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    New deck walkway extension

    Finally got around to building that new walkway extending the deck to the pool. Now no one has to walk across the grass to get into the pool, and that mean no more more grass in the pool either.





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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Now that is a nice upgrade!
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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Nice work! SO who was the first one to run off of the ramp and jump into the pool?????? LOL

    Look at that clear water! Good job!

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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    that looks great. I extended my deck also. Got tired of the kids and their friends dragging in dirt/mud.


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    Re: New deck walkway extension

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    Is that a solar water heater in your photos?[/QUOTE]

    Yes, I have a total of 8' x 20' in panels.

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    No one yet, they have all been warned not to.


    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Nice work! SO who was the first one to run off of the ramp and jump into the pool?????? LOL

    Look at that clear water! Good job!

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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    LOL I sure hope they "follow the rules" as them jumping into the side of the pool could cause a lot of damage!

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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Yup, but no no worse than jumping off the old ladder, which was not allowed either. Just have to keep an eye on everyone.

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    LOL I sure hope they "follow the rules" as them jumping into the side of the pool could cause a lot of damage!

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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    if I had a heater like that herre in Tx, we would be boiling the water
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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Just keeps mine at around 82 right now with all the cloud and smoke in the sky from forest fires few hundred miles to the west of us. We have not seen the sun for almost 2 weeks now.
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    No Sun, that's bad. Hope it clears up for you soon. It's just hotter than blazes and between 75 and 95% humidity here in Houston.
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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    I would have made it higher than the pool rail. Then lay some plastic across the walkway and make a slip-n-slide.
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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I would have made it higher than the pool rail. Then lay some plastic across the walkway and make a slip-n-slide.
    lol That sounds like so much fun til someone gets hurt!

    Your walkway looks great!
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    Thanks for the compliments, pool season is so shot here, trying to make the best of it.
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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Looks great! Do you leave your pool up year round? I want to build a small deck of some sorts but I am planning on taking my pool down at the end of the season. Looks like that would be easy to work around if you take it down.

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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    No, we take it down every fall due to our winters being -35. Those here with steel walled pools leave them up, but I have not been brave enough to leave the Ultra up. Seems every one we see that was left up here had damage come spring, ripped liners, etc.
    Once its drained, only takes me less than 2 hours to dry it, and pack it all away, so its not too bad of an ordeal. Just more of a pain in the rear than anything come spring putting it all back up.
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    Re: New deck walkway extension

    Nice work and creative way of getting access to the pool with having to build a completely new decking. You tied it in very nicely. I agree with Richard .... lay some plastic down and put a ramp at the end. Just not so high that anyone can over-shoot.
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