Libby Smoot, August 11, 2015

Pool Deck Designs Worthy Of A Plunge

As the dog days of August come barreling down at us, there's still a lot of outdoor living left to enjoy. Chief among those hot-weather activities -  glorious time in the pool.

A rebounding pool industry reports an uptick in construction over the past few years following a hit during the recession, but these aren't your run-of-the-mill pool designs. The use of geometric shapes, glass tiles, water features, aggregate material liners, shallow shelves and lighting are some of the leading trends.

Homeowners also are paying more attention to their pool surrounds, shunning traditional concrete for other materials, including wood-composite decking such as Trex. Wood composites are not only beautiful, but their non-splintering benefit makes it a safe for kids to run around on while launching themselves into the water.

Whether you’re building a new pool or replacing an outdated one, consider Trex. Here are a few pools worthy of a plunge. Tell us, which one is your favorite?

This pool features Trex decking surround in Transcend Vintage Lantern with a Tree House border.

This Austin backyard features Trex Transcend® decking in Vintage Lantern with a Tree House border. Curves give the pool steps a special touch.

Trex Transcend decking in Gravel Path surrounds this smart home pool in Florida.

The builder of this Florida smart home chose the sophisticated look of Transcend decking in Gravel Path.  Transcend doesn't rot, stain or fade, reducing annual maintenance requirements.

Trex Transcend decking and fascia in Rope Swing and Tiki Torch make the perfect poolside partner.

Transcend decking in Rope Swing and Tiki Torch, chosen for this Canadian deck, make the perfect poolside partner with their clean, cool hues. Fountains, such as these, are a popular trend in today's pool designs.


Including cocktail railing on this Trex deck in Pennsylvania amps up the entertainment value of this great outdoor space. Matching the Transcend Fire Pit decking (accented in Gravel Path), the cocktail rail gives party-goers a spot to sit down their drinks and plates before descending those stairs to cool off.

Trex Enhance decking in Beach Dune and Saddle

Transform any space into a coastal getaway - even one in the mountains of California - with the warm laid-back browns of Trex Enhance® Beach Dune and Saddle.

Trex Transcend decking in Spiced Rum and railing in Vintage Lantern

This Trex deck in Transcend Spiced Rum with Vintage Lantern railing gives watch over the pool surrounded by white marble below. Trex lighting and outdoor furniture complete the relaxing New Hampshire backyard.

Trex Transcend decking in Gravel Path and Vintage Lantern.

Our premium Transcend decking boards in Gravel Path with a Vintage Lantern border bring this St. John island dream to life.

Trex Transcend decking in Spiced Rum and Rope Swing.

The very definition of staycation, there's no need to ever leave this jaw-dropping outdoor space in Canada. Transcend decking is front and center in the rich, earthy tone of our tropical-inspired Spiced Rum and the casually elegant taupe of Rope Swing.

For more on pools, head over to our "Cool Pools" Pinterest board and repin your favorite!

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