Hi, this is my first post.
I've never owned a pool and we are in a planning/design phase for our first, inground pool.
I'm leaning over to fiberglass option due to easy maintenance, but that's whole other topic.
All pool builders include some decking as it's a code requirement.
All that's included in the proposals is a basic, brushed concrete.
I read few reviews, blogs and websites about decking options and pros/cons of each.
I live in New Mexico and it gets hot in the summer. The redish dirt/sand that's native to New Mexico is sometimes too hot to walk on bare footed.
I think I would like to get something nicer than concrete product, even if it's stamped concrete.
I think red flagstone would be too hot; maybe I could test the lighter color ones but now that summer is over, it's too late to do first hand (foot) testing.
I'm considering the cooldeck product and the likes.
An a different option, has anyone ever used the poured rubber products?
I don't know anything about them from performance, cost, etc. standpoint.
Quick google search brought up this website, and I requested additional information, but wanted to know if anyone has first hand experiance: http://www.pebbleflex.com/aquaflex.html
I think this is similar/same stuff that I saw local waterpark use for 'beach' area and it did stay cool. My opinion of cool surface could be skewed by the fact that many, many people were constantly running in and out of walkin pool and were splashing cool water on the surface of the deck making it cooler.