Monday, May 16, 2011

Looking for pool paving ideas?

So we’ve covered some options when it comes to pool fencing, now how do we select the right surrounds for our pool? It’s not always an easy choice especially as there are so many different options out there. Here are some tips for choosing the right material when it comes to swimming pool landscaping.


Why paving?
Paving is an ideal choice for swimming pool landscaping. Good quality pavers are not only cost effective but are low maintenance paving and slip resistant. Natural stone pavers also have the added benefit of being easy to clean and retain their colour over many years. Regular sweeping with a stiff brush will do the trick to remove dust and leaves. For hard to remove stains opt for a mix of chlorine and water.

Pool paving ideas – what material to choose?

Stone, concrete and brick are the main types of pavers available. So what’s the difference? Essentially, stone pavers are made from a variety of natural minerals, whereas concrete and brick pavers are made from a mix of raw materials. Natural stone adds a touch of class and elegance and its natural, durable finish makes it an ideal choice for pool surrounds. Being versatile, natural stone is also able to be cut into many different sizes. Concrete and brick also have their benefits. The colour selection is very broad and holds for a long time. They are also cheaper to produce.

Paving trends

There has been a growing trend toward using larger format pavers and using the same tile for both interior and exterior spaces to create a sense of unity and cohesiveness. Regardless of the trends, it’s important to choose a look that suits your tastes and the style of your home.

A pool isn’t something you can easily hide if you decide you’ve made the wrong decision when it comes to paving. To help ensure a successful end result, allow yourself plenty of time to make decisions about material, colours and the supplier you will use. This might involve a bit of research and thought including talking to friends and family about their experiences, considering your environment and how the area will really be used and having an idea of the size of the pool and square metres to assist budgeting.


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