16 Pool Deck and Patio Designs

Browse pictures of pool deck ideas and get tips for hardscaping around your poolside retreat.

June 09, 2020

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Less Is More

Boxwoods anchor the base of the rear porch columns while repeated use of the 2x2 thermal bluestone pavers set with lawn joints forms a grid-like pattern. Having lawn on all sides of the pool and spa helps make the space feel more expansive. Design by Barry Block

Mix and Match

Try using more than one material for your deck and patio. The rich combination of brick, redwood and stone adds character to this pool and patio area. Photo courtesy of California Redwood Association

Patio Flair

Integrate your pool with a well-designed patio. An attached fire pit with built-in curved seating and a dining area make this pool patio area family friendly and ideal for entertaining. Photo courtesy of Belgard Hardscape

Decked Out

Create activity zones around your pool. Different levels of decks offer places to eat, lounge and relax as guests enjoy this inviting pool and spa. Photo courtesy of TREX

Poolside Pavers

Consider texture when choosing materials. Chiseled surfaces, random shapes and pavers give this hardscape the look and feel of vintage cut stone. Photo courtesy of Belgard Hardscape

Hard Rock Appeal

Random pavers, natural stone coping and artificial rock were used around this pool and spa to complement the rustic setting of this mountain retreat. The pool is also accented by a large rock waterfall. Design by Alderete Pools; photography by Andy Abrecht

Plan for Shade and Sun

Whenever possible, provide options for those who use your pool. This poolside paradise and covered patio by Marrokal Design and Remodeling allows visitors to lounge in the sun or have a drink or quick bite in the shade.

Natural Stone

For this small and cozy backyard, a freeform pool and raised spa by Alderete Pools is surrounded by natural stone blended with artificial rock formations. Three extra-large urns and a stone water feature with custom fountains adds ambiance. Photography by Andy Abrecht

Jet Set

This modified rectangle-shaped courtyard pool features travertine stone coping and stone decking. Six deck jet water features are included on the side corners of the pool. Design by Memphis Pool; photography by James Roberts

Elevated Pool Deck

An extension of HGTV Dream Home's great room and bedroom, this pool deck is elevated 10 feet above ground level and overlooks marsh scenery. The space beneath the deck allows for both a patio and a garage.

Lavish Poolscape

This amenity-packed outdoorscape and infinity edge pool in Malibu, California features endless resort-style touches like this swim-up bar.

Inspired by Travel

This lagoon-like pool was inspired by the homeowners' many trips to Bali and includes a slide, a cave, multiple waterfalls and this cozy hut for relaxing over the water. This Balinese lounging pavilion is called a "lumbung hut." It was built in Bali, disassembled and shipped to the US, then reassembled in the pool.

Modern, Private Pool

This backyard's pool and patio offer lots of options for chilling out or hanging out. A small platform is submerged a few inches for ultimate lounging. At one end of the pool is an outdoor dining area and kitchen. The terraced landscaping provides greenery, giving the backyard space a lush look and a feeling of comforting enclosure and privacy.

Take Shelter

This elegant Atlanta pool house offers a shady respite from the hot Southern sun. Th pool house features a bathroom, a storage closet and a wet bar. Turf leading up to the pool offers a nice, soft break from the usual hot concrete surround and artificial turf is more economical and environmentally practical in the long run. The homeowner has three dogs and sp purchased a special variety of turf that works well with pets.

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Dumpster Diving

This lap pool and aquatic exercise area is actually a converted dumpster. The backyard pool is approximately five feet deep and can easily be moved to a new location thanks to the hidden transport hookup and a removable modular framework.

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Naturalistic Look

The pool and cabana at this Atlanta home blend seamlessly with the landscape. A low stacked stone wall and soft plantings of mondo grass and hedge integrate the pool with the backyard.

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