Thinking of building a pool in your backyard? Today, there are so many different options to choose from than ever before, now that composite decking materials have advanced in strength, stability and appearance.

Homeowners, Builders and Architects no longer have to choose between costly materials such as concrete and sandstone or high-maintenance materials such as traditional wood or timber decks that require staining, oiling, sealing and painting. For many of the same reasons, pool installers are now also recommending their clients consider using composite decking materials to enhance their pool surroundings.

Here, are a few reasons why our composite decking materials provide a fantastic combination of value and performance for homeowners and builders who are considering adding a pool to an outdoor living space.

It’s Safer.

Typically, materials such as sandstone, concrete or timber decking surfaces source a number of hazards that may contribute to the risk of injury, illness or death. These hazards include slipperiness, cuts and splinters from weathered, round and unstable surfaces. Unlike traditional materials, composite decking offers a smooth, clean surface whilst also requiring little to no maintenance. Due to our manufacturing process, our composite decking boards also include the addition of UV resistant additives that reduce the damage of prolonged exposure to the sun. Ultimately this means our composite decking boards provide a splinter-free, smooth surface all year round.

The Real Wood Look – Only Better.

Another reason why pool installers recommend their clients consider using composite decking materials for their pool surroundings is that composite decking is designed to mimic the same wood grain and colour characteristics of natural hardwoods. Our Brite™ composite decking boards are near superior in appearance to Pine, Merbau and Mahogany – minus the hassles. Our composite decking boards combine to produce a high-quality finish that outperforms traditional treated hardwood, whilst providing excellent traction, even when wet.

Low heat absorption rate.

Naturally, darker coloured surfaces and other certain types of materials absorb and retain heat much longer than others.  Our Brite™ NextGen Titanium Range is made from Acrylonitrile Steyrene Acrylate Copolymer (ASA), making it 100% UV resistant. This is the very same material that auto manufacturers (worldwide) use for their car dashboard, so it’s designed to be in the harshest of sun temperatures whilst still retaining its colour and shape. Comparably, our additional Brite™ composite decking products are made with polypropylene, which also maintains surface temperatures and is cooler underfoot than any other composite decking materials.

Can be built low to the ground – moisture-resistant.

Due to our composite decking boards built-in moisture-resistant abilities, contractors have no problem building decks that are low to the ground where it may come into contact with moisture such as pools, spas or jetties. This provides a safer, fast-drying surface and means you don’t have to worry about rainwater or pool splashes seeping in and causing mildew, rot or other weather-related issues. This also greatly reduces damage caused by contraction and expansion due to temperature variation and moisture absorption.

Concealed Fastening Systems – No pre-drilling, nailing or punching.

Our advanced concealed fastening systems is another reason why you should choose Britedeck for all your decking needs. There’s no pre-drilling, nailing or punching, and our concealed fastening systems screws directly into typical joist layouts and spacings, timber and metal sub-frames. This not only makes Brite™ composite decking boards aesthetically pleasing but also reduces the risk of injury caused by exposed nails, screws or splinters.

There are so many different kinds of choices when it comes to building pool surroundings, though there are lots of different reasons why composite decking is the right material for you. Not only are Brite™ composite decking materials stronger and easier to maintain, but they are also safer because they won’t splinter, warp, crack or rot. Whatever the size of your project and whatever the look you are after, Britedeck is the perfect choice for your decking needs. Contact us now on 1300 481 664.