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Deck around above ground pool, new pool higher, what to do

post #1 of 14
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About twelve years ago I built this deck for a good buddy. About 14' long, by about 6' to 10'. Usta almost butt up against the pool top rail/level with it. New pool he put up is five inches higher than the old deck. He told me about it. Said he was gonna cut the posts at the bottom and raise 'em up. Posts I had secured to the footings I poured. The deck was rock solid and had outlasted his two boys and all their friends, now he's re-married and got two new kids. I told him not to, said I'd come over and look at it.
Long story short, I basically built the same deck on top of the existing one, except using 2 x 6 joists and deck material so I could overhang the pool rails.





Cut the railings and stairs off with a sawzall, then built a 2 x 6 deck down on the ground. Then reset the stairs.
Also, I simply shoulder cut the posts, at 7", and added the seven inches of height needed with 14" additions. Glued, screwed, and lag bolted. Then added new 2 x 6 rail caps...







Eventually, the whole rest of the slab gets the ground deck, and then nice lattice and such around the deck...

Gonna look great, eventually
post #2 of 14
Wondered were you've been. Good job, That will work. Love the laps on the post extensions
post #3 of 14
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That deck is solid as a rock
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post #5 of 14
Nice job. Did he let you use the pool while it was hot out?
post #6 of 14
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He was in it several times, but not me. Just not real comfortable, wearing wet shorts and a tool belt
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ben Lippen View Post
wearing wet shorts and a tool belt
Now there's a vision.

Nice work. I would have done it differently, but then again, I've not no friggin idea what I'm doing, and so it's better to not have me involved and leave it to a pro.

Happy Fathers Day John.
post #8 of 14
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Back atcha Mike.
post #9 of 14
You got a permit for that deck?
post #10 of 14
You're a good friend to do all that. Nice work.
post #11 of 14
To me that deck is in a real crappy spot, waaay to close to the house , ruins the views from the windows, creates an allyway between the house and deck, if possible I would've put it on the other side of the pool to begin with. Again, not Ben's doing , he came up with a good fix, just don't like the deck location.
post #12 of 14
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Went by my buds' house last month and saw what he had finished, with the deck. Very impressed, I vowed to bring my camera back, and today I did.



Bob-O got the ground deck finished, and the stairs to the house. Wrapped the deck in lattice. Stained and painted everything







This front deck, he built himself right after he bought the house 22 years ago. Only the rail cap is new.





Amazing what a little paint and stain and work can do
post #13 of 14
Great thoughtful solution, but I would have made him dig out under the pool and recess it into the ground.
post #14 of 14
looks great, I like the 2 tone, nice pick.
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