Are you considering putting a spa in your deck? Perhaps one would be nice in your patio? When you are planning out the details of your dream outdoor spa, the first thing you will want to consider is the material you will be using for your spa. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your decking.
1. Safety First
Your priority will likely be safety. For one thing, you would want to avoid decking material that splinters, as nothing ruins the mood like getting a sliver in your foot and having to dig it out.
On a more serious note, you will want a decking material that is slip-resistant. For instance, Dry Deck Aluminium is a textured material that will keep feet steady. Since it won’t drip through the slats, the ground around the outdoor spa will be less muddy, reducing the risk of falling around the spa.
Coated aluminum decking won’t burn your feet either, as it keeps cooler than other types of materials. It disperses heat rapidly, protecting bare feet from the summer heat.
You will want your spa decking to last as long as your house. That means picking a material that won’t warp or delaminate, no matter how much water gets dumped on it. Capped composite decking and aluminium decking resists water damage and can take the heavy traffic your spa is bound to attract. NexGEN Composite Decking offers a 25 year Stain, Fade and Performance Warranty.
An Outdoor spa is definitely a luxury item, but that does not mean that you want to spend all your spare time tending to it. Both powder-coated aluminium and capped composite decking are extremely low maintenance. Aluminium needs the occasional application of soap and water, and composite decking needs to be mopped once in a while. Other than that, the decking around your spa can be ignored while your family enjoys the spa.
If you are thinking of building an outdoor spa, contact us with any questions you have regarding decking materials. We’ll happily help you pick the right stuff.