5 Family-friendly Pool Ideas

The pool area is a great place for family to gather, have fun, and get fit. No matter what type of pool you have, whether it is a concrete pool, an inflatable pool, or an above-ground plastic pool, it is important to keep it family-friendly. There are many  ideas out there that can make an Orlando home’s pool area a lot more comfortable for the whole family. Here are some:

Add Shade

Most pool decks are built outdoors. In Orlando where the sun can be unforgiving, it would be helpful to have a shaded area near the pool where anyone can lounge or take a break from the heat of the sun. It can be just a piece of fabric hanging over some furniture or a more solid type such as a gazebo or trellis.

pool deck shade

Comfortable Furniture

Pool deck has become more than just an outdoor area. It is almost an extended part of the house itself. Some have outdoor kitchens and entertainment systems. When choosing furniture, make sure they are waterproof and built for the outdoors. Also, choose something that are ultra comfortable for everyone, even kids. Try to steer away from something with sharp or pointed edges.

outdoor pool furniture fabric

Wading Pool

Some households have little children and they love to play in the water. Make them capable of doing so without exposing them to danger. If you are building your pool for the first time or remodeling an existing pool, add a small wading pool near the main pool. If not, use the inflatable version.

wading pool

Light Colors

Choose light colors. A concrete surface is friendlier underfoot if it is lightly colored. Light colors reflect heat while darker ones absorb it. This means the surface stays cooler to the touch even if it has been exposed to the sun for hours. Same goes with outdoor furniture. Choose chairs in beige, white, yellow, off white, light blue, or any light color.

light colors pool deck

Slip-resistant Pool Deck

The surface surrounding the pool needs to be slip-resistant especially because it is almost always wet. It is highly recommended to resurface it to improve traction. A concrete pool deck coating can be sprayed and then troweled for a stucco-like texture. An overlay can also be applied on an existing slab and then stamped with patterns or designs to give it a non-skid texture.

slip resistant pool deck

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