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Offline Slartibartfass

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Pool deck
« on: May 30, 2019, 06:26 PM »
Recently put up a 15 feet above-ground pool with a wooden deck in the back part.

Happy how it came out. I‘ll post this in multiple posts to show the steps...


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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 06:34 PM »
Step 1: Clearing site:

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Fixing an underground water pipe for my drip system:

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Luckily the pool timer was already there when I originally bought the house so no electrical work necessary...

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 06:40 PM »
Step 2: Grading... (no adding dirt allowed, only removing due to weight of pool water)



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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 06:44 PM »
Step 3: After everything is nice and level and foundation blocks are flush with ground time to put up the pool wall (a 2 person job.....):

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Don't forget to put the fine leveling sand inside before the walls go up....

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Adding 2-layer of foam on the inside of pool wall:

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Time to spread the sand for the final surface:

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Leveling and tamping it down:

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Adding foam coping to inside wall to ease transition of pool liner as well as protective layer on floor to keep roots away....:

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Install pool liner:

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 06:54 PM »
First Phase done... Now to the wood working part;;;;-)


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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 06:57 PM »
Step 4: Layout - getting the lay of the land.... I built 5 foot squares to optimize standardization/efficient build. Deck will be elevated to a level where you can sit comfortably on the pool wall (chair height). Flush level was not possible due to fence height/privacy....

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Highly recommend getting a self-leveling laser lever for this.....

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 07:03 PM »
Step 5: Putting 'er up:

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I added additional bracing (Strong-ties) everywhere after all was up.... (I know some people will comment on this....)

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 07:06 PM »
Step 6: Filling all the gaps/openings close to the pool:

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 07:09 PM »
Step 7: Building the staircase:

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The fun of scribing..... I used scrap plank cut-offs to create individual templates for each plank around the pool that is touching the pool before copying to real deck plank...

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Added some extra bracing for the flow boards to rest on where the steps are due to last top step covering the frame:

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 07:27 PM »
Step 8: Apply decking... the real fun starts....



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Finished railing for staircase:

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 07:34 PM »
Step 8 (Part 2)

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2019, 07:40 PM »
FINISHED!

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THE END! (Somewhat... still need to apply stain/water proofing... light cedar color)...

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2019, 08:15 PM »
- now there is an inspiration for FOG World!
Let's hope your pool lasts as long as your deck. Wish our former neighbors had built something approaching what you did.

Enjoy and thanks for sharing in detail right down to the finishing landscape treatment - really nice!

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2019, 09:59 PM »
Very nice.

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2019, 11:10 PM »
Wow I wonder where youve been and was ready to PM ya. Well now I know. You have been a busy boy. Very nice work looks great

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2019, 12:52 AM »
Nice stuff Malte...that's a real nice job. [thumbs up]  [thumbs up]   However I can't but help to remember the old pool and boat saying.

It goes something like this, "The best day in my life is when I purchased the boat/pool, the second best day in my life is when I sold the boat/pool."

My God...you have both. You're a tough nut to crack.  [smile]

But seriously, nice job on the elevated deck. It looks substantial and it will be enjoyable for the family once you get acclimated to the new electricity costs.  [eek]

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 07:31 AM »
Nice stuff Malte...that's a real nice job. [thumbs up]  [thumbs up]   However I can't but help to remember the old pool and boat saying.

It goes something like this, "The best day in my life is when I purchased the boat/pool, the second best day in my life is when I sold the boat/pool."

My God...you have both. You're a tough nut to crack.  [smile]

But seriously, nice job on the elevated deck. It looks substantial and it will be enjoyable for the family once you get acclimated to the new electricity costs.  [eek]

You just have to accept the fact that both require constant work. Same is true for a fish tank... I am now fast becoming an expert on pool chemistry......BBB Method....

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2019, 07:34 AM »
Wow I wonder where youve been and was ready to PM ya. Well now I know. You have been a busy boy. Very nice work looks great

Between work, sailing and the family time runs quickly...

My next big project is rebuilding my porch with the challenge that the space underneath is our pantry so watertightness is key....

Thanks to my boating experience I am know aware of a lot more materials... Pondering using epoxy and fiberglass to enclose floor and than glue wood vernier on top.....

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2019, 07:36 AM »
Here is the rough plan I drew up building this..


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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2019, 07:55 AM »
- now there is an inspiration for FOG World!
Let's hope your pool lasts as long as your deck. Wish our former neighbors had built something approaching what you did.

Enjoy and thanks for sharing in detail right down to the finishing landscape treatment - really nice!

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2019, 10:44 AM »
@Slartibartfass

Ya make me want to get motivated and start some large projects.  Ive been just build smallish things.

Right now building some patio furniture outta 4x4s and 2x4s framing lumber. Cheap, sturdy, and did I say cheap?

plus gives me the opportunity to play with the domino XL I picked up.

Just threw some outdoor sealer/stain on them.

Now I got to chase down some cushions to fit.
I found a place that sells the foam for the cushions fairly cheap (theres that word again).

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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 12:23 PM »
@Slartibartfass

Ya make me want to get motivated and start some large projects.  Ive been just build smallish things.

Right now building some patio furniture outta 4x4s and 2x4s framing lumber. Cheap, sturdy, and did I say cheap?

plus gives me the opportunity to play with the domino XL I picked up.

Just threw some outdoor sealer/stain on them.

Now I got to chase down some cushions to fit.
I found a place that sells the foam for the cushions fairly cheap (theres that word again).

Or you make them yourself (as a sailor your are also into sewing....):




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Re: Pool deck
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 12:45 PM »
Very nicely done.

But what you did wouldn't be allowed here.  You can't have a deck right up against your property line/fence that is more than two steps high.  You had better hope that your current neighbor or a future neighbor doesn't complain to the town/municipality about it if the same property rules apply in your jurisdiction.
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