Not Great Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Marble is dense but still very porous. It can absorb a large amount of moisture. When this moisture freezes and expands within the stone during cold temperatures, it can cause cracks, spalling (flaking or chipping of the surface), and other forms of damage. The repeated freeze-thaw cycles common in harsh winter climates can accelerate damage this way and shorten the lifespan of marble pool decks. You can get the stone treated to avoid this, but other stones like Granite offer this benefit naturally.