I posted this photo on another post, but I wanted to show it again for my deck question. Our pool was installed today, and neither I nor hubby thought of what is now obvious: why didn't we have the pump put on the back of the pool?
We are going to do a deck in the fall, so it's just a couple months, but we need to come up with a design idea. The idea is to take up the current patio, and make the new deck wider than this one. Since pump level is a bit too high for deck to smoothly go around at that point, that's where we have to get creative. (In this photo, the pump looks a bit lower than it is in real life.)
Also, if you put the deck all the way around, is there a way to construct it so that a portion of it is easier to remove if/when replacement of pool is needed? Or is it just better from that standpoint to not put deck all around? We will NOT be doing this ourselves, but we wanted to have a good idea of what is reasonable to dream up before we talk to someone about the project. Thanks!