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There is nothing better than having a beautiful outdoor living area to sit and relax on during Summer. And now with the warmer weather approaching, there’s no better time to turn your attention onto home improvements in your outdoor living areas.

If you’re lucky enough to own a pool, it’s important to note that the right type of pool coping is necessary. Not just to make your pool look like a stylish feature in your outdoor space, but also to make it safer. With the availability of paver, steps and retaining wall blocks – it’s giving pool lovers a tool to create the perfect pool environment. As well as adding character and visual appeal to the home, these features can also add extensive value to your home.

The best part is that there are so many shapes, styles and colours of pool copers available – which makes it easier for you to stick to a theme. APC also offer drop nose or rebated edge and bullnose pavers, used around pools and for step construction. APC pavers feature salt and slip resistance, which are two extremely important features, especially for pool pavers.

APC has an extensive range, including a variety of paving sizes from square to rectangular large format pavers, down to the traditional clay brick sizes. They’re extremely versatile and very price competitive.

Salt resistance isn’t just a vital feature to ensure long life in your pool paving – it’s even more important for those who live close to the beach. Concrete pavers are one of the most popular choices in pool paving, lending itself to a huge variety of colours in comparison to clay. As well as having slip and salt resistant qualities – it offers an even greater range of colours.

If you’re in need of some outdoor inspiration – there’s no better place to start looking than our local store displays. We find that people are often out to buy a concept – and our models are on display to help people decide.

Even better, APC doesn’t simply show a single concept in stores. We have a range of striking showcases including courtyard concepts, sunken entertainment areas, raised paved deck and more. Many of our displays feature up to 4 different levels with steps, which is a much sought-after element in a lot of today’s outdoor living spaces.

If you already have existing paving and you’re looking for a backyard makeover, you’ll find this will be easier to do than expected. APC’s friendly staff can offer expert advice. Rotted wooden sleepers around pools can also be attractively replaced with the right retaining wall blocks, for a clean and bold visual effect.

An important tip for pool installation is to ensure that your installer backfills the pool wall area with proper compaction materials to stop it from sinking over time. Ideally, pool paving should be done only 6-8 weeks after compaction to allow for normal soil settlement.

Also, ensure you select the right, quality pool paver, and don’t let a pool company sell you a pool coper that cannot be matched with the paving later. At APC, we can assist you in selecting the right pool coping and paver at the same time.

If you’re looking for a professional to help you with your installation, APC has a tradie system with a list of quality installers that we trust. Visit our website to get a quote.