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Composite Decking for Swimming Pool Surroundings


Capped composite decking is perfect for use around your pool.


Are you putting in a new swimming pool so that you can get some relief from the forthcoming hot weather?

Do you have an existing pool and are looking for the perfect way to spice up your outdoor living space?

If so, you might be thinking about installing some pool decking in your backyard.

There are many materials that you can use, but if you’re looking for the best option, you should only consider premium capped composite decking.

Here are 5 reasons why a composite pool deck is the best choice:

1) Capped composite decking is resistant to sun and water

As you might already know, timber pool decks will gradually become rotten from prolonged exposure to the harsh UV rays and water.

There are steps that you can take to “finish” a wood deck to make it more durable, but you still have to worry about it being affected by the elements.

This can cause the timber to warp, rot and twist and become a hazard for your family and friends when enjoying your pool decking. We’ve seen many an injury caused by splintered boards – it’s just not worth it.

Capped composite decking, on the other hand, isn’t bothered by full sun or moisture absorption, making it an ideal choice to be used around the pool.

Pool installers love modern composite decking materials because they last. There are no exposed nails, they are slip resistant, and look like real wood.

2) Salt and pool chemicals have no effect on capped composites

Timber decking surrounding pools suffer enough with the exposure to moisture but add to that the caustic effects from pool salts and chemicals and it’s a recipe for a lot of back breaking maintenance.

Even if you do manage to protect timber from the constant exposure to sun and pool water, the salts and chemicals will quickly aid in stripping away any sealer that has been applied, exposing the bare timber to the elements.

3) A capped composite deck does not leach colour like timber when exposed to moisture

All timber contains tannins and unless that timber has been properly kiln dried and allowed to season correctly, tannins will leach out and probably end up in your nice clean pool. Kiln drying and correct seasoning also adds a lot of cost.

Capped composite decking is colourfast and available in many wood grains. It’s ideal for installation around your inground or above ground swimming pool.

4) A composite pool deck is more resistant to fire

You might like using tiki torches or candles to set the party mood in your pool area, but you might worry about the safety of doing so. Capped composite decking is considered safer around fire and can be a safe choice. NexGEN Premium capped composite decking is rated to a BAL19 making it a great option.

Another benefit is the ease of cleaning should candle wax spill onto the surface. Just a stiff brush and some soapy water is all that’s needed to will keep it looking great for years to come.

For more information on why composite decking is so low maintenance, see Maintenance Free Decking is More Than Just a Dream.

5) Composite decking materials are eco-friendly

You might strive to be a responsible pool owner by being environmentally conscious and using pool blankets to save on water usage.

Capped composite decking is a great eco-friendly choice as they are often made from recycled materials.

NexGEN Decking can also go toward LEED points you are trying to achieve to make your house a greener more eco-friendly place to live.

As you can see, capped composite decking is the perfect choice for your pool deck.

NexGEN premium composite pool decking

NexGEN supplies high-end composite decking products Australia wide.

If you are interested in installing composite decking around your pool, contact us today.

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