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What Is The Best Paver To Use Around A Pool?

While there are a lot of materials to choose from, adding pavers around your pool can be beneficial to both homeowners and those who are set to enjoy hours of fun splashing around. If you decide what to cover your outdoor area with, nothing can really compare to the quality of natural stone and concrete pavements. Based on our long experience in the industry, Premier Pavers & Stone has years of experience in creating the highest quality pool flooring.


Not only can pavers create a natural-looking environment for everyone to enjoy, but they can also withstand the effects of both chlorinated and saltwater pools. With this being said, there are many reasons why people choose pool pavers in the outdoor pool area.


Key Factors When Choosing Paving The Right Pool


Whatever your design style, there are a variety of pool pavement options to choose from. We take a look at some of the key considerations when choosing the right pool pavers.


Consider how the color tones of your pool paving work with the elements, materials and plants of your garden. For example, if you combine wood and stone, select a complementary color tone to create a more seamless transition between surfaces.


Due to its exposure to salt, chlorine and other chemicals, the poolside environment is harsh. It's also a high-traffic area, so the right pool flooring needs to be able to withstand the wear and tear of frequent use and furniture.


An important part of the selection process is understanding the cost of your pool paving. Stone is a cost-effective material due to its long lifespan and long-lasting nature. It will also require less attention than some other options.


The surface finish should be a top priority when choosing the right pool flooring for your outdoor space. You will need to select one with a non-slip finish to avoid spills. Bluestone in a sawn finish, for example, is much more suitable than an honed paver, which becomes very slippery when wet.

Heat and Glare

Consider how the surface of your pavements will feel underfoot on a hot summer's day. As with any material or surface left in the sun, it will eventually get hot, but some stone will get hotter than others. If you are exposed to extreme sunlight, select a lighter, more dense paver. It's also worth taking into consideration how much glare you 're going to experience. Typically, the lighter the color of the stone, the greater the glare.

Pool Coping

If you're paving around your pool, consider whether you're running it along the edge or using a different coping material. If you choose a stone, you'll want to choose a paver that integrates with the rest of the landscape. It's best to select a material that appeals aesthetically and performs well.


Because natural stone is porous, it is vital that you use the right seal for your pool pavers, especially in such a harsh environment. If sealed incorrectly, overtime may compromise the quality of the stone when exposed to salt, chlorine and chemicals. By sealing your pavers with the right product, you will protect their natural beauty and ensure its longevity. Before considering any sealing product, consult a stone supplier or a sealant professional such as Dry Treat. It is important to note that the dip sealing pool pavers are now the industry standard.


What Type of Paver to Use Around Your Pool?

  1. Bluestone Pavers - As a paving material, Bluestone is extremely durable, environmentally friendly and popular. These pavers are designed to be safe and attractive to people of all ages. Twice sandpapered with # 200 grit sandpaper, our # 400 grit Bluestone has anti-slip properties that are perfect for any pool area​.

  2. Concrete Pavers - The best thing about concrete pavements is that they allow you to enjoy a sophisticated and decorative finish. Our concrete pavers are the perfect fit for any outdoor setup, as we allow you to customize the color and finish to suit your pool area.

  3. Porcelain Pavers - If you are looking for the least maintenance pavers, choose porcelain pavers. Porcelain pavers are UV resistant and have R11 slip resistance. They don't need to be sealed, and they are easier to keep clean than concrete or natural stone.

  4. Travertine Pavers - Travertine brings a sense of elegance and sophistication to any outdoor space. Because they are cooler under the foot than concrete, bluestone or granite, travertin has become a very popular choice, favored by its stylish design and timeless finish. These pavers are ideal for any outdoor feature of a wall or floor space, providing an easy-to-weave, non-slip surface.

Are You Considering Pavers for Your Pool Deck? 


At DPG Pavers and Design, we’ve been providing our customers with specialized Landscape and Hardscape Design and Build services for over 30 years. DPG.Design, headquartered in San Ramon, California is the best curb-appeal and outdoor living space designer and installers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Appearing on HGTV’s Curb Appeal and featured on Discovery Channel’s program Renovation Nation, our team of skilled designers and landscape engineers provide top-quality service and professionalism our customers love.  DPG Pavers and Design offers 2-D and 3-D conceptual home and landscape design plans that allow you to visualize your dream space and make that dream-concept a reality. 

Have a pool in need of an upgrade? Contact DPG Pavers and Design to schedule your free consultation today!

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