removed a 27 ft above ground pool not replacing it and now need suggestions on what to do with this deck, it's attached to a larger deck that is attached to the house. you could do it all sunken garden with seating, hot tub, and fire pit. with careful planning it all could be there, protected but nurtured.
the third reason you may not want to run the deck boards over the pools top railing is it may make the deck sit too high in reference to the pools water level. the water level for an above ground swimming pool is about six inches below the top rail. adding a deck over the top rail can now make the water level more than eight inches below the deck.
in this installment, i show how i trim off the excess deck board ends and cover the use of the 'board boss', the proper way to tame a kinked board.
aside from pool toys and cleaning equipment, accessories add to the safety and enjoyment of an above-ground swimming pool. accessories such as safety railings, ladders, slides, pool covers, locked gates, textured flooring on decks or patios around pools and secure fencing enhance your pools usefulness.
decks constructed around above-ground pools are no different than any other freestanding deck. they should not be attached to the pool for any stability. the pool is essentially just adjacent to the deck. for most above-ground pools, these decks will be anywhere between 3 to 6 feet above the ground and must be laterally braced from the beams/joists to the bottom of the posts.
finish the pool-deck frame by screwing 2 x 4 diagonal braces to the 4 x 4 posts. step 3: laying the decking start by cutting several 2x6s into 4 feet lengths with an end of each cut at 80o.
sunken garden with hot tub. area immediately below the deck add a ring of those wall bricks that are pie shaped and sit on top off each other without mortar.. from the ground up to the edge of the deck. at the main deck use them to create steps going down to the hot tub.
when you are able to fix your decking boards directly onto the top of the pools coping it gives your decking a seamless, superior finish and a beautiful resort feel with its low profile over the waters edge. the strength of this pool design also allows you to use the pool support posts to support the decking bearers around the pool.
the deck met the pool level to the edge but about an 1.5' away to accomodate the winter cover i'm not impressed with the look of it. any ideas on how to finish the edge like a fascia that would look nicer than just cut off deck boards?? i'm looking for a more professional looking edge but don't really want it routered.
some homeowners even finish off the deck edge with bullnose trim. attach the boards to the rim joists using construction adhesive, nails, or screws. miter the edges based on the angles youve established with your deck, then paint or stain the materials according to your preferences.
i have done a couple of decks over the top of the rails of an above ground pool. we are in ca so we don't have to worry about freeze. that helps but you should be able to use the same technique where ever you are. we frame the joists tight against the pool rails.
a good way to upgrade a pool deck is to place outdoor porcelain or ceramic tiles on a bed of thinset mortar. pool deck tiles are available in hundreds of shapes and colors, and have available decorative accents, mosaics and trim tile sets to complete a unified patio or pool deck design. finish with a waterproof, anti-skid sealer. wood pool decks
landscaping do's and don'ts for your above ground pool above ground pros how to build a deck around a pool 15:02. permanent cove, floor pads, wall foam: essential above ground pool buyers
alternatively, if there is no need to screen the pool from view, plant ornamental shrubs around the pool for flowers and fragrance. patio blocks or a deck around a pool turn unused space into a productive and attractive area. lighting. lighting around the pool allows you to use it at night for pool parties and entertaining or personal enjoyment.