When it comes to pool deck drains, there are a lot of options. How do you find the best deck drain system for around your pool? Ideally, you want a quality brand such as Quaker, but beyond that, you need to look for the right features. As you shop for drain systems to carry away water from your pool decks, keep these features in mind.



Every pool is different. As a result, every drain is different. Ideally, you should look for a pool deck drain that is customizable. Most customizable pool deck drains come in a variety of lengths. Then, you pair those drains with accompanied corner pieces. This allows you to set up your drainage system in a way that works for your deck. To enhance customizability, some drain pipes have both right and left attachments so that you can orient the drain in the way that works best for you.



Generally, a pool deck drainage system features mini channel drains and catch basins that carry the water away from the pool. Those are slotted into the ground. Then, there is a cover on the drain. If you want the best pool deck drain, you should consider the style of the cover. You want the cover to sit flush against your deck. This helps it to blend into the deck, but it also helps to ensure safety and prevent people from tripping. However, you want a color that complements the design of your pool deck and the color scheme of your backyard.



The best pool deck drains are easy to install. You don’t need to dig a deep trench or hire a professional excavator. Instead, you just need relatively shallow channels around the pool, do a bit of grading, and pour some concrete if necessary. Then, you can slot your pool deck drain components into that channel fittings and the process is basically complete.

Sometimes, debris sneaks through the grate on the top of your pool drain. To minimize that, you may want to look for a drain cover that has relatively small openings. However, occasionally, you may need to clean your pool deck drains. To make that as easy as possible, consider choosing a drain that has a lid that can be popped off. Then, you can simply remove the lid, scoop out the debris, replace the lid, and enjoy your newly clean pool deck drain.



In addition to the above features, you should look for a deck drain that has the following features:

  • Watertight construction that protects concrete decks
  • Contour profile
  • Warranty



Your pool deck drain needs to have materials that can stand the test of time. PVC deck drains are great because the material is non-corrosive. It also resists wear and tear, degradation from UV rays, and other types of damage. You should also look for a deck drain that comes with the accessories you need for installation, and that includes nail clippings, couplers, and protective tape.

If you’re ready to invest in a quality pool deck drain, browse through our products. At Frank Wall Enterprises, we understand the importance of quality pool materials, and we only carry the best. To learn more, contact us directly.