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    New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Our pool build was completed from start to finish in about 5 hours on a single day in August 2013.








    And finally the happy "new pool owners" shot!
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    There are some builds that exceed 5 months ... 5 hours is a very nice turn around.
    Congratulations, looks great!!!
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    The deck, however, took a little longer to finish. Starting the framing...


    Attaching to our old deck:



    Decking and new stairs:

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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Looking great!
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Handrail going up and continued work on the old deck:



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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Finishing the deck:



    Adding a small decorative gate:


    Deck finished with furniture:



    Now I have to come up with landscaping ideas for around the pool and deck.
    24' Round above ground pool, Hayward 1.5 hp pump, Aqua Trol w/T5 cell.

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    Enjoy! The decking came out great. Very nice design on it.

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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Thanks to everyone for the compliments. It is almost time to stain the deck... Does anyone have ideas for what type of stain (oil vs water based) and what color (transparent vs highly pigmented) I should use?
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    I have found Behr to be the best all around and price is reasonable. Forget Thompson, overpriced and does not last. We have had 4 fences 2 decks thru the years and usually will stain clear. Then after a while the wood will grey some so we switch to a pigment stain. Last to ad is buy it in the 5gal pail for a more cost effective price. Hope some of this helps.

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    Thanks mac1775! We have a hardware store relatively close to us that carries Behr stains. My local hardware store only carries Cabot and Olympic stains.
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Quote Originally Posted by metalfanatic View Post
    Now I have to come up with landscaping ideas for around the pool and deck.
    Nice work. The deck really completes the installation.

    You'll want to keep a decent barrier between the pool and vegetation that could grow under the liner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshU View Post
    Nice work. The deck really completes the installation.

    You'll want to keep a decent barrier between the pool and vegetation that could grow under the liner.
    Thanks Josh! After scouring the forum looking at photos, I think I will put a two foot wide barrier of river rock with landscape fabric underneath all the way around the pool. Hopefully the only maintenance will be an occasional spray of weed killer in and around the rocks.
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    New to the forum.. Metalfanatic, ( Awesome pics of the completed project)!! I sent you a PM. Would love to know who did the deck work as I am wanting to do one also.
    Local, here in benson also.

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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Beautiful deck and pool - enjoy the summer!

    And are those loungers recent purchases? Been looking for ones like that!
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Quote Originally Posted by kchamp View Post
    Beautiful deck and pool - enjoy the summer!

    And are those loungers recent purchases? Been looking for ones like that!
    kchamp, I purchased the loungers at Sam's Club for $65.00 each on sale at the end of summer last year. Lowes hardware has loungers very similar to mine but they are $220.00 each... ouch!
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Awesome! Can't wait to get ours done! Hubby and I have been so busy that we only get 2 days to work on it and we're not the fastest workers because we end up arguing more than anything and taking a dip to cool off! We didn't get to work on it last weekend because I had to move my mom and daughter but come Sunday, we should be ready to rock n roll along with some rumbling, I am sure.
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Very nice - bet you're getting a lot of enjoyment from the deck and pool!

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    Man that looks awesome. I have banana trees around for landscaping. They ad a nice tropical theme. Very hardy. They die off after first frost but come back bigger n better every year

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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Thanks, Yukon Jack... we are loving the pool so far.
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    Very nice - bet you're getting a lot of enjoyment from the deck and pool!

    Bobodog, that's an interesting tip for the banana trees. That would most certainly create a tropical theme and provide a little bit of shade as well.
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    Man that looks awesome. I have banana trees around for landscaping. They ad a nice tropical theme. Very hardy. They die off after first frost but come back bigger n better every year
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    Re: New Pool and Deck Build in Benson, NC

    Love it!!! We likely won't add the deck until next season but we are looking at ideas. Great job!!!
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