It is not enough just to install a stationary pool on the site, you also need to refine the area around it, so that it is convenient to relax and sunbathe. For this purpose, various materials are used. We have selected the most common so that you can make the right choice.
What are the requirements for the material used to arrange the area around the pool? The main selection criteria are:
- Safety. The material should never be slippery. Walking barefoot with wet feet on slippery surfaces is simply dangerous;
- Durability. A stationary pool serves for a long time, the coating around it should not be inferior in terms of service life;
- Decorativeness. The pool area should be attractive and decorate the yard;
- Reliability. The coating will be used outdoors, that is, it will be exposed to precipitation and temperature changes. Choose a material that can withstand outdoor conditions.
Sometimes the owners decide to leave a regular lawn around the pool. The option as a whole has the right to exist, but not entirely convenient. Firstly, the lawn itself will be subject to serious stress and may lose its attractive appearance. Dents from sun loungers will remain on it, the grass under them may turn yellow. Secondly, the grass sticking to your feet will end up in the pool, and why do you need additional garbage there, which will have to be removed.
Sand has the same disadvantages. In addition, it will dry out long enough after rain, so that the sandy beach around the pool is not a popular option..
One of the most popular options for improving the area around the pool. You can use paving slabs, clinker, ceramic, as long as it is anti-slip! This is the main criterion. The tile looks beautiful, lasts a long time. Minus – you need to prepare the site, level the surface, spend time and effort on laying. Or pay money to specialists.
If you’re just building a pool, consider creating a concrete casting around the bowl. It will not heat up under the scorching sun, the coating is non-slip. True, usually a concrete strip around the pool is made no more than a meter wide, then, for example, a lawn begins. This option can be called one of the most budgetary.
Most often, mosaics are used to decorate the pool itself, its bowls inside. However, there are special collections of mosaics with a non-slip surface that are designed for arranging the area around the pool. Traditionally, the mosaic is designed in blue, marine colors. The finish is very attractive, but quite expensive.
Natural a rock
An excellent option, because the stone slabs do not slip, they have a rough surface. And at the same time they look elite, decorating the site. However, natural stone finishing is always expensive. Alternatively, pebbles can be used if you think walking on them barefoot is pleasant. But rubble is definitely not the best choice..
Decking made of wood or decking
Finally, probably the most common option for arranging the area around the pool is the use of wood or decking, decking (WPC). There are practically no downsides to such a coating, decking is easy to install with your own hands. The price is quite reasonable in comparison with mosaic or natural stone. The coating itself is safe and attractive. If natural wood is chosen, teak, oak, larch are most often used.