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    pool deck construct

    Hi I'm in the process of putting in an onground pool and have just finished having having the hole excavated. I'm planning on backfilling the pool with 3/4" crushed stone (excavation is 2' wider than pool). We live in a climate (Newfoundland, Canada) that has a great deal of freeze/thaw during the winter and summer months usually hover anywhere from 12'C to 25'C on average. My question is I'm trying to decide what type of pool deck to put in. I was thinking of pouring a 1' concrete collar around the pool then going with interlocking paving stones for the rest of the deck. I'm concerned that if I poured a full concrete deck with the variations in temp (freeze/thaw in particular) it would end up cracked in a short period of time. Any help/suggestion?

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    Re: pool deck construct

    Welcome to tfp, kbyrne709

    Could you define what you mean by an onground pool? Do you mean a above ground pool buried?
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    Re: pool deck construct

    Thanks, an "onground" pool is one which can be partially or fully buried in the ground (sometimes referred to as an semi-inground). Radiant pools is the manufacturer that I have chosen. Above ground pools can not be buried.

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