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Swimming Pool Ideas : Show me photos of your pool decking please!

Swimming Pool Ideas : Show me photos of your pool decking please!

29 August 2020

Show me photos of your pool decking please!📸 We are in the early stages of planning our in-ground pool and LOVE the look of travertine coping and decking but wondering if it’s worth the cost to extend the travertine to the patio seating/grill pavillion/fire pit areas we’re planning to build or transition to another type of material (~2800-3000 sq.ft of pool decking and patio).

Anyone have travertine coping and/or decking that transitions into another material (porcelain, brushed concrete, flagstone etc.) for the patio areas? Anyone have a recent pool build that used a different type of stone/paver for their decking that they love? Thank you!😊 [pinterest photo for type of pavillion and pool decking we’re envisioning]

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jean: We used all travertine for coping and decking, but only had 1300 square feet.

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jean: It’s hard to see the fire pit, but we have travertine there too. I don’t think a transition would look bad, especially since travertine can stain and may not be the best for a kitchen.

neel: thanks for sharing. Did you have your travertine sealed? Have you experienced problems with it staining?

jean: neel, not sealed. We haven’t had staining issues. It’s weird, if you clean a stain and it’s not gone, it will eventually fade away..

jenna: what liner is this?

jean: liner? We don’t have a liner, it’s a Gunite pool.

jenna: yes the pool liner.

jean: jenna sorry, took me a minute 😊 No liner, we have Wet Edge pebble finish.

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jean: Sorry, a bit blurry.

jamie: do you find this hard on feet/toes? We are supposed to have the same thing but people commenting it hurts?

jean: oh not at all!! It’s super smooth, and relatively cool. I love it in bare feet. We live in Dallas area, and even in the 100+ degree days, it’s not bad. It’s so smooth it can be a little slippery when wet. So no running! But we are retired, so only have to worry about the grandkids running .

jamie: I meant the wet edge pebble finish!! We are also in the area! Keller!

jean: Jamie, we are right next to Keller!! Where are you in Keller? Oh sorry, haha. The wet edge is great, not hard on feet, we have a couple areas that catch the swimsuit a little, but it’s new so they said it would get better. If you are worried about it, Wet Edge has a polished pebble finish.

jamie: we are near the alliance area! Heritage Trace.

jean: we are just north, Villages of Woodland Springs..

jean: A different angle.

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tamara: We just did concrete all over. Had it stamped and stained.

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carol: This is beautiful!! Is your concrete slick? We’ve got stamped concrete and it’s so slick! We are looking for something to seal it that will make it a little less slippery!

bri: Love! What type of pool is that?

tamara: no its not because we did not seal it. We did seal the coping but sprinkled crushed quartz in it before it dried and it’s not slick at all.

carol: I see! We bought this house this summer and the deck was already sealed, I wish it wasn’t!! Thanks for the reply! I’m hoping one day someone can give me a secret recipe to seal it with that isn’t slick but also isn’t rough and doesn’t pick bathingsuits!

leigh: Like you, we wanted to use travertine for our deck. We had such a large area, we opted for pavers and spent the difference on fencing, landscaping and the other one million things that need to be paid for in a pool project.

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neel: your decking is beautiful. What type of pavers are these?

leigh: they are concrete pavers made by Flagstone Pavers. They are manufactured here in Florida.

carol: It is beautiful!

jenna: love this! What liner?

karen: do they get super hot?

leigh: That is the only problem – they do get really hot. We just keep flip flops on 😀 I’m sure it wouldn’t be an issue in places north of Florida.

debbie: We are having trouble selecting a diamond brite color! Your super blue is pretty!

chris: We opted for travertine with different size and we love it. Cost was only a little bit more than pavers. Looks really good wet.

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neel: this is gorgeous.😍What color travertine is this?

jean: we like ours wet, too.

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tiffany: Our fence redo. I need a new pic with the new fence.

 

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bevin: We used concrete pavers. I really wanted travertine but couldn’t stomach the upgrade.

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larissa: what kind of chairs are these? Looks easy to move and good for the shelf?

bevin: they are hollow and float in the water unless you sit on them in the shelf. You can drill holes in them so they fill with water and stay on the shelf. But I like having the flexibility of using them in different ways.  SwimWays Terra Sol Sonoma Chaise Lounge – White : link

laris: amazing, thank you so much!

neela: they look great! What type of pavers are these? Did you seal them and how is the maintenance?

bevin: thanks! These are 12×24” Parkplaza pavers by Tremron. Pool was just completed a month ago. They are not sealed and I’m not sure yet if we will seal them, maybe next year. We have 4 pavered patios and we find the maintenance to be very easy, we haven’t had to do any on these pavers yet.

bro: Belgard’s Coping and pavers.

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neela: Iove the color of your pavers.😍 What type and color are these? How is the maintenance? Thanks.

georgia: it is brushed marble wavy gray. We sealed them once and as far as maintenance I haven’t done anything else. I personally love it.

cherly: I’m curious if any of you live in a dry (=dust) area and have problems keeping the cracks clean on pavers/travertine?

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jac: Stamped concrete & travertine coping. Concrete has some texture so not slippery. The travertine gets super hot so. I’m grateful we have a combo.

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neela: this looks beautiful! The travertine coping and stamped concrete look great together. Doesn’t the stamped concrete get slippery too? I love your spa and tiling, which tiles did you use?

jac: thanks so much! No, our stamped is not at all slippery. I believe the sealant has some kind of grit to it and because the pattern is more textured I think That helps.  I’ll share the tile image too.

jac: here is the spa tiling.

Swimming pool ideas : The spa tiling

Swimming pool ideas : The spa tiling

jac: And the pool tiling.

Swimming pool ideas : Pool Tiling

Swimming pool ideas : Pool Tiling

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Swimming pool ideas

neel: what color is this travertine?

scott: it’s called Leonardo. It’s a mix of white with grey streaks. It’s beautiful.

Swimming pool ideas : This is another leonardo

Swimming pool ideas : This is another leonardo

neel: I only knew of silver, walnut, and ivory but leonardo is my new favorite.

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neel: this is gorgeous! Are the stair risers and wall a different brick or stone? What color is the travertine and does it get slippery? Thanks!

scot: It’s Silver Travertine – the coping is 12×12 the decking is french pattern – the walls and risers of the steps are split face multi size silver travertine and the step treads are 12×12 to match the coping. I have been using travertine on our new builds forever and never had a complaint about being slippery. I have it at my house as well with no issues.

ela: Silver travertine is awesome. We were going to transition to concrete on our patio but decided to spring to do it all travertine and we’ve never regretted it.

Swimming pool ideas : Silver travertine is awesome

Swimming pool ideas : Silver travertine is awesome

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becky: We chose to replace our pavers with oakville stone all the way up to the house. It’s still under construction and dirty. But we’re happy with the larger scale stone. We have about 2400 sq ft of stone being laid.

We chose to replace our pavers with oakville stone all the way up to the house

We chose to replace our pavers with oakville stone all the way up to the house

nadia: We have travertine and love it. Not slippery at all and stays cool. It butts up to the concrete of our pergola.

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jean: our travertine is very slippery when wet, and we didn’t seal it. I wonder why yours isn’t? Maybe a different finish. Ours is polished. We love it though, and are thrilled we got it.

nadia: not sure. Don’t think ours is polished. We are actually about to try to seal a corner to see if it makes it slippery or not.

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neela: thanks for these photos, our under deck area is concrete too so nice to get an idea of what it would look like next to the travertine. What color travertine is your decking?

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