You have the pool or are in the process of getting one installed. But, there is more to think about than the pool itself. What about the area around the pool? You don’t want a bunch of dirt that can track all over the pool surface. Most people build a deck around the pool, and a wooden deck is one of the most popular add-ons for pool projects today. The right pool deck and fence can be the perfect finishing touches to any pool. So what do you need to know about a wood deck and pool fencing?
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Types of Wood for Pool Deck
The wood makes all the difference, and before you decide what kind to use, make sure you know what’s important to you. There are benefits and drawbacks to each to help you decide which wood will work best for your pool deck.
- Pine: Pine is cheap but also one of the weaker woods. You can treat pine to make it last longer but this means it requires more maintenance. Pine also does not absorb heat, so you never have to worry about burning your feet.
- Teak: Teak is more durable than pine and is typically considered more stylish and requires less maintenance. The natural aroma of teak is also a natural bug repellent. Teak also does not mold easily so is great for damp climates.
- Cedar: Cedar is in between pine and teak with regards to durability but is by far the most aesthetically pleasing. Cedar is both weather and insect resistant and is a lot cheaper than teak while offering the same properties.
- Mahogany: This is the most expensive of the wood options but there is hardly any maintenance involved. Mahogany is very elegant and aesthetically pleasing for a pool deck as well as being the most durable.
The Cost of A Wooden Pool Deck
The first cost to consider is associated with the type of wood you choose for your deck. In general, the overall cost of building your pool deck will be between $1,000 and $12,000. For lower-cost woods, this works out to be $3 per square foot, and for higher-end woods like mahogany, this works out as $15 per square foot. For a smaller pool, it is best to go with a cheaper wood like cedar or pine and you will only have to pay around $5000 for your deck. The price of your deck will also be influenced by whether you have an above-ground or in-ground pool.
Why Choose a Wooden Pool Deck?
There are pros and cons to having a wooden pool deck so if you are still trying to decide which is the best option for you, these are the points to consider
Pros of a Wooden Pool Deck:
- Flexible, customizable design.
- They can be installed on uneven ground.
- Increases the appearance and value of your home.
- Good for both inground and above-ground pools.
Cons of a Wooden Pool Deck:
- There is maintenance involved like power washing and refinishing.
- Wood is less durable than other material options when it comes to water.
- The types of wood available can be expensive.
- If you want to add features like a spa, certain woods have weight restrictions.
If you’re not sure whether a wooden deck is right for you, you can always decide to add one later. We are here to help you figure out the best deck options and which wood will give you the pool deck of your dreams. Reach out to us today to get your wooden pool deck built-in time for summer fun.