Planning our pool deck project for the spring, weighing our options and design - is there an overall consensus on what's best $ per $ (the type of deck)?
We're looking at about a 700 sq/ft area.
Example: we like the look of slate stamped concrete but is the texture ok for pool decks? does the sealer make the deck slippery? Do the edges of the stamped slate hurt the feet at all?
I was also thinking of an exposed aggregate finish (w/ decorative pea gravel). Is the cost less than stamped? how is this finish on the feet? slippery with the sealer?
Not interested in pavers, or a dull gray broom swept finish, although a colored broom swept finish might be an option.
Any other suggestions? Anyone wish their deck was bigger or smaller in any areas? Was planning on a 3.5' wide deck round the perimeter with one large bump out for a deck and another small bump out (maybe 6') near the skimmer deck lid.
Behind the concrete perimeter.. was thinking 2-3 section of stone, but that is probably not comfortable if barefoot. Grass might be an option but a pain to mow. Any thoughts on this?