We had a small fiberglass inground pool installed last summer. They poured a two foot concrete coping around the pool at install and beyond that it is just sand and weeds. The coping that the concrete company poured was supposed to be colored and now looks pink. So, I have to try to find something that will coordinate with "pink" concrete and look attractive. OR- is it possible to paint the concrete somehow? Hmmm...
We only have about 350 SF of yard to cover with some sort of decking. We've considered pavers-(like from Lowes), travertine pavers and some sort of wooden deck type stuff.($$$) We want to find something that will hold up under many children, foot traffic and of course the salt water splash from the pool.
What have you learned based on experience, what is the most cost effective yet attractive? Would you do pavers again if you've done them? Do pavers (like from Lowes) deteriorate under the salt water splash? Does that "polymetric (??) sand" stuff you put in-between the pavers wash out or stay put? Can concrete color be changed? I think trying to cover it with pavers will increase the cost and complicate the entire situation.
I'm open to any thoughts, suggestions, input- please!
Thank you very much!