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    18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Put up the Intex 18 foot by 52 inch saltwater pool two summers ago. First summer I put it up in August and the leveling was off by about 3 1/2 inches. It was too hot and I didn't feel like getting it any better. Took it down over the winter and releveled in the spring of 2015 and am now about a 1/2 inch off and it is great.

    Well just this past weekend me and the GF added a 10/10 ish deck to a quarter of the pool. We have really enjoyed the pool but now feel like the deck is taking it to a whole nother level. Have a permanent ladder coming in tomorrow and still need to add my railings and lattice to the bottom.

    Here are some photos.

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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Looks really nice! Enjoy your summer!
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    That's what I wanted to do, but my HOA requires decks to be at ground level. So my deck is about the same as yours, but at ground level, with wooden stair steps leading up to the pool edge.
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Good work! Very nice addition.
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    That is a nice looking deck there
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Thanks guys and gals, going to finish the railings tonight and will post photos of the finished product.

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    Very nicely done! I'm currently undertaking the same project, but 2 decks. One is 16x20 off the house and the other is 8x12 to the pool that drops down from the other. Tons of work, but totally worth the effort.
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    well done
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    looks great
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    Excellent job, can't wait to see the finished product!
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Here is the finished product. Had a little party of 10 people over the weekend and it worked great. Cannonballs have been taken to a whole new level.

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    Ooh la la! That is a beautiful deck.
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Looks very nice.
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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Would you be willing to share building plans, process and costs? I'm wanting to do the same but not real sure where to start.

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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by luckylogsey View Post
    Would you be willing to share building plans, process and costs? I'm wanting to do the same but not real sure where to start.
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    While I don't have plans I have some pictures that may help in my build below
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    Looks nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylogsey View Post
    Would you be willing to share building plans, process and costs? I'm wanting to do the same but not real sure where to start.
    Didn't really use any plans. I spent about $800 for the deck and another $100 for the ladder. Did watch the video linked below for an idea of how to do it. I went with the concrete footings instead of digging holes. I also wanted it to be 10X10 ish with a little cutout for the pool. That way you can buy 10 foot joists and deck boards with little cutting involved since all I had was a circular saw. Here is my best description below:

    Put up the 4x4x8s in the concrete footings with a 2x8x10 outer board screwed in. I only put one screw in for the time being to allow for leveling adjustments. Found it easiest to get the leveling as close as possible and then move the concrete footings as needed for the final adjustments. Once the outer framing was put on the posts, the rest went together pretty easy. Leveling is the most important and hardest part of the build.

    Then I put in the 2x8x10 joist boards about 18 inches apart. Once those were in I put in a 2x4x10 under the joist boards down the middle for further stability. I also screwed in joist brackets under each joist.

    Then put the 10 foot deck boards on top of the joists with screws. I went with screws over nails for the entire build. I used 2 1/2 inch long nails for almost everything and a some 1 1/2 inch screws for a little of the build.

    Then installed the steps on the side. I had to combine a five step and a four step put together to get it up to the height I needed. I just bought the pre-made stair stuff from Lowes. I had to dig down a little in the dirt to get it leveled correctly and I also put a couple of small pavers underneath each leg of the stairs.

    I used deck boards for the top railing and put up 1x4x10 for the outer railing with 1x2x10 in between those. I probably plan on putting on some lattice in the fall for the bottom. I also stained it with a sealant/stain combo. Though I've heard you maybe should hold off on doing that for about a year or so.

    Please ask if you have any questions. It really wasn't too difficult at all and I had zero experience and only had a drill and a circular saw. A buddy did lend me a his vibrating sander for the finish.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJbhAOuOjeE

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    Re: 18 Foot Pool with Deck (Photos)

    Now you have a small take-off pad for cannonballs. Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk76 View Post
    Didn't really use any plans. I spent about $800 for the deck and another $100 for the ladder. Did watch the video linked below for an idea of how to do it. I went with the concrete footings instead of digging holes. I also wanted it to be 10X10 ish with a little cutout for the pool. That way you can buy 10 foot joists and deck boards with little cutting involved since all I had was a circular saw. Here is my best description below:

    Put up the 4x4x8s in the concrete footings with a 2x8x10 outer board screwed in. I only put one screw in for the time being to allow for leveling adjustments. Found it easiest to get the leveling as close as possible and then move the concrete footings as needed for the final adjustments. Once the outer framing was put on the posts, the rest went together pretty easy. Leveling is the most important and hardest part of the build.

    Then I put in the 2x8x10 joist boards about 18 inches apart. Once those were in I put in a 2x4x10 under the joist boards down the middle for further stability. I also screwed in joist brackets under each joist.

    Then put the 10 foot deck boards on top of the joists with screws. I went with screws over nails for the entire build. I used 2 1/2 inch long nails for almost everything and a some 1 1/2 inch screws for a little of the build.

    Then installed the steps on the side. I had to combine a five step and a four step put together to get it up to the height I needed. I just bought the pre-made stair stuff from Lowes. I had to dig down a little in the dirt to get it leveled correctly and I also put a couple of small pavers underneath each leg of the stairs.

    I used deck boards for the top railing and put up 1x4x10 for the outer railing with 1x2x10 in between those. I probably plan on putting on some lattice in the fall for the bottom. I also stained it with a sealant/stain combo. Though I've heard you maybe should hold off on doing that for about a year or so.

    Please ask if you have any questions. It really wasn't too difficult at all and I had zero experience and only had a drill and a circular saw. A buddy did lend me a his vibrating sander for the finish.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJbhAOuOjeE
    Thanks for the info! Great explanation. Plan on tackling this maybe fall or external spring. Looks great.
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