Adding a pool to your backyard is an exciting, and involved, process. As you begin to make your plans and work with our hardscaping consultant to draw up designs, you will quickly realize you have a few choices to make when it comes to the materials you will use.
One big debate in the hardscaping industry is whether stamped concrete, wood, or pavers work best around pools. At Hinkle Hardscapes, our extensive experience in pool installation has led us to the conclusion that pavers are always the best choice for use around a pool, and here’s why:
#1. Pavers are durable
When installed correctly, pavers are incredibly durable. In fact, we believe there are no other materials that can endure the wear and tear of daily use quite like pavers. In comparison, wood may splinter, concrete slabs can crack, and natural stone may experience splintering or cracking.
#2. Pavers are perfect for an outdoor environment
The surface surrounding a pool is exposed to many things that could contribute to breakage or wear. The elements themselves, including exposure to extreme weather, changing temperatures, sunlight, and water can cause damage or fading for some hardscaping materials. In comparison, pavers will not fade or wear out after repeated exposure to the elements.
#3. Pavers are easily installed
Pavers are simple and straightforward, and can be quickly and easily installed. While a skilled professional is still needed to prepare the ground and complete installation, the simplicity of installation may speed up the project completion.
#4. Pavers are easily repaired
If the surface surrounding your pool is damaged, it can be easily repaired. This is because pavers interlock together, and small portions of the surface can be removed and replaced to fix a problem.
#5. Pavers are safe
While tile and natural stone get slippery when wet, the texture of pavers keep them from becoming slippery. This makes pavers among the safest option for the surface surrounding pools.
#6. Pavers offer design flexibility
Pavers can be created to mimic a wide variety of stone and can be arranged in many patterns and designs. This offers homeowners incredible design flexibility, allowing them to choose the options that are most cohesive with the rest of their outdoor space and their own personal taste.
#7. Pavers are affordable
Installing a new pool is no small expense. In order to keep things within your budget, we suggest choosing affordable materials whenever possible. Pavers cost between $16 and $24 per square foot, making them one of the more budget friendly options.
#8. Paver overlays give life to an old space
In some cases, homeowners are simply looking to repair and renew an existing outdoor space. Using thin profile pavers to create a layer on top of an existing surface, pavers can give life and a clean new look to the surface surrounding your pool.
#9. Pavers can be constructed from a wide variety of stones
Simply because you have chosen pavers for their durability and safety, that doesn’t mean you are constrained to use a specific type of stone. Pavers can easily be constructed from a wide variety of stones, allowing you to bring a more sophisticated look to your space.
#10. Pavers are beautiful
Lastly, perhaps one of the most compelling arguments, is that pavers are attractive and colorful. Since they can be installed in a wide variety of patterns and constructed from a wide variety stones, pavers can be used to create a breathtaking outdoor retreat.
To learn more about installing a pool in your backyard, click here or call 816-608-8870 to schedule an initial hardscaping design consultation with one of the team members at Hinkle Hardscapes.