August 22, 2018


When the hot summer days give way to fall, this is the perfect time to remodel your pool. Indeed, you will save time, money, and your pool will be ready for next spring.

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  • Change your look according to trends
  • Add new features
  • Need repair

It’s decided, you will install a beautiful wooden composite beach around your pool. But one question teases you: how to properly and aesthetically surround the edges of your pool? Several options are available to you, a little overview…

  1: Lay Composite Blades Directly on the Edge

A very aesthetic solution that has the advantage of not requiring curbs, often expensive. Your composite wood blades are easily machined and therefore offer this possibility, why not use it?

Be careful though, laying the boards to the end of the remodel your pool in Dallas may be more or less complex depending on the shape of your pool. Indeed, rounded contours will require minutia in the cuts of your blades!

How to do?

If needed (for example, if your pool shell is PVC), reinforce the edges of your pool with joists, as shown below. You can then fix the blades on it, piercing the plastic edge.

In all cases, the ends of your boards should be supported (like the rest of your composite pool deck) by joists and should not have any overhang over 35mm

Strengthen the contours of your pool with wooden joists. You can then fix your composite slides directly on it.

For clean and aesthetic contours, use an angle / finishing profile:

>> Flexible angles, ideal for rounded pool edges

Used to define pool edges, flexible PVC angles have several advantages:

  • They bendto fit perfectly the contours of the pool
  • Clear colors, they do not capture (or little) heat
  • Flexible, they dampen more blowsthan stone, metal or concrete, and are suitable if you have children
  • If you have multiple angles (as pictured below), you can easily cut the endsof your angles at 45 ° for very clean angles.
  • They hide the possible errors of cutting the ends of your blades and their dilation

Among their many advantages, flexible PVC angles perfectly surround rounded pools and cut at 45 ° for clean angles.

Aluminum angles, design and masking

More graphics, they…

  • Highlight the modern and chic style of your poolside
  • Hide the edge of the bladesand the differences in height
  • Hide any errors in cutting the ends of your blades and their expansion

The aluminum angles finish the beach pool with elegance.

 2: To define the leveled borders

This technique is necessary if the height of your joists + blades reaches the same level as your existing edge. Particularly meticulous because the slightest error of cutting becomes visible, it requires the expertise of a professional but offers a particularly harmonious and aesthetic.

How to do?

Realize your armoring by perfectly defining the contours of your pool with its copings, to guarantee your blade ends the least possible overhang. Then install your blades by cutting them very carefully so as to follow perfectly the outline of the edges of the pool (in particular for the rounding’s) taking care to respect the spaces of dilation necessary (never stick the blades directly against the coping or any other flange)

The blade + joist height must reach the same level as the coping for aesthetic rendering.

Be sure to respect the peripheral expansion spaces for your composite wood blades.

Generally, the blades are laid perpendicular to the pool. Notify according to the shape of your pool area, and the number of cuts to make.

Here, the deck boards in composite wood were laid perpendicular to the pool, to break the length of the beach.

3: Lay the boards under the coping

As aesthetic as practical for those who are afraid of small differences in cutting, the installation of your composite blades under the edges highlights your pool.

How to do?

Place your coping as recommended by the manufacturer, making sure to leave enough vacuum underneath to slide your blades. Then install your composite boards by sliding their end under the coping.
If the contours of your pool allow you, you can also install your pool of wood composite first, and then set the borders on the edge of your pool, leaving a few inches on the blades.

The borders hide the small imperfections or cutting gaps of your deck boards, and highlight your pool.

Conclusions – points of vigilance

These 3 techniques are general tracks to guide you in laying your pool beach. Nevertheless, keep in mind that each site is unique, with its own constraints (technical, budgetary, aesthetic). It is up to the project manager (yourself or the professional you are calling on) to judge the best solution for his job.

In any case, we strongly recommend that you adhere to the manufacturer’s installation recommendations and in particular:

  • The lamb age (freestanding or concrete slab)
  • The centers of expansion of the blades (composite wood is a material that dilates)
  • The double boom (for blade joints)
  • Maintenance (cleaning and periodic maintenance).