It looks like we will be doing concrete next week. We are going to have about 1200' of deck area and I am still up in the air about what to use! Hubby wants washed aggregate - I am afraid it will be too hot and rough on the feet. (we have no shade or mature trees). I initially wanted a cooldeck type product but when I spoke with the concrete guy, he said that type of product isn't what it used to be as far as really staying cool. He said the older product used asbestos and that is what kept it cool but now they don't use it anymore so it really isn't much cooler than regular concrete. After I spoke with him I was leaning more toward a stamped finish that is scored and stained. He said the stain is water based and keeps the concrete cooler and it's easy to touch up if it fades.
So what is everyone using on their pool deck? I would love to hear thoughts on the different options.