Why not use white pavers?


New member
Jan 27, 2016
In Sarasota, I'm about to re-finish a small, 25 year-old, in-ground pool and adjoining spa, and re-surface the surrounding deck (currently poly-pebble).
  • The pool is on the south side of the L-shaped house, under a screen cage.
  • On the northwest and northeast sides, there's a high overhang from the roof. The pool and spa aren't under the overhang, but much of the deck is.
  • There are some very tall trees about 30 feet to the south and west, and some thick palm trees just outside the cage.
  • Because of the trees and the overhang, the pool and deck get only about 4-5 hours of direct sun during the winter, 8-10 hours during the summer. Deep under the overhang gets very little direct sun.

I'd like to cover the poly-pebble with thin pavers, in as bright a color as possible. My contractor is warning me away from white or off-white pavers, saying that these colors will attract mold over time. True? (Pure white pavers seem hard to find, but that's another discussion.)

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Bronze Supporter
Aug 9, 2014
Houston tx
I would steer away from white because of trying to keep it clean. It will definitely show the dirt! Also, I think the glare from white pavers would be a problem.


Well-known member
Apr 3, 2015
New York
They would essentially be just like using white/standard concrete. Power washing will clean it easy. Only need a small electric one if you plan to clean it a couple of times a year. If u let it go you might need more power.

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