What is a beach or pool deck?

An obligatory circulation area every time you enter and leave the pool, an ideal living environment to have a good time, to relax, have fun, eat, etc. The pool deck must be treated with care so that everyone can fully enjoy the comfort and luxury it offers. What exactly is it all about? What are its different functions? What are the installation conditions? In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about this type of outdoor pool design.

The various functions of a pool deck

Above all, the beach or pool terrace is a space located on all or part of the swimming pool. It is therefore first and foremost a space that provides secure access to the pool. More precisely, it refers in a way to a circulation area installed around the pool. This is the main reason why it must above all encircle the entire pool area. In fact, when leaving the pool, it is always preferable and more pleasant to walk on a clean, smooth surface and not on muddy ground, garden grass, etc. Apart from that, it is also a kind of terrace installed around the pool. Like a beach by the sea, the beach or pool terrace is one of the best places where you can relax and unwind after a good swim. It's a great place to sunbathe, chat with friends, etc. In a word, the pool deck offers you both luxury (for relaxation, unwinding, etc.) and comfort (for circulation) every time you enter or leave your pool.

Installation or design of a pool deck

Regardless of the main function of the beach, whether it is invoked for luxury, comfort or both, the majority of the installation criteria always remain the same. Only the width will change. For example, in the case of a swimming pool terrace used exclusively as a circulation corridor, a width of at least 0.5 metres is ideal. The idea is to make it a more or less restricted space, enough to circulate freely without getting too close to the water. Furthermore, for safety reasons, you are advised to install a pool deck or terrace designed with a material that dries quickly or a porous material. This will help you avoid the risk of dangerous slipping around your pool. Furthermore, when designing your pool, do not forget to plan a slight slope towards the garden. This ensures that cleaning water or rainwater does not spill into the pool.

Criteria for choosing the right pool deck or pool terrace covering

When it comes to covering your pool deck, the best thing to do is to choose a material that meets many criteria in terms of practicality and safety. In this sense, regardless of the width, size or extent of your pool deck, the ideal is to always choose a non-slip, non-freezing, splinter-free, etc. coating. Then, it is also recommended that you choose a material that is in perfect harmony with the immediate environment, the coping, etc. In addition, take the time to select a flooring that is easy to maintain or a model that is resistant not only to water, but also to chemicals. In addition, it is not advisable to choose a covering or a material that can be easily heated in the sun for fear of burning your feet once you leave the pool.
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