related articles. hold a pencil underneath the overhanging board. with the tip of the pencil making contact underneath the deck board and the pool edge, trace a radius line on the underside of the deck board. the traced lines will start with a sharp angle and decrease to a half circle at the center of the pool.
continue to work your way around the pool, setting pier blocks, posts and frames. after installing the 17 assembled frames, measure and cut the last one to fit the remaining space. complete the pool-deck frame by screwing 2 x 4 diagonal braces to the 4 x 4 posts photo 5 . the bracing isnt required if the deck is less than 30 in. high.
the border is used to butt all of the deck boards into so there is no exposed end grain. the decking is cut around the posts and there is a step that is added from to existing deck to the new deck.
we recommend building the pool deck directly under the lip of the pool edge. it is best to set a series of segmented beams and footings about 2' from the edge of the pool to support around the curved sides. it is a good practice to install joist tape over the top of joists to protect from standing water.
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.
step 1 install the support posts. the first step in building an above-ground pool deck is to mark and istall your support posts based on the deck design. it is important to remember when cutting posts to size that each one should be set at least two feet below grade.