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    Deck options

    In the planning phase for a pool. I have some computer renditions I need to post. Right now my biggest thing is the deck material. A friend recommended cooldek because we live in the desert and the ground gets extremely hot. I mentioned this to my PB, and he recommends life deck.

    Anyone have any experience with these products? My pool will be salt water if that makes a difference in longevity to the materials.

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    Re: Deck options

    Welcome to TFP. We used a manufactured paver that has a faux travertine look. The pavers are made with a fine aggregate concrete that is fossilized calcium based rather than silica. (like the "cool" sand beaches of Cancun). They also use a white cement rather than grey. This makes for a paver that is noticeably cooler (and bearable) to walk on during a hot day. They come in shades from light grey through various beige and creams to almost a white. I live in Nicaragua and have seen these imported to/exported from Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica so I would imagine they may be available in the US as well.
    "I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." (R. Frost); 12.5K gal; 18'x72" round joined to 10x16x18" oval; vinyl liners; ferrocement-like wall panels; perimeter wet edge; fountain and cascade; Pentair Dynamo 1hp 2 spd; Pentair CC75 filter; Pentair no-lube valves. My build here.

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    Re: Deck options

    Thanks for the reply. We've decided on sticking with the stamped concrete. That way it flows into the patio and it all matches. It's only 5 feet to the steps for the pool, so flip flops can be kicked off there or you can suck it up for two or three steps.

    I promise I'll post pics of the proposed plans when we finalize everything. But we are going through a bit of a redesign, moving the equipment to a better place, and a few other small things. All little things I've read on this forum. And still deciding on the plaster, we're thinking stonescapes mini pebble at this point.

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    Re: Deck options

    We are going with Sundeck with speckled colors to give it more texture. With cement and everything going to cost me 9.25 per square foot. Travertine pavers will cost somewhere between $12-15 per sq ft. depending on what you pick out.

    Here is a link to bullion coatings. Might be able to get some ideas. Let us know what you decide and post some pics!

    http://www.bullioncoatings.com/products/
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    Re: Deck options

    Thanks, good looking at different concepts. Hopefully in the next couple of days I'll have the final renditions for the pool and can post some pictures.

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