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What pool-deck surface material stays cool to the touch?

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Light-colored concrete is an ideal pool deck material that stays cool to the touch, as concrete reflects solar radiation. Other pool deck materials, such as bricks or dark-colored wood, absorb solar radiation, which makes these materials uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet.

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Other benefits of choosing concrete as a pool deck material include slip resistance and ease of maintenance. All pool deck material may become slippery when wet, but concrete is textured, which decreases the odds of slipping. Concrete is easy to maintain when compared to other materials, and it only needs occasional sealing and cleaning. This material is also economical when compared to pavers, flagstone or brick.

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