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    Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    We have been in the house for a year. We added a mesh fence around the pool which is dark brown.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/100711229983770301827/Pool

    I have two small kids and want to get rid of the rocks (I am tired of diving for them). As you can see I have a large area in the corner near the fence (by palm tree).

    Looking for all suggestions on what to do for the decking. I am a DIY guy and don't have the funds to have someone do the work. I also live in AZ, so while the pool gets the afternoon shade, in the morning, it will receive a ton of sun.

    I was thinking of pavers, but then the heat issue comes up.

    Please send any ideas you may have. I would like to put a gas fire pit in the corner with a bar area? eventually or have a place to put some chairs.

    Mainly, I am concerned about what to replace the rocks with

    Thanks
    12000 or 15000 gallon pool
    built by Paddock around 1999
    pcc2000 with a single pump, single drain and optional deck cannister
    carribean blue pebbletec

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    Re: Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    I was going to go with rocks instead of mulch around our plantings (which I don't have yet). What was the problem with rocks? Kids throwing them or wind sending them into the pool?
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    Re: Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwithfivekids
    I was going to go with rocks instead of mulch around our plantings (which I don't have yet). What was the problem with rocks? Kids throwing them or wind sending them into the pool?

    The wind isn't the issue. The kids throw them into the pool. It's not a huge deal, but I want to be able to utilize that space.
    12000 or 15000 gallon pool
    built by Paddock around 1999
    pcc2000 with a single pump, single drain and optional deck cannister
    carribean blue pebbletec

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    Re: Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    What about synthetic turf. I understand it's gotten a lot better since that stuff in the 70's.
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    Re: Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    The corner looks a bit small for a pit and bar, but you could probably do one of the two without any trouble. I like pavers personally, but they do get quite hot. If you only have morning sun that may not be as much of an issue. What could be difficult is the rolled-over coping that you have...I can't picture how to match pavers up to that coutour.
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    Re: Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    Some random large flagstones with boulders and turf inbetween them would look really good.

    I guess turf is difficult in Arizona based upon the artificial comment. Turf is cool to the touch and nice to put your feet on in my neck of the woods.

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    Re: Need ideas for landscape and deck area

    Thanks for the suggestions...keep them coming
    12000 or 15000 gallon pool
    built by Paddock around 1999
    pcc2000 with a single pump, single drain and optional deck cannister
    carribean blue pebbletec

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