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Creating a great pool deck is almost as important as the pool itself since it provides the environment for your family to enjoy everything that an outdoor pool has to offer. And when it comes to the pool deck materials, composites are the choice of an increasing number of consumers.

When you opt for a composite pool deck over a wood deck, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits. This includes less maintenance, protective capping to lock out moisture, a “softer” surface than concrete or pavers and, with some of the new advanced materials, increased heat resistance so human and pet feet don’t burn. In short? With a composite pool deck you’ll spend more of your time enjoying your pool, rather than worrying about or maintaining your deck.

Pool Deck designs by Zenna Decks - South Jersey's Finest
This beautiful South Jersey pool deck was designed and built by Zenna Decks

What Are Good Composite Materials for a Pool Deck?


Trex, one of the leading names in decking boards, makes materials that are ideal for a pool deck.

Compared to the performance of ordinary wood pool decks that require sanding, staining and watersealing every year, Trex pool-ready decking boards, railings and more are a great choice. And when it comes to that harsh summer sun, Trex® fade-resistant swimming pool decks and high-performance patio furniture can take the heat. Whether you’re interested in building an above-ground pool deck or your very own backyard Jersey Shore boardwalk, Trex will help you forget about splinters, rot and warping and allow you to relax in comfortable, long-lasting beauty.

Anyone who has considered building a new deck knows that the material it’s made out of matters. And most people considering a deck already know that Trex is famous for making deck material that is durable, eco-friendly, weather resistant, strong and, most importantly, beautiful.

Another way to enjoy your pool is to relax in the outstanding comfort and unmatched style of Trex® Outdoor Furniture™. Creating an outdoor living, dining and entertaining space with Trex Outdoor Furniture gives you the freedom to escape all things structured. Break away from routines and take those ordinary, everyday activities outside. Suddenly, you and your family will find yourselves enjoying the unrestricted boundaries of a whole new comfort zone.

Trex Outdoor Furniture adds more than just comfort and beauty to your Trex® deck. This eco-friendly furniture is constructed of solid POLYWOOD® recycled lumber. That means you can count on it to last through the years with very little maintenance required to keep it looking like new.

Below are some of the new Trex furniture lines that will complement your pool.


Another great choice for your new pool deck is TimberTech. TimberTech has innovated beyond standard composite and PVC to deliver decking that combines the impressive durability of engineered material with the realistic look of wood.

For people who value a wood look for their decks, TimberTech can be the perfect solution. They have several different lines including their PRO Legacy and AZEK Vintage collections. These offer beautiful finishes, patterns aesthetics and colors to suite any style.

TimberTech’s color range is wide and features tones that range from dark to light. Using off-white or lighter colored deck boards is a great way to beat the heat during sunnier months. The reflective nature of light colors means your composite pool deck will stay cooler in direct sunlight while creating a pristine aesthetic for your backyard.

The TimberTech decking portfolio is designed with subtle nuances in the grain pattern and color blending to give each board the nature-inspired look of traditional wood. Their light-colored decking options have vibrant, multi-faceted color blending for a realistic variation – meaning no two boards look exactly alike. Enjoy a bright deck color and a cooler touch when you choose from their light-colored decking.

For customers who are building a pool deck, we often recommend TimberTech’s AZEK collection. For a composite pool deck, you want a material that resists moisture invasion, provides traction while wet, and stays cooler in the sun. TimberTech’s AZEK capped polymer decking is perfect for this.


MoistureShield is another pool deck material offered by Zenna Decks. Your outdoor oasis deserves durable pool decking that stands up to the elements and MoistureShield wood composite decking is an excellent choice since it is protected with the strength of their Solid Core technology. That makes MoistureShield a decking product that can have direct contact with water without causing any structural failures. Paired with MoistureShield’s other innovations that help maintain beauty, reduce slipping, and increase comfort, MoistureShield composite decking is an excellent choice for your pool patio or poolside deck project.

Other Reasons That MoistureShield Might Be The Right Choice For Your Pool Deck

CoolDeck® Technology

MoistureShield created their CoolDeck® technology to help reduce heat by up to 35%* so your pool deck can stay much cooler under the hot summer sun. CoolDeck is available in their Vision® and Meridian™ capped wood composite lines.

Slip-Resistant Surfaces

All of MoistureShield’s composite decking products exceed the OHSA requirements for slip resistance for wet decking surfaces, making them one of the best materials for pool patios and decks.

There is a lot to consider when planning your new pool deck and the experts at Zenna Decks are here to help.

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