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10 Wood Deck Swimming Pools You Want to Experience This Summer

07.22.2021

Wood swimming pool deck and pool surround for the perfect backyard retreat

Swimming pool wood deck design ideas

Wood swimming pool deck and pool surround for the perfect backyard retreat

There is nothing better than a swimming pool with wood decking. It’s perfect to cool down on a hot summer day and the ideal place to relax and forget the stress of a busy week. As we swim through the cool water, it’s like we are on vacation and all our worries feel far away. Ideally, sitting on the wooden pool surround while dangling our feet in the water.

Here are some of the best swimming pools with wood decking to get you dreaming this summer. And if you are looking to build your own swimming pool, let’s get inspired by some of the swimming pool deck design ideas…

The advantages of wood swimming pool decks made from Accoya

Swimming pool wood deck designs

The advantages of wood swimming pool decks made from Accoya

Is Accoya the best wood for swimming pool decks?

Accoya wood is the ideal material to build wood swimming pool decks and pool surrounds, due to its high performance and unrivaled sustainability.

Choose natural wood and give your swimming pool decking a special charm; only genuine wood can deliver this authentic look and pleasant feel. In our backyard, we also only want to use environmentally friendly materials that are in harmony with nature.

Thanks to its exceptional performance benefits, especially when in contact with water, Accoya is ideal for swimming pool decks. Accoya decking and pool surrounds are very durable, low maintenance and resistant to rot and decay. Accoya wood decking and swimming pool surrounds come with a 25-year warranty, even when installed with direct contact to water.

You can also feel the benefits of Accoya decking: Accoya decking is very barefoot-friendly, as it will not noticeably crack or splinter even after decades.  It also doesn’t get too hot in the sun and remains cool on your skin, perfect to spend hours lounging by the pool.

Here are 10 beautiful examples of Accoya wood swimming pool decks to be inspired by. Let’s take a plunge…

Swimming pool surrounded by wood decking

Swimming pool surrounded by wood decking

In this property in Nottwil, Switzerland, the swimming pool is surrounded by a beautiful Accoya wood deck, which achieves a very harmonic appearance. The wood swimming pool deck and pool surround was installed uncoated and therefore went through a natural weathering and graying process. The gray decking boards look beautiful in contrast with the blue water, especially in such a beautiful evening atmosphere, as in the photo.

The swimming pool deck was supplied by Herzog-Elmiger AG.

Swimming pool made out of Accoya wood

Swimming pool made out of Accoya wood

For this project, wood was not only used for the swimming pool deck but also the pool itself.

Natura specializes in swimming pools and whirlpools that are made entirely of wood. They use Accoya as the solid wood is durable and rot-proof, does not warp and comes with a warranty of 25 years even when immersed in water. Thanks to the high dimensional stability, Accoya can easily withstand high water pressure and ground movements. To ensure that the pool is watertight, Natura has developed a special membrane that is installed below the Accoya wood.

Natural pool surrounded by curvy wood decking

Natural pool surrounded by curvy wood decking

When building this natural pool, it was important to only use natural and environmentally friendly materials. Therefore, Accoya wood decking was used to build a pool surround along with various natural stones. The pool surround and wood swimming pool deck was designed in round shapes, to draw inspiration from natural shapes found in the outdoors. These tailor-made shapes were no problem for the manufacturer, as the brilliant machinability of Accoya mean it can be processed as desired. The Accoya swimming pool deck was installed without coating and will naturally weather and build a beautiful silver-gray patina over time.

This wood swimming pool deck and pool surround was installed by M. Hechenblaickner and its partners.

Photos: ©M. Hechenblaickner

Dark coated swimming pool wood deck design

Dark coated swimming pool wood deck design

In Israel, Accoya was used for the wood swimming pool deck, pool surround and an underwater platform to build this beautiful swimming pool.

Due to the high UV radiation in Israel, coated wood decking usually needs constant repainting. Due to its high dimensional stability, Accoya is resistant to deforming, splintering and cracking, which puts much less stress on the coating. Homeowners can therefore enjoy their coated decking for much longer before they need to repaint.

The Accoya warranty of 25 years includes applications that are immersed in water, which ensures that the underwater platform will last for decades.

A Blanchon oil was applied to the Accoya wood swimming pool deck boards. The underwater platform was left uncoated and will turn gray over time.

Accoya wood swimming pool deck in the Pyrenees

Accoya wood swimming pool deck in the Pyrenees

A wood swimming pool deck made of Accoya was installed in the French Pyrenees. The project was carried out by Gaius, who choose Accoya for their swimming pool wood deck designs, as they only work with materials that are highly sustainable and have a long service life.

This is a prime example of an idyllic garden retreat that can be built with wood swimming pool decks for inground pools.

Elegant wood swimming pool deck in Puglia

Elegant wood swimming pool deck in Puglia

A beautiful Accoya wood swimming pool deck was built in a private residence in Puglia, Southern Italy. The private residence is part of the Trulli of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which are very popular for tourist visiting the area.

The Accoya decking boards were wire brushed before installation, to achieve a textured distressed looking finish.

More information about the wood swimming pool deck, delivered by Kobel SRL, can be found in this swimming pool decking case study.

Versatile Accoya for wood swimming pool deck and pool surround

Versatile Accoya for wood swimming pool deck and pool surround

Example of creative wood swimming pool decks above ground designs

This wood swimming pool deck in Austria shows the versatility of Accoya, as it’s easy to coat and process to achieve creative swimming pool wood deck designs.

The natural wood was not only used for the swimming pool deck, but also the wooden pool surround. There is even some Accoya cladding on the above ground pool surround, which has two waterfalls embedded, for a special swimming pool deck design. The high humidity and regular contact with water are no problem for the wood decking and pool surround, as Accoya has a 25-year warranty even when installed with direct contact to water. The durable Accoya wood is highly water resistant, and should be chosen when looking for the best wood for a swimming pool deck.

More details about this wood swimming pool deck project from Austrian distributor M. Hechenblaickner can be found here:

photos: ©M. Hechenblaickner

Biarritz swimming pool and wood decking

Biarritz swimming pool and wood decking

A villa in Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast was equipped with a breathtaking wood swimming pool deck and pool surround made of Accoya wood. The project was installed by The Natural Pool Company, who put great emphasis on only using natural materials for their swimming pools and decking. Maintaining the style of sustainability and the C2C philosophy, the decking was installed uncoated and will naturally turn gray over time.
Accoya swimming pool deck in Cannes

Accoya swimming pool deck in Cannes

Accoya was chosen for the wood swimming pool deck and pool surround of the beautiful Villa Carat in Cannes.

Accoya wood was specified by Woodstone Project due to its exceptional performance: It’s very durable, stable, rot free and sustainable, all whilst adding the charm of natural solid wood. An essential benefit was also, that the swimming pool deck is barefoot friendly: Accoya remains cool even on the hottest day.

This wood swimming pool deck was installed using a Grad system, an Accoya partner since 2013. More details about this project can be found here.

photos: ©woodstone-project

 

Accoya wood swimming pool deck for Greek dream destination

Accoya wood swimming pool deck for Greek dream destination

Accoya was used by Atlas Wood for the wood swimming pool deck in a private residence in Greece.
Accoya was specified by the customer for their pool design due to its many benefits, including superior stability than other woods, Class 1 durability and unrivaled sustainability credentials. Applications such as swimming pool decking, where the wood is often wet and in contact with the ground, require a durable wood that is effective against rot and decay. Accoya is the best wood for the swimming pool deck and the customer is delighted with their new pool design.

Best wood for swimming pool deck

Inspiration for your Swimming pool wood deck design ideas

These breath-taking swimming pool wood deck designs will keep us dreaming all summer and might have inspired to build our own swimming pool with wood deck.
When looking for the best wood for the swimming pool deck and pool surrounds, consider using Accoya. Thanks to its versatility, durability and dimensional stability, especially in contact with water, Accoya lends itself to build tailor-made shapes and dimensions with unique colors and coatings. No matter whether it’s for swimming pool decks for inground pools or for wood decks for above ground swimming pools.
Get in touch with your local Accoya supplier and let them advise you on how best to build the wood swimming pool deck of your dreams.

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