When deciding on a deck material for your new swimming pool it is important to remember that your decking is not only for getting in or out of your pool but also as a place to relax on a lounger, entertain guests, perhaps set up a grill or simply watch the kids swimming and playing in the pool.
If the pool and deck are to be built out of concrete they are usually done at the same time, so that the deck is actually a part of the pools structure. It is then either left as is or can be patterned, coated or colored and can incorporate a patio area for relaxing. You should choose a finish that won’t get slippery once it gets soaked. You can get a variety of finishes that mimic natural stone and that are non slip and won’t rot due to continual exposure to water, sun, heat and pool chemicals.
Sealing your concrete is definitely recommended around a pool area, you should choose a sealer that incorporates a grip or an anti-slip agent into it. Choose a color of concrete or coating that won’t attract too much heat, dark surrounds will make the deck area unbearable for bare feet as well as raise the entire temperature around the pool area.