Pool Patios

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Pavers Around a Pool Area

Despite the relatively short summer months in New Hampshire, nothing is better on a hot summer day then slipping into a nice clean pool and enjoying the elegance and charm of a landscaped area. If the pool was surrounded by dirt and grass and mud, the pool would not stay clean and remain the enjoyable oasis that it should be. Many people choose concrete pavers instead of the typical poured concrete patios that are commonly used. There are numerous pool pavers benefits including safety, durability, and style.

The number one priority of a pool patio is safety. Pool areas can be slippery and treacherous. That’s why it’s important to select the right pavers for that area. Pavers are made out of a variety of material including concrete, brick, and stone. These substances can provide a slip resistance surface that is easy to clean and attractive. The color of pavers is also an important aspect to consider. If the pavers are too dark they will absorb heat that can burn bare feet when they are getting in or out of the water.

Pool pavers must not only be slip resistant, but they must also be water resistant and withstand heavy traffic areas. Nothing is worse than slimy discolored pavers near the pool area. Some stones are naturally water resistant such as cement pavers. They are extremely heavy, but they are resistant to water, chlorine, and salt which is important if you have a salt water pool. They do not have to be sealed, but this can extend the color of the pavers and prevent fading. Brick and stone or other good options for pavers both are slip resistant and are not affected by chlorine.

Pool pavers are easy to maintain and should be cleaned regularly with a power hose. This will prevent any slime or mildew from appearing. Since pavers are installed piece by piece, they can be easily repaired if one becomes damaged. Simply remove the damaged brick pavers and then replace them with new ones.

The pool area is an important part of a home.  Pool pavers can really enhance the look of your pool patio area and certain materials can easily blend in with the surrounding landscaping and design. With the multitude of styles available, finding the right color, shade, and hue can be easy. Most importantly, however, is to maintain safety with the pool pavers and find materials that are slip resistant and can withstand water damage, chlorine, or salt. With a little effort you’ll be able to choose pool pavers that compliment your pool and landscape.

If you’re considering a brick paver pool area patio, call Groundhog Landscaping today at (603) 437-4464 to get an estimate. We’ll install your new pool area patio in the fall so you’ll be ready for next year’s pool season. We can also help you with brick paver repairs and sealants to extend the life of your hardscape.

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