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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Using Pavers For Your Pool Deck?

Pool deck pavers have become popular over the last decade. There is no denying that the pool deck pavers add beauty and elegance to the pool project. They also create a welcoming environment for people.


There are a few pros and cons of these pool deck pavers. These key attributes are the only reason why so many people have chosen to use pavers in poolside landscaping. As discussed below:



  1. Beauty and elegance: the pavers give the pools, patios, driveways and pathways an elegant and beautiful look. They never fail to astound you with the elegance they possess. They can also create a beautiful outdoor party area.

  2. Safety: The safety of the pool deck pavers is one of the key features. This feature is very important especially for children as they run around and play games in wet and slippery areas.

  3. Affordability: Pool deck pavers are affordable because they are cost effective. As natural stones are available on the market at an appropriate cost. Particularly if a mortar-less method of installation is used.

  4. Strength: The strength of the pavers is also an important factor, as the pavers should be strong enough to withstand the effects of water splashing, weather conditions and salt water, as well as foot traffic.

  5. Durability: It is important that the pavers around the pool are durable. Choose the right type of pool deck pavers if you have a saltwater pool.

  6. Easy installation: it is easy to install pool deck pavers unless one uses mortar to hold them in place. In this case, it can easily be done by oneself, rather than asking for a job to do it.

  7. Slip-resistant surface: the pool deck pavers are slip-resistant. It's a key feature for pool deck areas, because it's safe for people.

  8. Easily repairable: the pool deck pavers are easy to repair by simply removing the single damaged piece or piece and replacing it. Pavers are very cost-effective when it comes to repair and maintenance.

  9. Wide variety: There is a wide variety of designs available on the market for pool deck pavers. Their design and pattern possibilities are endless. The pool deck pavers are available in a wide variety of colours , textures, shapes and sizes.



  1. Time: The installation of the pool deck pavers is a very labour-intensive task. So, in general, it adds up to the length of time needed to complete the project.

  2. Cleaning: Regular cleaning of the pool deck pavers is required. As it is a water area, moss and algae may need to be cleared to prevent the stones from becoming slippery.

  3. Drainage: additional drainage of the pool deck pavers is required. Because the natural materials are not porous enough to absorb all the water.


There are a lot of pros and cons for each product. Every homeowner must be given the options and seriously consider every factor in the pool area before making a final decision. Building a pool is typically a once-in-a-lifetime experience; you want to make sure that you make informed decisions without preconceptions. Knowledge translates into a pool that will stand the test of time.


Take a moment and think of the most beautiful pools you've ever seen; what did you notice? Was that the fiberglass, the type of vinyl liner, the color of the plaster? No, it wasn't, it was the landscaping, the pool deck and the overall design of the entire project. Keep this in mind when selecting a pool contractor and products used in and around the pool project.

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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