Pool decks add both an aesthetic and functional aspect to your outdoor pool. Summer and fall are two of the best seasons to have your pool deck installed. Ken and Rudi Oosting, owners of Oosting Custom Masonry and Chimney Services want homeowners to know that now is a great time to add a pool deck in Northeastern New Jersey.
During the summer and fall, the weather is usually cooperative to install the pool deck and these two seasons provide the optimum conditions for the professional grade materials to set…and best of all, the sun and temperatures are still high enough so you and your family can appreciate and enjoy all the features of your new pool deck.
Pool decks are one of the most popular ways to enhance your outdoor living. Of course there are the practical considerations to having a pool deck such as providing a safe and easy access to your pool on a slip resistant surface. Once you have the safety considerations met, you can add an unlimited list of decorative looks and enhancements that can be tailored to fit any budget. With proper initial planning, other features can take place in stages if you prefer not to do them all at once.
Pool decks constructed from concrete, stone, or masonry add the most functionality and design options. The website the Concrete Networks elaborates and tells homeowners, “One of the biggest trends in outdoor design today is a decorative concrete pool deck, a colored, textured and inviting area surrounding the pool that does more than provide a safe, slip-resistant deck for sunbathing and barbecuing. Inground pool decks are now given nearly as much attention as the interior design of the home. Decorative concrete has opened the doors to creating pool decks that complement the exterior of the home, meld with the outdoor environment, and replicate exotic and traditionally expensive materials such as slate, stone or even wood.”
In a recent online edition of Bisnow, 11 of the Sexiest Pool Decks in Houston are showcased. While these are commercial pools, the features such as outdoor cabanas, kitchen, bar, and outdoor media center can be added to your pool deck with as much extravagance as your taste, space, and budget can afford. These views also provide some great ideas you may wish to include in your designs.
You already know that having a pool means your home is one of the most popular places in the neighborhood. You can keep your kids at home with unlimited entertainment and get to know their friends as they come over to swim and play. The pool side seating and kitchen enable you to keep wet children and towels outside rather than dripping inside the house.
When it’s “me time,” relaxing in and around your pool offers you an affordable way to feel like you are on vacation without leaving home. (And you don’t even have to worry about boarding your pets!). Picture this, it’s a warm clear night, you’ve had a busy day and the glistening cool water of your pool is softly calling your name. The rafts are waiting for you to climb on and relax as you float around the pool listening to your favorite music from your outside stereo. When you are ready, you call the family together and cook outside. After dinner you all relax under the lights of your pool deck and the stars as you make plans for tomorrow’s pool volleyball challenge with the men and boys against the women and girls! And the best part of it all is knowing even though you feel like you are at an expensive resort, you are right in your own back yard.
Don’t put it off any longer, if you live in the Midland Park area of New Jersey call Oosting Masonry today and together we will develop an affordable plan to bring paradise to your back yard with a custom pool deck.