Not only is the design of your pool important, so is its surrounding hardscape. In fact, all components should work together to create an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive look to your pool area. Luckily, there are plenty of materials that you can choose from for your pool’s surrounding hardscape, including the following:


This type of natural stone typically comes in warm earth-tones and can to create a natural look to your swimming pool that lends itself to Austin’s hill country. It provides a non-slip surface that’s resistant to water and heavy wear, and individual stones can be repaired and replaced should they become damaged without having to disrupt the entire surface area.


As the name suggests, this material is a blue-gray colored flagstone that is able to stand up to hard use very well. Since it’s non-slip and resistant to water, bluestone makes an excellent option for swimming areas. It also blends quite well with the surrounding natural landscape.


This is another type of flagstone that’s very durable, easy to install, and can be cut in various ways to create a customized look.


Available in several different colors such as brown, blue, gray and pink, limestone can also be cut into a number of shapes and sizes. It also holds up very well to heavy wear and harsh weather.


A alternative to natural stone is concrete, which is a very versatile and durable material that can be used for pool hardscapes. It’s low maintenance, more affordable than natural stone, and can be stamped, textured, or treated in many ways to resemble natural stone. However, most often we use Spray Deck on our concrete decks, which is an acrylic overlay on concrete that comes in various colors and stays about 10 degrees cooler than traditional decking materials.


We save the best for last, this is a Reliant Pools favorite for swimming pools in Austin, TX. This material is not only beautiful and durable, it’s also semi resistant to heat, which provides a cool surface when the sun really starts to sizzle. Tumbled travertine is a porous material which absorbs water very quickly, which gives it its non-slip characteristic. At Reliant Pools we use Travertine coping on our swimming pool 9 out of 10 times.

To complete your outdoor oasis, call upon your local expert Austin, Texas swimming pool builders today!