Your pool deck is an important part of the entire backyard. It not just adds more functionality, but also more style and personality to your pool. There are varieties of materials available to create beautiful pool decks, but there is nothing better than natural pool decking. Here are some popular natural pool decks to figure out which one will fit your pool’s architecture and personality.

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Flagstone is a common pool deck material available in rich textures and earthy-tones. Its non-slippery surface holds resistance to heat and moisture and can withstand regular use. The extremely dense structure of flagstone requires low maintenance and can serve you for many years. Easy installation and a variety of availability make it an excellent material for all kinds of pool designs.


Long-lasting and Great-looking are two words the industry uses to describe travertine. This material is highly porous in nature and has the tendency to remain cool even in the bright sun. Travertine absorbs water quickly so not only is it slip-free, it can withstand all weather conditions, including thaw or freeze. Gold, brown, light brown and ivory are some colors preferred by pool builders and homeowners. It comes in three finishes:

  • Honed – Matte and Smooth
  • Tumbled – Porous and Textured
  • Polished – Shiny and Smooth

No matter which variety you select, travertine gives a luxurious and rich look to a pool.

slate pool decking


Slate is another kind of natural pool decking material that has been used by pool builders for centuries. Durable and heavy, it is easy to install and can be cut in different widths and lengths. Slate renders a natural deck setting and is available in various shades of purples, rusts, blue-grays, greens, reds, and browns.


Limestone can retain its beauty for years. Despite weather changes, limestone looks good for a pool deck as well as pool coping. Earthy, durable, and warm, it can withstand extreme climatic conditions and tolerate continuous use. Pink, brown, tan, blue, gray, and more other colors of limestone are available, which can be cut in varying sizes and shapes.

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Ideal for outdoor use, pavers made of bluestone are long-lasting, water-resistant, and non-slippery. Usually, this material comes in blue-gray color and one of three finishes:

  • Natural cleft – Non-uniform texture
  • Thermal – Uniform texture
  • Honed – Smooth Appearance

For outdoor spaces with natural charm, bluestone is a perfect pool decking material.


Pool designers are really fond of granite as it is one of the toughest natural stones. Granite gives a clean, consistent look and can tolerate the test of time. It repels water, holds luster, and is dark in color. Granite is perfect for pool decks with elegant settings.

Coral Stone

Also called a keystone, this stone consists of shell fossils, coral, sand, and limestone. It holds a distinctive appearance and efficiently tolerates extreme weather conditions, pool chemicals, saltwater, and hefty foot traffic.

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