Pool Decking

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Knowing all the materials is essential when considering your pool decking options, as each type offers something different.

As Texas temperatures fluctuate and can get quite hot under the sun’s heightened UV rays, various pool decking types react differently. Therefore considering heat reflectivity is vital since some decking can become extremely hot while baking in the sun. You want a deck that reflects radiation making your bare feet more comfortable.

Slip resistance must also be considered. Excellent traction is crucial on the pool deck surface.

While there are many options, affordability is undoubtedly a question. However, as many stones may have a greater aesthetic appeal, working with Big Diamond Pools, we assure you that it will be aesthetically pleasing no matter which pool decking you choose. And for the design, our options are limitless regarding shape, size, color and surface texture.

Finally, ease of maintenance is a consideration, as pool decking has special performance requirements compared to a typical patio.

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A few pool decking options to match seamlessly with your home’s architectural style and backyard decor. Remember these are not all of your options.


When weighing your pool decking material options, consider budget, safety, maintenance, durability and how it fits your home’s architectural style and landscape decor. While concrete undoubtedly is not the only player in the game, it offers many advantages that other pool deck materials can’t match, particularly regarding cost. In addition, concrete is slip resistant, reflects solar radiation, has many design options and is easy to maintain.

Natural Stone

Multiple natural stone options exist, as many are highly durable, heat-resistant, and slip-resistant with antiskid surface finishes. Each stone type offers something different.

Here we introduce a few natural stone pool decking options, but at Big Diamond Pools, we are not limited to them.

  • Flagstone
  • Bluestone
  • Limestone
  • Sandstone
  • Quartzite
  • Coral Stone
  • Slate
  • Granite
  • Marble

Porcelain and Ceramic

Porcelain and ceramic are popular choices for pool decking, but they are slightly different. The advantage of porcelain is it absorbs less water than ceramic making it less slippery. Porcelain is heavier overall and has more of a variety of shapes and styles than ceramic. 

The advantage of ceramic is its affordability, as it is typically less expensive than porcelain. In addition, ceramic can be softer on the feet than porcelain.

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Contact Big Diamond Pools today to discuss your pool decking options. We look forward to speaking with you.

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