Top 3 Natural Stones for Swimming Pool Surrounds

Swimming pools need functional and aesthetic surrounds befitting of your new investment. There are several materials available for this including travertine, marble, limestone, basalt, and granite. Please see our Selecting Natural Stone for Around Your Pool for a more detailed breakdown of what to look out for with these products. It is important to note that when we speak of these materials we are only referring to Lithic Australia products.

If you are considering natural stone for your pool’s deck, read on to find how these materials can elevate your outdoor space or pool surrounds.


The rich brown and red undertones of travertine allow it to blend completely into Australian landscapes as well as modern architecture. Lithic’s travertine is an excellent choice for paving around a pool due to its durability, natural beauty, and slip-resistant properties. This striking natural stone is highly resistant to water and weathering, making it ideal for use in outdoor spaces. Its porous surface also provides excellent traction, which prevents slips and falls around the pool area. Lithic Australia has a range of quality travertine options, each with their own unique patterning, that can adds elegance and sophistication to any pool area.

Lastly, travertine is low maintenance and easy to clean, making it a practical and long-lasting choice for pool surrounds.


Limestone is a sedimentary rock that has been used for centuries in construction due to its strength and longevity. It is an ideal choice for pool surrounds as it is highly resistant to water and weathering, making it suitable for use in outdoor spaces. Its surface also provides great traction, preventing slips and falls around the pool area. Additionally, Lithic Australia’s limestone options come in wide range of unique colours and textures that can greatly enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces. Limestone is easy to clean and maintain, and is an excellent choice for creating a beautiful, safe, and functional pool area that will stand the test of time.


Marble is a beautiful and luxurious natural stone that is often used in indoor spaces, but it can also be used in outdoor landscaping with proper care and maintenance. Marble is highly durable and resistant to weathering and erosion, making it an ideal choice for outdoor applications such as surrounding a pool. It’s timeless look adds luxury to any outdoor space, from patios to pool surrounds to decorative sculptures. Lithic Australia’s variety of premium marble comes in a wide range of colours and patterns that make it a great choice for creating a sophisticated and stunning outdoor space.

At Lithic Australia we pride ourself on sourcing and supplying premium natural stone. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding natural stone around your pool.