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Natural Stone for Pool Decking

In Pool Features by Platinum Pools

If you’re considering improving your pool decking, natural stone decking can give it a stunning new look.  Natural stone’s richness and inviting appearance can add a touch of sophistication to your outdoor areas.  You can use the stone on your pool deck or even incorporate it into pool features like a firepit or water feature.  Choosing a style and color that complements your pool area and creates the desired atmosphere is essential.

Advantages of Using Natural Stone for Pool Decking:

  • Safety:  To enhance safety around your pool, consider using non-slip materials like stone.  Numerous types of stone have naturally textured surfaces that can lower the likelihood of slips and falls.  It not only provides a stunning appearance but also prioritizes safety. You may also want to consider sandblasted versions for added grip.
  • Easy to Maintain:  Natural stone doesn’t require much maintenance.  Its hues remain relatively unchanged overtime by external elements, making it a low-maintenance choice.  Cleaning is also a walk in the park if the stone has a seal that protects it.  Moreover, should a stone become damaged, replacing it is much simpler than compared to concrete decking.

The Best Stone to Choose From


Travertine’s inherent beauty makes it perfect for outdoor areas, as its natural shade variations and rich tones add warmth and elegance.  This stone is resistant to temperature extremes and will stay cool even in the blazing sun.  Despite being affordable, travertine is incredibly durable and lasts up to 25 years.

The color options available are subject to regional differences.  Your choices include a light, milky shade that can create an illusion of spaciousness, a striking silver stone that blends gray and beige tones, or darker stones that provide a classic look for those who prefer richer, earthy hues.


Marble radiates an undying elegance, forging an exquisite and welcoming ambiance that is truly one-of-a-kind.  The unique swirls and striations, found exclusively in marble’s cool tones, amplify the innate tranquility of your outdoor haven.  Marble pavers remain a perennial favorite for their timeless grace and sturdiness.  Marble has been the top choice for artists and architects since ancient times, owing to its unparalleled beauty and durability.

Marble floors are a surefire way to increase your property’s value, as they are easy to clean and resistant to unsightly stains.   With these stones, your home’s beauty will be elevated to new heights, leaving a lasting impression on all who behold it.


Flagstone is the ultimate natural stone for all your outdoor projects.  Each paver is unique due to its natural origin, made from bluestone, quartzite, sandstone, slate, and limestone.  With a range of colors like mossy green, charcoal grey, reds, browns, blues, and sand, you can choose the one that best suits your preferences.  Additionally, flagstone comes in various finishes, including tumbled, sawn, chiseled, brushed, or antique, exclusive to flagstone and guaranteed to last a lifetime.

For those in search of visually striking and exceptional hardscaping options, flagstone pavers reign supreme.  Offering an extensive range of patterns, you can craft a bespoke aesthetic to complement any area; opt for irregular patterns to achieve a free-form ambiance, or choose classic designs such as basket weave, cobble lock, diamond run, herringbone, or Venetian parquet.


Limestone’s popularity as a building material stems from its lightweight texture and insulating properties against heat and cold.  Its composition, comprising calcium carbonate, clay, silt, and sand, offers a broad spectrum of color options.

These stones are incredibly easy to clean and can be cut and carved into various shapes and sizes, including those that match uncommon corners or intricate architectural designs.  Each slab of limestone boasts the same composition throughout, ensuring that the surface of each paver is identical to what lies beneath.  Limestone is an incredibly durable material that will wear evenly over decades, retaining the same texture and tone as on installation day.

Your home deserves the best.  Only you can decide what that is.  But we think you’ll agree that natural stone – travertine, marble, flagstone, or limestone – will help you create the right look for you.  Call Platinum Pools today or visit our website to request a free quote.