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    need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    we are having a 27' ag pool put in and with some help I came up with 2 different styles of decks.
    I like both so its hard to decide on which to build.
    I will add that we have a 4 yo and 1.5 yo children safe safety is the most important aspect.
    I hope the pics work...
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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    I like deck 1. More space to sit on a lounge-chair, in the shade, under an umbrella to watch the kids in the pool!
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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    I like deck 1 also. We have a 30 ft ag pool and put the splash deck completely around the pool. It makes it so much easier to put the solar cover on and off, watch the kids, etc. This year we are adding on to the splash deck to connect it to the deck and pavilion we have off the back of the house.
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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    They both have advantages. I'd merge them and go with the elevated larger deck of Deck 1 and the smaller deck around the pool of deck 2.

    The kids will want to swim when you are tired of it, and you can sit and see them in the water on the larger area. You won't be able to sit at ground level and keep an eye on them.

    The full wrap-around deck will be handy for cleaning the pool, anchoring a winter cover, and possibly a location for the reel for a solar blanket. If you go ahead and make the deck nearly square, you can put a solar blanket reel on the side away from the seating area. You can probably get by with a 3/4 wrap and still have room for the reel if you plan for it.
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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    Quote Originally Posted by heikejohn
    I like deck 1. More space to sit on a lounge-chair, in the shade, under an umbrella to watch the kids in the pool!
    I thought the same thing about deck1...but if you look at deck2...there seems to be a sizeabe deck or patio...just at ground level for sitting in chairs....grilling...etc.

    but if I had to choose out of both of them...I guess I'd say deck1 as well.

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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    They both have advantages. I'd merge them and go with the elevated larger deck of Deck 1 and the smaller deck around the pool of deck 2.

    The kids will want to swim when you are tired of it, and you can sit and see them in the water on the larger area. You won't be able to sit at ground level and keep an eye on them.

    The full wrap-around deck will be handy for cleaning the pool, anchoring a winter cover, and possibly a location for the reel for a solar blanket. If you go ahead and make the deck nearly square, you can put a solar blanket reel on the side away from the seating area. You can probably get by with a 3/4 wrap and still have room for the reel if you plan for it.
    Pretty much my thoughts exactly. You want a big deck, and you need the wraparound for brushing and vacuuming.
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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    Quote Originally Posted by studdboyz75
    we are having a 27' ag pool put in and with some help I came up with 2 different styles of decks.
    I like both so its hard to decide on which to build.
    I will add that we have a 4 yo and 1.5 yo children safe safety is the most important aspect.
    I hope the pics work...

    Our deck only goes half way around and everytime I'm cleaning it, I wish the deck was all the way around. Half deck was a huge mistake not only because of the cleaning aspect but also less room for quests and the kids..
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    Re: need help deciding on one of these deck designs

    I say dont build either deck, just buy my house! It has a nice big deck ready for ya
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