Inground pool deck prices have gone up over 30% in the last two years. Get the lastest prices and find out how much inground pool decks cost.
If you’re wondering how much an inground pool deck costs in 2021, you’re not alone. The prices for labor and materials have gone up over 30% in recent years so costs are not the same as they were just a few short years ago. Above ground pool deck prices have also gone up so both markets are seeing increased prices due to the surge in demand.
A patio space for an inground pool costs between $3 and $40 per square foot. That wide range is mostly determined by the materials used to construct the room.
Pavers are the most cost-effective alternative, with prices ranging from $3 to $7 per square foot before labor. They are prefabricated blocks that may be trimmed to size and installed in your home.
Pavers are less expensive to install than poured concrete, which costs between $6 and $15 per square foot. However, they are more difficult to personalize and will not survive as long (or keep weeds at bay) as more custom poured and stamped options that fit the exact form, size, and seamless effect you desire.
A customized variant of poured concrete, stamped or textured concrete costs between $12 and $20 per square foot, including labor. The builder will stamp the poured stuff to look like stones, bricks, or a variety of other materials while it is still wet. The more color and design options you have, the more expensive the project will be.
Without installation, precast decking costs $5 to $12 per square foot. Think of it as a cross between pavers and poured concrete. Fresh materials will be poured and cured into an existing mold by the builder. This creates a more sturdy structure than pavers, but it also limits the customization options available compared to custom-poured patios.
The cost of stone pavers, not including labor, ranges from $15 to $40 per square foot. You receive a long-lasting and exquisite look for that money. The stone’s inherent veins and unevenness give it a magnificent appearance as well as natural slide resistance. Pavers are also resistant to the weather and requires little to no upkeep.
For materials alone, a hardwood pool surround costs between $3 and $15 per square foot. This material needs to be maintained on a regular basis and can rot or peel. Composite materials are more durable and range in price from $8 to $35 per square foot.
Installed brick decks cost between $20 and $35 per square foot. They may not be the ideal choice for around a pool because they can grow moss if exposed to wetness. On warmer days, they can also be uncomfortable on your feet.
For the tile alone, outdoor ceramic or porcelain tiles cost between $3 and $35 per square foot. They are usually slip-resistant and attractive. They will, however, require substantial upkeep to minimize cracking as temperatures and soil levels change.
Rubber pool deck surfaces are also an option. A rubber pool deck can cost anything from $9 to $20 per square foot, not counting labor. They provide a more pleasant and forgiving surface than the other materials mentioned previously.
If your pool contractor has to remove old coping, expect to add $300 to $1,000 to your project budget. The cost is determined by the type of material used and the size of the room.