Alternatives to a Concrete Pool Edge

Gone are the days when your new residential pool was destined to be lined with large, grey concrete tiles. Residential pool companies—Aquatech included—are offering more and more options to help you customize the design of your pool and achieve a look that pairs perfectly with your home and lifestyle. Here are some of the more creative ways to line a pool when it comes time to build your very own pool in your backyard.


Specialty smooth bricks made for pool edges add a warm look to a residential pool and can become part of a cohesive landscaping design involving brick walls, brick-lined walkways, brick garden borders, and more.

Stone Tile

Similarly sized smooth stone tile also makes for a stunning pool edge and can function in many of the same ways that brick-look tile can in a backyard. Stone tile with its neutral color is perfect if the landscaping in your backyard involves a cooler color palette and will bring a natural aesthetic to the look of your pool.

Marble Look Tile

Consider designing your pool to feature a marble tile along the edge. Marble tile has the unique quality of recalling an Italian influence, reminiscent of some of the first baths built in Roman times.

Stained Concrete

Stained concrete is growing in popularity due to its affordability and tremendous versatility. Stained concrete can be given a dark amber hue, or even a colored hue to suit any color palette you desire—and it can be customized to have a variety of textures. This is definitely different than your standard concrete tiles!

Smooth Wooden Planks

For a more modern look, you can go for a pool surrounded by a wooden deck. Smooth, stained wooden planks can be treated to withstand the high amounts of water and will give your residential pool a resort-like feel. Wooden planks are another pool deck material that can be incorporated in other aspects of your landscaping.

Dreaming of building a custom residential pool in your backyard? We at Aquatech are experienced custom pool builders and can bring years of design ideas and inspiration to your project. Give us a call today to discuss what particular pool and pool edge design options are open to you and to start planning out the custom pool of your dreams.

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