Last year we set up our 27 ft round above ground pool, and this year we will be constructing a deck around it. We have a large existing deck off the back of our house, and this new deck will be just off of the existing deck, with a set of stairs connecting. We've designed the pool deck so that we can walk all the way around the pool, for ease of vacuuming, covering, etc. And we've decided that we'd like the pool to go over the top edge instead of under, for various reasons. So, my question now is.....what are some things you added to your pool deck, or wish you had added? I'm thinking a trap door to access the skimmer, enough space around to put our loungers, etc.
Thanks in advance for the advice, and any pictures!!