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Thread: Decking options

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    Aug 2016
    Parker, Tx

    Question Decking options

    We are close to finalizing our pool design, but are having a hard time making a decision on the decking. We currently have a large stamped concrete patio that the new decking will need to tie into. We originally thought we just wanted to use stamped concrete again, but the PB we are leaning towards suggested using pavers instead. He indicated pavers would not be as slick as the stamped concrete, and would be a little cooler in the hot summer sun. We have enough of a threshold on the existing patio to put pavers over the existing stamped concrete and then use the same pavers for the new decking as well. My wife wants to be able to power wash the new decking, and we don't know if pavers would be a good option for this. Are there any opinions of stamped concrete vs. pavers? Are there any other factors we should consider?

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    Jan 2016
    Mesa, Az

    Re: Decking options

    If you powerwash pavers, you'll wash the sand out of the joints and need to re-sand every time. Even polymeric sand won't hold up to a pressure washer. I just use the hose nozzle and lightly flush the surface dirt off if I feel the need to clean the deck. It really doesn't get dirty unless you get spray-on sunscreen on it.

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    May 2015
    Fullerton, CA

    Re: Decking options

    I have pavers, absolutely non-slip, great looks, cool in the 95 degree sun, NOT! A hose with pressure nozzel is all i need to wash them down. Like pavers much more than concrete.
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Decking options

    I think a concrete deck will be cooler than pavers. We have rock salt finished colored concrete deck. It is great; no upcharge, non-slip, zero maintenance and looks great after 5 seasons. Pics in link in sig.
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    Feb 2016
    Prosper, TX

    Re: Decking options

    We have have the salted concrete as well and it wasn't slippery, looked great, and never got hot...and we are Texas
    Tried finding a pic on my phone...

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