Pool Pavers Introduction



What are Pool Pavers?

A "pool paver" refers to any regular type of paver that can be used specifically for the construction of an outdoor poolside area. They can be arranged to compliment many types of design schemes because of their large variety of shapes, colors and sizes.

Paver versatility

The variety of patterns available for pool pavers offers a wide range of choices for consumers. These different patterns create interesting effects when landscaping outdoor poolside areas.

Pool Pavers add beauty to any pool

Pool Paver Stabilization Treatment

During the early periods of the swimming pool industry and up until recently there had existed a hesitation to recommend pavers for poolside applications. This concern was founded upon the fact that paver joint sand washes into the pools and can cause pump abrasion or harmful bacteria developing in the sand. However, this issue has been resolved during recent times, with the introduction of a stabilizing sealer. Have your pool pavers treated with a stabilizing sealer and these problems will be eliminated.

Paving a salt water poolside

It is important to remember that a salt resistant paver should be selected when determining which type of paver to use for a salt-water pool area. The reason for this is because salt can affect the durability of it and so this must be avoided. Quite a few brick manufacturers have these. Consult your local paver retailer and ask for pool pavers that are salt water resistant.

Pool Coping

Pool Pavers used for coping Pool Coping is the term used to describe the capping of the pool shell wall. Coping protects the actual structure from water damage. Pool Coping can also protect those using the swimming pool, for it caps the edges of the pool with a rounded finish. This prevents people from injury when getting in and out of the pool.

There are several materials that can be applied to Pool Copings:

Precast Concrete

This choice of material for Pool Coping is very easy to install. It is available in uniform thicknesses, unlike natural stone. Precast Concrete Coping is also available in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns.

Natural Stone or Brick

Natural Stone and Brick Pool Copings offer an aesthetic appeal, with warm textures, along with the strength of the stone. There are many choices such as granite, limestone, sandstone, and clay brick, all with the guarantee of lasting a lifetime.

Natural Stone or Brick Pavers Work Great with Swimming Pools

Poured Concrete

Poured Concrete has the advantage of making the Coping one whole unit, and taking it right to the edge, so there is no break. It can give the deck clearer lines and make a small edge around the pool look a lot wider.