Professional Pool Deck Design: Paver Patio Ideas and Tips

Practical and Creative Paver Patio Ideas For Your Pool Deck

Today, pool deck design is a creative art. Not long ago, the typical pool deck was made from poured concrete or timber, and they all pretty much looked the same. Today, thanks to a variety of materials and creative design techniques, your pool deck can match your existing outdoor hardscaping, draw inspiration from the color palette or architectural details of your home and be a reflection of your style.

Patio pavers are an excellent choice for your pool deck. They're aesthetically beautiful, durable, and long-lasting while requiring little maintenance. They're also resistant to stains, spills, and chemicals making them the perfect pool decking material.

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Adding a paver deck to your pool can not only create a visually stunning look but can add value to your home when it's time to sell. The wide variety of styles, textures, patterns, sizes, and shapes of pavers available means that you can create a custom look to fit your style.

Here are some creative paver patio ideas based on today's most popular pool and patio design trends.

Planning Your Pool Deck

Before you begin, take some time to think about how you'll use the space. Will you be entertaining family and friends poolside? Will you be adding to an existing outdoor living area, or will the pool deck be a separate space? Consider:

• Size
Consider the size, placement and amount of furniture you'd like to incorporate into your design.

• Elevation
If you'd like to add multilevel areas, plan the placement of any steps or additional features, like a fire pit, water features, or a retaining wall as a part of the design

• Drainage
Drainage is an essential feature of any hardscaping project. Grade the area to drain away from the pool and your home. If your pool is in an area that is difficult to grade, install a drainage system to move excess rainwater to an appropriate location.

The best solution is to work with a professional hardscaping company. They can help you to visualize your project, guide you through the design process, and help you choose the perfect pavers to meet your needs.

Paver Patio Ideas For Creating The Perfect Pool Deck!

Once you've decided on the size, elevation, and drainage, it's time to consider your creative design. Here are some fun paver patio ideas you can incorporate into your design.

Choosing the Right Pavers

Your contractor can help you make the right paver choice. Choose a safe, non-slip, textured paver. Lighter colors stay cooler and are an excellent choice in hot climates. Look for a paver with non-abrasive edges for pool coping. To increase safety, incorporate inset borders into your design to help define the edge of the pool. 

Eco-Friendly Design

Today, one of the fastest growing trends in outdoor living is eco-friendly design. When it comes to your pool area, using a geothermal or solar heating system along with permeable concrete pavers can increase the eco-friendliness of your pool deck. 

Permeable pavers allow rainwater to filter through the joints into the aggregate base, rather than running off into ditches or storm drains. A permeable paver system can be designed that can harvest and recycle rainwater. Reducing your reliance on groundwater supplies for your landscaping needs.

Add Seating To Your Design

If you're planning on using your pool deck for entertaining, incorporate built-in seating into your design. Built-in seating can add a lot of extra comfort, while not taking up valuable patio space.

Create Levels With Retaining Walls

Retaining walls perform an essential function in landscape design by helping to control erosion, converting sloped terrain into usable space, and in terms of pool design, creating multi-level spaces for seating, gardens, dining areas, fire pits, water features and more!

Decorative Edging For Your Pool Deck

In the not too distant past, your only choice for pool edging was brick or bullnose coping. While both of these choices are still popular, new creative designs and alternative materials are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners.

Create a Natural Oasis

Many homeowners choose to create a pool deck that mimics a natural setting. This is often achieved by using natural stone. Today, concrete pavers are available that have the look and feel of natural stone, but offer benefits like lower material and installation costs and safe, non-slip surfaces.

Deck Maintenance

No one wants to spend valuable time and energy on extensive pool maintenance. If you're looking for a low-maintenance material, interlocking concrete pavers are the perfect choice. They're designed to prevent fading and staining, can stand up to even the harshest weather conditions, and can take the wear and tear of heavy traffic.

Professional Installation Is The Key


Professional paver installation will ensure a long, trouble-free life for your pool deck. A professional hardscape contractor understands the soil conditions for your location and can properly prepare the site for installation. This includes excavating the site, creating a compacted aggregate sub-base, a sand base and installing your pavers. Selecting the right specialist is an important element of your project. Make sure that anyone you choose understands your creative vision and will work with you to create the perfect design, choose the right paver material and deliver you a pool deck that will exceed your expectations!

If you're planning on creating a pool surround for your Sonoma County home, give the experts at Bayside Pavers a call at 1-866-287-2837. We can help you design the perfect pool area to meet your family's unique needs. Our knowledgeable team members are ready to help you create the outdoor living space you've been dreaming about!

If you're in the San Francisco Bay area, our location in Concord, CA at 2455 Bates Ave, Ste K, services East Bay and South Bay homeowners. Our Santa Rosa, CA location at 1619 4th Street Ste 12 can help you with your North Bay hardscaping projects.