and raise the general temperature of the pool surrounding area.
Some other standard finishes done by Sundek of San Antonio are: