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    What kind of decking do you like?

    We still need to pick out the decking around our pool. I've looked at hundreds of photos online and I still can't decide.

    Post photos of your decking, or decking that you like.

    Here are a couple I found online:
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    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

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    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

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    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

    One more for a cool rock
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    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

    As much as I like the darker colors, I think your feet will thank you if you opt for a lighter finish (not as hot in summer sun). On the other hand, if everyone likes to wear their flip flops around the pool, then it's really not a concern
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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

    I agree with the above post pavers get really hot.

    The advantages are: a) You can remove them to fix plumbing leaks and they go right back. b) They look outstanding. c) You can lay them yourself. d) If a tornado destroys your house and you choose to rebuild elsewhere you could take them with you.

    The Disadvantages are: a) They are really hot in the Summer months. b) You may have to keep on hand herbicide and insecticide to combat ants and weeds. (I understand that if you use the right type of sand you would not have this problem)

    I have already had a plumbing leak on my pool and it was so nice to be able to remove the pavers and fix it. If is was concrete you would have to saw it out and probably would never get the finish to match the existing finish.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

    Our pavers do not get that hot however we have lighter colors. Look at the links in the sig bar. We love our pavers.........
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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

    Not sure about the summer sun in Riverside, but in Tucson our pavers get hot enough to literally burn the bottoms of your feet.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you like?

    Many of the patterned concrete choices are VERY slippery when wet, so if you choose that, make sure they add some sort of aggregate to improve traction in bare feet. They tend to be most attractive & also most expensive. Lighter colors don't get as hot as darker colors. Brick tends to be hotter on the feet. Exposed aggregate & hand seeded aggregates are great, look good long time, but I have sensitive feets, so I have to keep my sandals on. Flagstone is nice as well, price to match, and isn't as slippery. Lots of choices, good luck! One of my favorites is a "salt-finish" with a colored sealer on top. Great looking, less expensive and not as slippery as some.
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