Concrete Pool Surrounds
Concrete has been around for ages, so as you putter around your pool's concrete deck or have a pool party, you should consider the value this material adds to the grounds around pool area.
Concrete is very durable as a decking material. It is also effective and cheaper than most other pool deck options, such as wood, synthetic materials, pavers, stone, tiles, and bricks, to name a few. Concrete by Bayleaf has installed many pool decks, and our experience has shown that most of our customers want some form of concrete around pool area.
What are the benefits of concrete around the pool area?
Advantages of Using Concrete Around Pool Area:
• It is a durable material compared with other choices.
• It is an affordable and safer option compared with other materials.
• You can choose concrete pool surrounds from multiple style options, such as stamped concrete, textured concrete, and broomed concrete, among others.
• Cement can mimic other more expensive materials.
Types of Concrete Around Pool Area that you can use:
Fresh concrete has many applications and can be cast into circles, squares and rectangles, to name a few. Concrete is made in different qualities, including normal, standard and high-strength grades. These grades tell you how strong the concrete is and how it would be used in construction.
Let's take a look at the different types of concrete around pool area that could suit your requirements:
Broom Finished Concrete Around Pool Area
Broomed or brushed concrete creates a slip-proof surface and adds individuality to the space compared with plain concrete. Broom-finished concrete is created by dragging a horsehair broom over the concrete's wet surface. Brushing the concrete generates a textured surface with tiny but observable grooves. It has been chosen for its utilitarian texture for exterior concrete for decades.
Stamped Concrete Around Pool Area
Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as patterned or imprinted concrete, uses rubber stamps designed from "real stone" moulds to imprint the concrete to resemble natural brick, slate, tiles, cobblestone, and even wood planks.
Stamped concrete can mock the looks of other deck materials, but one of the disadvantages of this type of concrete is that it's typically sealed, making it a tad bit slippery. This material of concrete around pool area also needs maintenance and periodic resealing, which can add to the cost of ownership.
Textured Concrete Around Pool Area
Textured concrete resembles stamped concrete but has an asymmetrical look. One difference between textured concrete and stamped concrete is that the lines or joints in the concrete are created by hand or with a concrete saw. On the other hand, stamped concrete has joints built into the stamp. Textured concrete adds grip and character but doesn't require colour or sealant, making it cheaper and less slippery than stamped concrete.
Poured Concrete Around Pool Area
Also called a cast concrete foundation, this option utilises wet concrete trucked in and poured into place. The wet cement runs over and around a steel rod framework and is left alone to harden. Poured foundations are the most popular type of concrete used today.
How much does concrete around pool cost in Australia?
If you choose to use concrete for your pool deck, concrete around pool cost you around $60 per square metre. This is the average cost of pouring plain concrete around pool area, creating a functional area for your sunbeds, and preventing dirt from getting directly into the pool.
In addition, this is where you will spend most of your leisure time. Broadly, people relax by the pool much more than in the pool. Your concrete pool deck is often where you will be enjoying drinks with your friends, a nice dinner or just an afternoon reading in the sun, only occasionally soaking in the water.
As such, your pool deck needs to be an enjoyable and functional area suitable for fun with your family and friends. The price of your pool deck depends on the dimensions, the type of concrete foundation you want to use and the labour price of your local concreters.
At Concrete By Bayleaf, we take concrete work very seriously. When we transform your concrete pool's surrounding area into beautiful, functional spaces, we only use the best quality concrete. Our Concrete Pool Surrounds is made up of natural sands, stones and cement sourced from reputable suppliers. Everything from the base to the sealers is of the highest quality, so you get exceptional results that will last a lifetime. Please contact us today through our website to see our scope of work or call us at 0402791644.
Concrete Around Pool Area - FAQs
Is concrete a good option for surrounding a pool (decking)?
Concrete is a very durable pool decking material while being also cheaper and more effective than most other pool deck options.
What is concrete around pool area known as?
It is called the pool decking area or simply a deck.
Does a concrete deck need to be sealed?
It is vital to properly seal the concrete pool surrounding to ensure that mold, mildew, salt water and damage from UV rays do not deteriorate or damage the pool deck.
How soon can you pour concrete around the pool?
When the concrete is levelled, let it set overnight. It could take as long as three days to set completely, depending on sun exposure and humidity. Once the base is set, the walls can then be poured. You should install a concrete deck of at least three-feet minimum around the entire circumference of the pool within three to six weeks of pool installation to retain monolithic integrity.
What type of concrete is best around a pool?
The ideal concrete to use around pool area should be of high quality. High-quality concrete foundations has great strength, is durable and does not erode easily.