Hi All - I'm struggling trying to finish the backside of my pool deck as theres an elevation drop with a slope that leads to the well house. Been trying to figure out if i should do retaining wall(s), planters, stairs, drop down about 6" and do a large gravel deck, feather it straight down from the pool deck with dirt and plant grass, etc, etc. I started thinking it may come down to if we have any usable pool house functions in that shed or not. The shed in its current state is ugly as sin. Its 2x4 framed out inside and finished in hardi board on the outside. Its main purpose is to hold the ~1000 gallon well water tank, which takes up most of the space. The pool equipment is on the back wall of the shed (outside). Its also home to the sprinkler control and low voltage lighting, so just knocking it down and removing it altogether is not really practical as all that stuff has to live somewhere. It sits on a concrete slab, that pretty much follows the slope (seriously, i dont understand why they wouldnt have leveled the slab and building). Anyhow, I'm trying to decide if theres some way to salvage this building into a nice pool/changing house of some kind that would fit the yard. It's 10x14, the water tank takes up 10x10, leaving a skinny 4'x10' space when you walk through the door. The water tank is only ~5' tall, so theoretically theres some usable space above the tank if I put some kind of loft for storage. My plan would be to paint it a cream color to match the house and redo the trim in rough cedar to help tie in with our house. Thought about making some kind of 3/4 wall coming off the side to act as an outdoor shower or possibly the changing area as well. Maybe in a rusty tin and cedar. I'm stuck on feeling like im going to throw away good money on putting lipstick on this pig versus feeling like its going to cost a fortune to rip it down and start over. I have no idea what a shed/pool house would cost to build. Anyhow, love to hear your thoughts on what you'd do if you were me.