We install pavers and natural stone for pool decking around gunite pools and fiberglass pools new or existing. Travertine is a really nice choice for your pool decking or patio. The reason is that it’s cool to the touch and lasts forever and does not fade. Also when the earth moves or settles you will not see any cracks or change in the pavers. Also Brick pavers and natural stone are a nice choice for all the same reasons that a travertine paver may do. Pattern concrete for Pool decks is not my choice for many reasons. First reason is the cracks. The second reason is that its hot to the touch and another reason is the repair is not easy and pricey and hard to match the color. Stick with what the pros install for your pools and patios and do not take shortcuts; build it right the first time. Natural Stone and Pavers are ideal for any project and we highly recommend it. Use something that’s not as noticeable when the earth moves or settles. Travertine Pavers Is the best choice period. Leveling and drainage issues are important and straight exact cuts makes the job look its best. Pools with or without concrete is not a problem when installing pavers. We recommend using Crushed stone or concrete for the sub-grade.