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    Deck question

    Hi everyone,
    We are going through the process of choosing a PB for a new home. The deck that I would love to have is pricy (travertine)!! I am struggling to like the look of the stamped concrete or stamped spray deck (cool deck), I just can't fall in love with it. A couple of questions:
    Stamped Concrete: Will it decolor and crack? How often does it need to be resurfaced or treated?
    Stamped Cool Deck (Spray deck): Same questions, will it decolor and crack? How often does it need to be resurfaced? Doesn't it stain 'blackish'?

    On the other hand, I can get a hold of the travertine that I like from Mexico, relatively cheaper than what the pool companies are saying. However, I will have to install later.... Main question on this:
    - Installing deck after pool build without it being tied to the pool, is it possible? I'm not sure how decks are installed, so I don't know if deck re-bar needs to be tied in to pool rebar!

    Any suggestions on this would be HIGHLY appreciated!!!
    Built in 2014, 18,000gal, plaster, in ground, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 2.0 HP, Booster Pump, Cartridge filters, inline chlorinator, automatic cleaner, Pentair MasterTemp 400 heater, Silencer for SPA.
    Bloody hot summers in Katy, TX; the rest of the year is just plain hot!

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    Re: Deck question

    Travertine expensive? We bought travertine for our master bath for $1.69 per sq. ft. Look at the big tile shops such as DalTile.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Deck question

    Travertine was expensive for us but I love it! Do it!

    17,000 inground gunite pool finished June 2013. Pentair variable speed something or another. Polaris cleaner, inline rainbow chlorinator. Using trichlor until CYA reaches 50-60.

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    Re: Deck question

    Quote Originally Posted by mvoorn View Post
    Hi everyone,
    We are going through the process of choosing a PB for a new home. The deck that I would love to have is pricy (travertine)!! I am struggling to like the look of the stamped concrete or stamped spray deck (cool deck), I just can't fall in love with it. A couple of questions:
    Stamped Concrete: Will it decolor and crack? How often does it need to be resurfaced or treated?
    Stamped Cool Deck (Spray deck): Same questions, will it decolor and crack? How often does it need to be resurfaced? Doesn't it stain 'blackish'?

    On the other hand, I can get a hold of the travertine that I like from Mexico, relatively cheaper than what the pool companies are saying. However, I will have to install later.... Main question on this:
    - Installing deck after pool build without it being tied to the pool, is it possible? I'm not sure how decks are installed, so I don't know if deck re-bar needs to be tied in to pool rebar!

    Any suggestions on this would be HIGHLY appreciated!!!
    Aren't tile for bathrooms different from those for outdoor use? I don't want ceramic polished, because then it would be a slip-n-slide instead of a deck!!

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    Those look beautiful!! I think I'm like someone esle posted in here earlier... champagne taste on a beer budget!! hahaha
    Built in 2014, 18,000gal, plaster, in ground, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 2.0 HP, Booster Pump, Cartridge filters, inline chlorinator, automatic cleaner, Pentair MasterTemp 400 heater, Silencer for SPA.
    Bloody hot summers in Katy, TX; the rest of the year is just plain hot!

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    Re: Deck question

    Actually, that's why I did travertine, because even polished, it is still not slippery. But yes, that picture is tumbled, and not the same as what we used.

    One thing about travertine, it is kind of fragile. Heavy items dropped on it will shatter it. I've even seen kitchens with travertine where the surface was destroyed by something as simple as a high heel with an exposed nail/brad. It's a porous surface, usually filled with an epoxy to fill most the voids. If voids are left, this is where damage occurs.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Deck question

    My build is still going on but travertine pavers are the way to go. Our installed cost was $10.00 a square foot




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    Re: Deck question

    How are you finding your travertine deck after using it for a year?

    I need to make a decision on decking by early next week and I am finding it incredibly stressful. We love the look of travertine, and many say it isn't slippery and holds up well, but then I find others saying it can be slippery and break easily.

    We would be using 3 cm Mocha Jura Travertine from Bedrosians.

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