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How Hot Do Swimming Pool Patios Get? Temperature Comparison

How Hot Do Swimming Pool Patios Get? Temperature Comparison

Patio and Coping

How hot do pool patios get? Testing different materials on a 99 degree dayIt was a blistering July day in Virginia.  The heat index was 108 degrees, there was a heat advisory in effect, and we were sitting around the office discussing what an enlightening experience it is for potential clients who decide to make the trip to visit our inground pool park in Warsaw.

Dan Dunn, our sales manager, mentioned how he not only takes time to show the different types of patio options featured in the pool park, but he actually has his clients remove their shoes to feel the temperature difference between the various patio materials.

Immediately a light bulb went off in my mind and I said, "Video!"

 

In no time we had the audio and video equipment set up and the result was the video featured below where we take temperature readings on six different patio materials:

  • textured concrete
  • gray pavers
  • earth tone pavers
  • bluestone
  • cream colored travertine
  • beige travertine

Needless to say, there was a tremendous difference, which you're about to see for yourself. 

Enjoy the video!

 

 

As we learned in the video, patio temperature is more a consequence of color than the actual material.  So, if you are considering installing a pool in an area that receives a lot of direct sunlight, be sure to keep that in mind (especially if you have sensitive feet like mine:).

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Editor's note: This blog article was updated on April 17, 2019.