Sharon Mihalsky
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Does Your Living Area Extend to Your Backyard? tropical-pool

Does Your Living Area Extend to Your Backyard?


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April 25, 2011
catjackabby wrote:
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How are these two surfaces in terms of heat? Concerned about this versus using Kool Decking. Thanks!
    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 4:56PM
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Sharon Mihalsky
Kool deck is more a function of color than coolness. It lowers temp some but not drastically. It comes with a planned maintenance-- first in keeping it clean and replacing the texture/color typically 3 to 5 years. Consider using the lightest colors. Dark colors absorb more heat.and as far as the least maintenance, pavers are the best option. In this photo our customer was opting for a more natural look.
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April 15, 2013
Glenn Clements wrote:
What exactly is the decking around this pool.

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