Does the concrete pool deck surrounding your swimming pool strike you as boring? Are cracks and stains starting to make it seem a little shabby? If the idea of giving your pool deck a stylish new look appeals to you, it may be time to consider upgrading your pool deck with patio pavers.
Patio Paver Options
When it comes to working with patio pavers, you have countless options. Pavers are available in numerous colors, shapes and sizes. You can even choose different materials to get the look that suits your budget and taste perfectly. Are you a fan of the classic style offered by brick pavers? Do you prefer the natural beauty of flagstone pavers? Will the affordable price and sheer variety of looks offered by concrete pavers make these your top pick for pool deck pavers?
With pavers, your design options don’t stop once you’ve selected the type of paver you want to use. You can also play with the layout of the pavers. Whether you want to mix colors and shapes to create striking patterns that immediately draw attention to your pool area, create a traditional look with a classic pattern, or generate a soothing atmosphere with calming colors that blend beautifully to delight the eye, you can do it with pavers. With so many paver patio designs to consider, it’s a cinch to give your pool area a custom look.
Benefits of Patio Pavers
Pavers are a wonderful choice if you want to improve the appearance of your pool deck, but they are more than just pretty. They’re also incredibly practical.
- For starters, patio pavers are naturally non-slip, so surrounding your pool with pavers can reduce the risk of slips and falls. Who doesn’t want to make their pool area a safer space?
- We mentioned above patio pavers come in a variety of colors and shapes.
- They’re also very easy to keep looking their best. A quick sweeping and the occasional rinsing is generally all that pavers require in the way of routine maintenance.
- If something does happen that causes damage to one or more of your pool deck pavers, it’s not a major catastrophe. In fact, the fix is easy and relatively inexpensive. You don’t have to redo the whole pool deck; you can simply repair or replace the damaged pavers.
The ease of maintaining your patio pavers means you can spend less time pampering your pool deck and more time swimming in the crisp, clear waters of your pool.
While concrete pads are prone to cracking, pavers are smaller and very durable. When properly installed, quality pavers will provide years of practical beauty.
The pool deck helps to set the tone for the pool area. If pool deck isn’t creating the impression that you want, it’s time for an upgrade. Make a splash by upgrading it with patio pavers.
Dulando Screen & Awning is ready to help you transform your pool deck. A family-owned and operated outdoor living company, we’ve been helping people in the Orlando area improve their backyard spaces since 1968. Contact us today at 407-862-6060 to learn more about our services and schedule a free in-home design consultation.
Are you wondering how to clean brick pavers? Hardscaping with pavers brings structure and utility to your outdoor spaces, creating a framework for your landscaping and providing delightful features like pool decks, patios and walkways. While an accumulation of debris and grime can leave your natural stone, concrete or brick pavers looking less than their best, it’s easy to refresh them with a quick cleaning. Just follow these five simple steps to clean brick pavers.
1. Gather your equipment.
Any task is easier to accomplish if you have the necessary tools at your fingertips. Before you begin cleaning concrete pavers, natural stone pavers or brick pavers, you’ll want to gather a few items.
- a broom
- a scrub brush or pressure washer – see #5
- a garden hose
- preferred weed killer
- a cleanser that is safe for your pavers, pets and environment
2. Make a clean sweep.
The first step is obvious to clean brick pavers. Take a broom and briskly sweep your patio pavers to remove loose debris like leaves, twigs and dirt. If your patio pavers have sand joints between them, try not to dislodge too much of this sand, but do your best to clear away whatever doesn’t belong.
3. Inspect your pavers
Spend a few minutes visually inspecting your pavers. Note any weeds that have invaded and check for stains on the stone. Pay extra attention to any places where it looks like a paver might be damaged. You’ll want to work with extra care here. If the damage is truly severe, you may want to consider having the ruined pavers replaced.
4. Deal with any weeds.
Weeds are stubborn opportunists. Given half a chance, they’ll sprout in the joints between pavers. When cleaning brick pavers, concrete pavers or natural stone pavers, deal with weeds that you come across the same way that you would deal with any that you found in your flowerbed or garden. If you pull the weed by hand, get as much of the root as possible. For a more hands-off option, you can spray it with weed killer or douse it with vinegar or boiling water.
5. Wash away persistent grime.
Did sweeping your pavers clear away the worst of the mess? You may be able to just rinse them off with the garden hose. If grime is still clinging to your pavers, it’s time to break out the scrub brush and a cleaner that is safe for the stone. Mix the cleaner with water as directed, splash it on the stone, and then use the scrub brush and a little elbow grease to clean the pavers. Work in small areas and try erasing stubborn stains by putting the cleanser on a rag and scrubbing them by hand. Once you’ve finished scrubbing the pavers, use the garden hose to rinse away any soapy residue from the cleanser and reveal your fresh, clean pavers.
If there are still stains, it’s time for the pressure washer, but be extremely careful if you go this route. Many pressure washers are powerful enough to damage the surface of pavers and the sand joints between them. So if you have to use a pressure washer, angle the wand at a 45-degree angle. Don’t point the wand directly into the sand joints.
Do you have questions about patio pavers or other backyard features? Turn to Dulando Screen & Awning as we provide award-winning design and installation services for over 50 years. We make your satisfaction our priority. Call 407-862-6060 today to schedule a free consultation.
Pool deck pavers are a terrific way to add eye catching design and extra usable square footage to your backyard. A pool deck is also a terrific place to spend fun and relaxing times with family and friends. Adding concrete pool deck pavers provides a durable, yet comfortable, surface for walking, playing and lounging next to the swimming pool.
In addition to pure enjoyment in look and feel, quality paver installation also adds real value to your home.
The three main materials we use to make patios and decks:
- Pool Deck Pavers
- Natural Stone
We use these materials for patio or pool deck paving because they stay strong over time and under constant foot traffic, in harsh weather conditions, as well as the long-term effects of chlorinated or salt water splashing from the pool. Here’s another article if you are debating the pool deck pavers over concrete.
Benefits of Pool Deck Pavers
There’s no substitute for the quality and safety pool deck pavers offer your pool deck and outdoor living areas. Structurally solid, pool deck pavers offer high resistance to wear and tear and feature a durable non-slip surface. Safety is always a top priority near pool areas and on patios where children and pets play. The slip resistant surface of pool deck pavers keeps everyone safe on wet surfaces.
Additional benefits of pool deck pavers:
- Long Wearing Durability with little maintenance
- Affordability and Ease of Installation
- Non-slip Surface
- Variety of Colors and Textures – so many designs, so little time.
These are just a few of the benefits you may expect by choosing pool deck pavers for use around your pool and outdoor living areas. Not to mention, they are easy to care for and create a comfortable atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy your outdoor living space.
Benefits of Natural Stone for your pool deck and backyard
Do you really want to be the envy of your neighborhood and friends? Nothing is more elegant than natural stone. You will instantly increase the value of your home. Natural stone can be added on top of concrete and will last for years to come. If a natural stone paver cracks, then you only need to replace that one stone. Because the color palettes of these stones are so varied, chances are it will be easier to match a single stone in the future.
Florida means year-round entertaining and outdoor activities. By adding more comfort, space and style to your outdoor living areas, you’ll be ready to invite family and friends over for a backyard barbecue, holiday get together or pool party. Your newly transformed patio and/or pool deck, made beautiful with natural stones, will certainly be the talk of the party!
Natural stone pavers are ideal for:
- Pool Deck
- Walkways and Patio Steps
- Pool Deck Resurfacing
Free In-Home Consultation – No Obligation, or Commitment
What are you waiting for? If you are ready to begin your backyard transformation, please contact us today for a free in-home consultation. We will provide you with a variety of plans and ideas to create your perfect outdoor living environment. Dulando Screen & Awning will work with you on a design to best suit your patio and/or pool deck needs and stay within your budget. See why others Choose Dulando for their backyard projects.
Since 1968, our goal is to make your dream of a backyard oasis into reality by turning your space into a paradise for you and your family. We take pride in the quality of our workmanship, the durability of our paver materials and a streamlined approach to complete every project on time and within budget.
The DuLando Screen & Awning team of professionals will help you transform your backyard and pool area with beautiful and durable pool deck pavers. Whether you are looking to build a complete pool deck or a defined patio space with pavers, we can help you transform your space into beautiful dreamscapes, perfect for outdoor living and entertaining.
Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation or with any questions you may have regarding pool deck or patio paving projects. Please call (407) 862-6060 to speak with one of our friendly and experienced staff.