We used Travertine for 3,000 sq.ft. and Belgrade pavers for about 400 sq.ft. and Trex walkway along the water
Stays cool in high temp areas
The look we wanted to achieve
Durability and easy to replace
Weeds may grow in the cracks and have to be killed
Belgrade pavers get hot
We are choosing poured concrete with a Top Kast 3 treatment to barely expose aggregate.
Pros: Cost, low to no maintenance, easy of the feet, love the look!
Cons: Can't think of any for us
In design and proposal stage: 46'x10' - 2ea 2'x10' 8" & 12" deep Baja Steps - 4-7' Deep - 2 Sheer Descents - 15,000 gallon in ground - Automatic Cover (under coping)- SWG - 400,000BTU NG Heater - Unknown size/brand pump(s), filter, LED, cleaner type and pool finish
I'm debating on getting the Heatsavr product for our new inground pool and have concerns...
- Does it work?
- Does it work too well?
- What do I do if the pool get's too warm... you can't "remove" it?
I like my pool at around 78 degrees. In our previous home (also inground pool), when the pool temp got too warm, we would leave the cover off at night and even that would sometimes not be enough to cool it down overnight (we are in Niagara Region of Canada). I'm concerned that during the peak of summer, the liquid cover, though not as good as a traditional blanket, will still cause too much heat to become trapped and drive up the temp.
If I stop adding the product, how long does it take for the blanket to become "ineffective"? I thought that perhaps when we get to the hot days of summer, we could simply stop adding it which would be just like "removing the blanket"....but it does me no good if it still works for a week before dissipating.
I want what Martin Kennedy has!!!!! Oh wait, ya'll are only talking decks? Ok, I'll take his decks and everything else, too!!!! And I second what Amanda said. Suz - in dreamland.
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P.S. I'm curious about many of these decking materials that I'm not familiar with. Pictures please, when you get a chance! Thanks! Suz.
Suz~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. SWG IG. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy; color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir