So, with this post I’m going to give some guidelines on how to build a deck next to an above ground pool so that you will still be able to change the liner when the time comes. I Can Change Your Pool Liner, but First I Have to Cut Your Deck
If you don't have the budget or space for a built-in pool, an above-ground model is a great alternative. Homeowners who choose to install one of these pools often set it directly on the ground, but it's a better idea to place it on a concrete pad.
The math in this section can apply to many angled decks, not just pool decks. The deck itself is a series of trapezoids - basically truncated wedges. To find the angles at which the trapezoids will be constructed, we need to find the interior angles of the polygon see illustration, above .
Hi Jill, yes you will dig out the lip with a shovel, for the extended pool and also yes the pavers are a good idea to keep the pool level and prevent sinking. you can find pavers that are more rounded, which cost a little more or you can cover the paver edges with sand or carpet squares.
Sink An Intex Soft Sided Pool . Can I sink my 18' intex soft sided pool 2' in ground if I use 1/4" plywood sections as a retaining wall? I plan on using 3'x 4' sections of 1/4" plywood around the already sunken, filled pool then back fill it with dirt.
· The materials that you use for a patio should coordinate with the other hardscape materials you use around your house so that there is a cohesive style or look. "Provide enough terrace area to put the furniture on, but not too much," says Bill Bocken, Bill Bocken Architecture and Interior Design.
· We have an 12x24 Intex Ultra Frame pool. The last 2 summers, we had it sitting on outdoor carpet that was just on top of the grass/dirt held down by landscaping staples, but now that the carpet is beyond cleaning we are thinking of pouring a cement slab for the pool to sit on.
· Adding Structural Components to Carry the Weight. The safest—and most cost-effective — location for a spa is the lower level of a deck. A deck only a few steps above ground, if built to code, should be able to support 100 lbs per sq. ft.— a filled 8 x 8 spa at 6,000 lbs. works out to about 94 lbs per sq. ft., just within limits.