TRAVERTINE PAVERS and TRAVERTINE COPING
Travertine Pavers are a very nice selection for pool decking. Travertine is one of the cooler to walk on choices and is very smooth but not slippery. Travertine actually meets "friction coefficient" standards for swimming pool decking no slip standards.
POURED IN PLACE CONCRETE BAND POOL PERIMETER
This is a great type of pool perimeter deck edge. It is formed and poured in place
and is one of the best looking coping styles. It is smooth without all the thin pie cut pieces that can make Travertine Coping look a little busy. It looks very nice with color added to the concrete. This example has Belgard Urbana Pavers for the decking.
ACRYLIC COATED POOL DECKING
Acrylic pool decking is considered to be one of the coolest forms of pool decking to walk on in bare feet but is not the most affordable type of decking as commonly believed.
Lighter colored travertine pavers are also among the cooler to the touch pool deck surfaces with Marabella Stone Pavers (similar to Travertine) being about the coolest but also the most expensive. With any type of decking that you choose the lighter the color you go with the cooler the deck will be on a hot day.
You will probably not walk on any type of pool deck in bare feet on a hot summer day in Arizona.